Dr Spencer is a native Austinite . She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The University of Texas @Austin and a Medical Doctorate from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Subsequently she performed the duties as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nephrology at UTHSCSA caring for children with a variety of kidney diseases, managing patients on dialysis as well as through the transplant process.
Concomitantly she served as an attending physician in general pediatrics , instructing residents and medical students in the newborn nursery as well as the neonatal ICU , pediatric ward and pediatric ICU.
Dr Spencer moved to Austin in 2000 to practice general outpatient pediatrics and formed her own practice in 2007. Dr Spencer is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr Spencer ‘s husband , Cliff left his career in order to stay home to care for their two energetic sons and amazing daughter . Together they are busy with school activities, sports and family vacations. In her spare time , she enjoys reading , swimming and hiking.
Dr. Nitzia Cepeda is a native of Puerto Rico. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated from medical school in Puerto Rico. She moved to Texas to complete pediatric training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After finishing residency she went to a private practice as a hospitalist in the Houston area. She was the admitting physician in three hospitals and was in charge of attending deliveries and managing premature babies in the intensive care unit.
She moved to Austin in 2005 and joined a group of physicians in Round Rock, and in 2007 she started her own practice, Jollyville Pediatrics.
Dr. Cepeda is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also licensed as medical director of the clinic laboratory and completes Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses every two years. Dr. Cepeda is very involved with the community and she has an interest for health education. She is interviewed once a month on Radio Mujer FM 95.1 in Austin where she discusses topics about public health.
Dr. Cepeda and husband, Dr. Eduardo Cepeda, have three beautiful and energetic children 2 boys and 1 girl. Her interests include running (she has completed two half marathons and one triathlon) and spending time with her family. Dr. Cepeda is fluent in Spanish.