Meet Our Physicians

W. Thomas Kittleman, M.D.

Dr. Kittleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science at Houston. Upon graduating from medical school, he completed an internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin followed by a three year Ophthalmology residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Kittleman is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, the Austin Ophthalmological Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an honor he has maintained since 1986. Dr. Kittleman performs cataract surgery and treats patients with glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration, as well as performs complete eye examinations for adults.

Dr. Kittleman enjoys outdoor sports, especially running, swimming, cycling, triathlons and scuba diving. Dr. Kittleman is married to Dr. Linda Litzinger and has two sons.

Patricia B. Dearman, M.D.

Dr. Dearman graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and earned a Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. There she received the American Medical Women’s Association award for Outstanding Female Medical Student. Upon graduating from medical school, she completed a rotating internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, followed by a three year residency in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Dr. Dearman is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, and the Austin Ophthalmological Society. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has served as a consultant to the Texas Medical Foundation.

She is a member of the Round Rock Women’s Club, is married to Dr. Thomas Hendrix, and has two grown children.

Thomas L. Hendrix, M.D.

Dr. Hendrix earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Upon graduating from medical school, he continued training at Baylor College of Medicine completing an 18-month residency in general surgery followed by a three year residency in ophthalmology.

Dr. Hendrix is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society and the Austin Ophthalmological Society.

Since 1979, Dr. Hendrix has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is interested in peer review of ophthalmologists and serves as a consultant to the Texas Medical Foundation. He is married to Dr. Patricia Dearman and has two grown children.

Kimberly T. Golde, M.D.

Dr. Golde earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas, graduating with highest honors.  She then went on to earn her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors.  Following an internship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Dr. Golde completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

After residency, she served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine, where she spent time taking care of patients as well as teaching both residents and students in the clinical setting and in the operating room.

Dr. Golde is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society, and the Austin Ophthalmology Society.

Dr. Golde lives in Austin with her husband, Nick, and two children.

Lena A. Dixit, M.D.

Dr. Dixit earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated summa cum laude with High Honors. She was nominated for the Outstanding Scholar Award by the College of Engineering.  She earned her Medical Degree and Certification in Medical Ethics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, graduating with Honors.  Following an internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, she completed her residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Dixit has completed additional subspecialty training at the top-ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, with a Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery.

She specializes in cataract and intraocular lens surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery, ocular surface disease and reconstruction, dry eye, ocular surface tumors, and laser vision correction (LASIK/PRK).

She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, and a legislative advocate for patients and physicians.  Dr. Dixit enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the violin, soccer, swimming, and outdoor activities.

 

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