Pediatricians serving Northwest Austin, Round Rock, Pluggerville, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Hutto, and Taylor.
Dr. Marta Katalenas
A Board Certified Pediatrician, Dr. Katalenas graduated from the University of Oviedo Medical School, located in Northern Spain, in 1982. She worked as a General Practitioner in her hometown of Oviedo, and also performed Clinical Medical Research Projects at the University Medical School.
Dr. Katalenas completed her Pediatric Residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, affiliated to Columbia University of New York. For one year she was part of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Team at Columbia Presbyterian Children’s Hospital of New York, taking care of children with cancer and blood disorders.
While in New Jersey, she worked at Northwest Covenant Medical Center in Denville, as a Hospital Pediatrician, and at Hackensack University Medical Center, Tomorrow’s Children Institute, in the Hematology-Oncology floor and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
In 1996, she moved to Round Rock, founding the Pediatric Center of Round Rock, a general pediatrics practice, where she provides care for children from newborns to age 18. At the practice, she oversees a nutrition management program designed to help children and families make the lifestyle changes necessary to promote and maintain health. In addition, she provides care for newborns at the Round Rock Hospital and North Austin Medical Center. She has served as Chairman of Pediatrics at Round Rock Medical Center for three years, most recently in 2008. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the University of Texas Medical Branch, a supervising physician for the Resident Program for UT Southwestern Medical School and a Clinical Instructor for the University of Texas School of Nursing.
Dr. Katalenas regularly attends educational seminars and is committed to providing the most advanced medical care to her patients. Her areas of interest in Pediatrics include the care of newborns, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, child and adolescent behavior and pediatric nutrition. She serves as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association in child/adolescent obesity issues.
Dr. Katalenas is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the European Pediatric Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. She served as a volunteer at the Round Rock Health Clinic, while collaborating as a Board Member, and is part of the Medical Mission Team at St. Williams Catholic Church. She served on the Advisory Committee for Easter Seals of Texas and was a Site Based Advisory Member for Berkman Elementary School in Round Rock. She has been a member of Rotary International since 2004.
Married for 25 years, Dr. Katalenas has 3 children. She and her husband enjoy reading, history, travel and gourmet cooking.
Dr. Crystal Salinas
Dr. Crystal Salinas, a Board Certified Pediatrician, attended Washington University in St. Louis. She then finished Medical School at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock before moving to Austin, where she then completed her pediatric residency at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Following residency, Dr. Crystal Salinas stayed on another year with Dell Children’s Medical Center as a Chief Resident, where she taught medical students and residents, in addition to working as a Pediatric Hospitalist and as a preceptor at the resident clinic.
Her career interests include nutrition and obesity awareness, asthma, and newborn care. She also serves as a mentor for residents at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
On her personal time, Dr. Salinas enjoys spending time with her family, participating in church activities, going to the movies, and swimming. She and her husband have a daughter (born 2011), Scarlet and twin boys (born 2014) Lukas and Oliver.
Dr. Kelly Kovaric, a Board-Certified Pediatrician, graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M and then began her career with kids as a middle school language arts and drama teacher here in Austin. She soon discovered her true calling as a pediatrician and entered medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. There she helped publish a paper on preterm labor in the journal of Molecular Endocrinology and served as President of the Pediatric Interest Group. She went on to complete her internship and residency at Children.s Medical Center Dallas where she later served as a pediatric hospitalist upon completion of residency.
Dr. Kovaric is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Texas Medical Association, and Travis County Medical Society. Her career interests include international adoption, congenital heart disease, and premature infants.
Dr. Kovaric is thrilled to be back in Austin with her husband and two sons (Andrew and Aiden, a former preemie.) She enjoys theater, running, and medical missions.
Nurse Practitioner, Taskina Masud
Taskina Masud is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2003, who finished her training at Oregon Health Sciences University. She received her BSN from Crieghton University, and a BS in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. She has a varied heath care back ground and knew she would pursue this field since the age of 3. Before working as a PNP, she was doing genetic research on Macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s and then was a recovery room RN for 6 years.
Taskina grew up in California, and lived in Oregon for 10 years before moving to Austin in 2007. She has been married for 13 years and has a 7 year old daughter. Taskina enjoys hiking, reading, festivals, activities with her daughter and her little patients (who are her borrowed children).
Nurse Practitioner, Teresa Klubak
Teresa “Tressa” Klubak has been a family nurse practitioner since 1998. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. She received her Masters in Nursing Degree from University of Texas at Austin and finished her training at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She became a family nurse practitioner because she enjoys taking care of people of all ages. Most of her working experience has been in pediatrics. Her career has included caring for newborns, labor & delivery, family practice and geriatrics.
Tressa grew up in west Texas and the Austin area has been home since 1986. She has been married for 18 years. There is never a dull moment at home with a teenage daughter and a dog and two cats. She enjoys walking, reading, and travelling. Tressa is thrilled to be working with the families of Pediatric Center of Round Rock.
If you’re looking for a new pediatrician for your child please call us at (512) 733-5437 to setup an appointment. We serve North Austin, Round Rock, Pfluggerville, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Hutto, and Taylor.