Meet the Team at Austin Oaks Hospital

Our Physicians

Carlos Tirado, MD
Executive Medical Director

  • Joined Austin Oaks Hospital in November 2019
  • August 2006 – Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies of Addition, Philadelphia, PA
  • June 2003 – Residency in Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • June 1999 – MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • Board Certifications:
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry, 2004
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Addiction Psychiatry, 2014

Isela A. Werchan, MD

  • Joined Austin Oaks Hospital in November 2019
  • 2016 – Residency Psychiatry Program, University of Texas Austin/Dell Medical School Psychiatry
  • 2012 – MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2007 – BS in Microbiology, University of Texas El Paso

Jennifer Schaefer, MD

  • Joined Austin Oaks Hospital in November 2019
  • 2016 – Present – Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Texas Austin/ Dell Medical School
  • 2016 – Residency Psychiatry Program, University of Texas Austin/ Dell Medical School
  • 2014 – MD, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio
  • 2008 – BS in Psychology, Texas A&M University

Kristen Starzynski
PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for Adult, and Adolescent Units

  • Joined Austin Oaks Hospital in October 2018
  • May 2017 – MSN, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • December 2006 – BA in Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Board Certifications:
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, July 2017

Shiva Lam, MD
Service Director, Latency PHP

  • Joined Austin Oaks Hospital in December 2016
  • June 1998 – Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Austin State Hospital, Austin, TX
  • June 1998 – Residency in Psychiatry, Austin State Hospital, Austin, TX
  • June 1986 – MD, Ghandi Medical College, Secunderabad, India
  • Board Certifications:
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, 2013

Our Leadership & Staff

  • Steve Kelly, Chief Executive Officer
  • Meg Haden, Chief Operating Officer
  • Kim Maus, Chief Nursing Officer / Director of Nursing
  • Molly Wang, Director of Clinical Services
  • Susan Bednar-Haynes, Director of Expressive Therapy & Patient Advocate
  • Amanda Taylor, Director of Admissions
  • Lena Laxton, Director of Risk Management
  • Angelica Reyes, Director of Business Development
  • Samantha Costello, Director of Medical Records
  • Colleen Lewis, Director of Human Resources
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Always Here to Help

We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 512-440-4800, send us a message or visit our facility to get started. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.