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It is an honor and a privilege to serve children and their families and walk hand-in-hand with them during the journey of infancy, childhood, and adolescence. I thank you for entrusting me with the care of your child. Together we will monitor development and growth, focus on prevention, and identify illness to foster your child's health.

Dr. Avila Edwards, Pediatrics, is currently accepting new patients.

Personal Summary

Dr. Avila Edwards' rock and foundation are her family. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. She also loves running with her dog Boston, being outdoors, and playing the violin and piano.

Professional Positions and Honors

Dr. Avila Edwards’ strong interest in childhood obesity is reflected in her positions and honors:

  • President, Texas Pediatric Society, Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-2013
  • Editorial Board Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Active Living for Families Project
  • Committee Member, Texas Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health. Scholar, Texas Medical Assocation Leadership College, 2011-2012
  • Executive Board and Board of Ethics, Travis County Medical Society
  • Alternate Delegate to the Texas Medical Association House of Delegates, Travis County Medical Society
  • Secretary, Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board 2009-2011
  • Co-chair, Texas Pediatric Society Legislative Committee 2008-2011
  • Chair, Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Committee, 2006-2011
  • John Covert Watson Award for Vision, Children in Nature, 2011
  • NICHQ Grant Recipient, Mobilizing Healthcare Professionals as Community Leaders in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Project Team Leader, 2009
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award, 2007, 2008
  • Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board Award, 2006
  • Member, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Advisory Board
  • Member, Hispanic Physicians Association

Recommended Resources

General Pediatric Information:
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity:
Parenting and Child Development Books:
  • Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton
  • Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber MD
  • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp MD
  • A Parent's Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health by Sandra Hassink
📅 Request an Appointment with Kimberly C. Avila Edwards, MD

Joined ARC

2012

Education

B.A. in Biochemistry, Magna cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1995

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 1999

Residency / Internship

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002

Certification

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Languages

Spanish