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Jana Zamarripa – DMEPOS Specialist

Jana Zamarripa is a DMEPOS Specialist at Urology Austin. As a DMEPOS Specialist, she supports our patients with their catheter supply needs and ensures smooth communication between the patient and the provider’s office. Jana joined Urology Austin as a Medical Assistant in 2022 and continues to assist patients and providers in the clinic. Jana brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to Urology Austin.

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Rebecca Rodriguez – Clinical Research Director

Rebecca Rodriguez is the Clinical Research Director at Urology Austin.  She has 20+ years’ experience in clinical research at independent, multi-site, and CRO levels.  Prior to joining Urology Austin, Rebecca served as the Director of Clinical Operations at DermResearch, Inc., a local research site focused on dermatology trials.  Rebecca attended St. Edward’s University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Biological Sciences and Professional Communication.

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Tenea Johnson – Clinical Research Coordinator

Tenea Johnson is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Urology Austin. Tenea received her Bachelor of Science in Biology focusing on Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at University of Houston and received her MBA in healthcare administration at University of Texas-Tyler. While completing her Bachelor degree, she was a collegiate athlete for the University of Houston women’s basketball team and an Intern at the UH Research department focusing on epidemiology.

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Liz Ayala – Patient Navigator

Liz Ayala is a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Patient Navigator at Urology Austin

Liz Ayala is a BPH Patient Navigator and Certified Medical Assistant with 11 years of experience at Urology Austin.  Liz received her Medical Assistant Certification from Everest Institute in San Antonio, TX in 2010.

As a Patient Navigator, Liz serves as the main point of contact for patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) symptoms.

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Erica Villanueva, Patient Navigator

Erica Villanueva is an Overactive Bladder Patient Navigator at Urology Austin

Erica Villanueva is a Patient Navigator with five years of experience in the field of Urology. Erica joined our practice as a Medical Assistant after graduating from the Southern Careers Institute (2006) here in Austin, and was promoted to a Surgery Scheduler in 2019.

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Vanessa Castaneda – Patient Navigator

Vanessa Castaneda is a Patient Navigator for prostate cancer radiation therapy and a Medical Assistant with over 10 years experience in healthcare including two years at Urology Austin. Vanessa received her Medical Assistant Certification from the National Institute of Technology (N.I.T.) here in Austin. Vanessa started at Urology Austin as an Medical Assistant who was cross-trained in Testosterone Pellet Authorization and was quickly promoted to Radiation Navigator.

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Tiffany Walther – Women’s Wellness Manager

Tiffany Walther is the Women’s Wellness Manager at Urology Austin.  Tiffany joined Urology Austin in 2019 as a Medical Assistant at our Round Rock #1 location and was quickly promoted to an Assistant Manager. In 2021, Tiffany was again promoted to Manager of our Women’s Wellness Program.

Tiffany received an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the Austin Community College. 

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Jennifer Penshorn – Clinical Research Nurse

Jennifer Penshorn is a Clinical Research Nurse at Urology Austin. Jenny received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at San Jose State University. While completing her Bachelor degree, she worked part time as a Medical Assistant in Mt. View, California. After graduating, she started her research career as a Clinical Research Coordinator working on cardiovascular catheterization lab devices/procedures and drug studies.

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Erika Saldivar, Patient Navigator

Erika Saldivar is a Prostate Cancer Patient Navigator at Urology Austin

Erika Saldivar is a Patient Navigator and Medical Assistant with over seven years experience in healthcare including four years at Urology Austin. Erika received her Medical Assistant Certification from  Southern Careers Institute here in Austin.

As a Patient Navigator, Erika functions as the main point of contact for men who have advanced prostate cancer or prostate cancer that has recurred post primary treatment such as surgery or radiation.

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Fabian Maya Tello, Patient Navigator

Fabian Maya Tello is a Patient Navigator and Certified Medical Assistant with over eight years in medicine including three years with Urology Austin. Fabian received his Medical Assistant Certification from Southern Careers Institute in Austin, Texas in 2013.

In 2021, Fabian was promoted to Patient Navigator. As a Patient Navigator, Fabian serves as the main point of contact for patients diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

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