Dr. Kimberly Avlia Edwards wearing a white coat and smiling in front of a window.

Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD

Appointments: 1-512-324-0975
Dell Med Directory Bio: Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD




Harvard Medical School, MD

Harvard University, BA, Biochemistry


Internship & Residency, Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Biography

Kimberly Avila Edwards, MD, is a board-certified general pediatrician in Dell Children’s Medical Group Pediatrics Mueller, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in caring for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with more than 20 years of experience. Additionally, Dr. Avila-Edwards is an assistant professor and serves as the Associate Chair for Advocacy for the Dell Medical School Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Avila Edwards graduated magna cum laude from Harvard university with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed both an internship and residency in pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Avila Edwards currently serves as the Director of Advocacy and External Affairs for Dell Children’s Medical Center. She formerly served as a part-time general pediatric practitioner and urgent care provider at a multispecialty group practice in the Austin area.

Dr. Avila Edwards' clinical and research interests include pediatric obesity. In 2010, she co-founded the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity at Dell Children's Medical Center. After her involvement with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Active Living for Families project and Institute for a Healthy Childhood Weight, she continues to work at a national level with the AAP and has held various roles both nationally and within the state chapter of the AAP, the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA). As a fluent Spanish speaker and the first Hispanic TPS President, she was uniquely positioned to work with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Texas Pediatric Society in their advocacy efforts for immigrant children during her presidency. She has actively participated in Texas legislative sessions, sharing her content expertise and testifying before various state legislative committees on various obesity and other child health-related billon behalf of TPS, the TMA, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Avila Edwards is a pediatrician with Dell Children’s Medical Group.

Board Certification

  • The American Board of Pediatrics

Awards & Honors

  • Austin Monthly Top Doctor
  • Executive Board Award in Recognition of the Development of the Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Toolkit, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Finalist, McNamara Competition, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Graduate, Texas Medical Association Leadership College
  • Heart of Austin Regional Clinic Award in Recognition of Advocacy for Children, Austin Regional Clinic
  • John Covert Watson Award for Vision, Children in Nature
  • Sidney R. Kaliski, MD, Award of Merit in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Health and Welfare of the Children of Texas, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Special Achievement Award in Recognition for Leading the Campaign in Texas to Promote Awareness of and the Importance of Developing Programs to Address Childhood Obesity, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Special Achievement Award in Recognition for the Chapter Quality Network ADHD Quality Improvement Leadership Team Who Helped Coordinate a Large and Time-Consuming QI Project, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Special Achievement Award in Recognition of Many Years of Dedicated Service as the Texas Chapter Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics,
  • Special Achievement Award in Recognition of Tireless Efforts to Market and Distribute the Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Toolkit, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Texas Pediatric Society Representative, American Academy of Pediatrics Leadership Conference