Welcome to PAA


New Patients


Thank you for choosing Pediatric Associates of Austin as your child's medical home, where we always provide a comfortable, caring environment, so our patients and their families can feel at ease. We've included helpful items on this page to ensure you and your child's first trip to our office is productive, stress-free and enjoyable.

Our Mission

Our practice is working together to build life-long relationships between our staff and our patients, by consistently providing our patients with compassion, excellence, and value. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
  • Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
  • Guiding our patients along a path of optimal health and wellness.
  • Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.

If you're preparing for your child's first visit, you can do a few things to help expedite the appointment. Please provide the following information when you arrive for your visit:

  • Current Insurance Identification cards
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Up to Date Immunization Records for us to add to your Medical Chart
  • Medical records from your previous pediatrician

About Pediatric Associates of Austin

Situated between Tarrytown and Rosedale neighborhoods, Pediatric Associates of Austin is conveniently located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Since the practice first opened in 1974, the doctors and nurses here have treated many of the city’s children. Some of their former patients have even brought their own children to the practice, creating a family legacy at Pediatric Associates of Austin.

Board-Certified Pediatricians

All of the doctors at Pediatric Associates of Austin are board-certified pediatricians. Many of them are also fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Between all of the doctors, the team has a diverse array of specialties and experiences that help them provide excellent, comprehensive pediatric care.

The full list of doctors at the practice include:

  • Dr. Samuel Mirrop
  • Dr. Lance Hargrave
  • Dr. Ashley Gonzalez
  • Dr. Katie Sanford
  • Dr. Christine Kasbarian
  • Dr. Forrest Gnagi
  • Dr. Margot Martino


Highly Trained Advanced Practice Providers

In addition to our physicians, Pediatric Associates of Austin also employs highly qualified  Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (CPNPs). Nurse practitioners have been working alongside our PAA physicians for over 10 years, serving at our After Hours Kids Clinic, our SportsSafe Concussion Clinic, and in our daytime office. Each of our nurse practitioners brings extensive varied experiences from various work environments including ENT, neurology, urgent care, hematology, infectious disease, and primary care. All pediatric nurse practitioners have a master’s degree in nursing and certification by a national pediatric nursing board. Our nurse practitioners are all CPNP-PC’s. This means each is certified specifically in the area of pediatric primary care; allowing them to care for infants from birth through 21 years of age. PNP’s not only diagnose and treat common illnesses, but also focus on health education and illness prevention. In Texas, PNP’s are supervised by a physician; ours are so fortunate to receive training and be mentored by the wonderful physicians at Pediatric Associates of Austin.

SportsSafe and After Hours Kids

Many of the providers at Pediatric Associates of Austin also provide care through SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. and After Hours Kids, which are both located in the same building.

SportsSafe: Concussion. Brain. Body. Provides baseline testing, concussion evaluations, and concussion education for student-athletes. After Hours Kids provides medical care for children during evenings and on weekends.

In addition to these extension programs, Pediatric Associates of Austin also has an on-site lab. This lets them expedite blood work when needed.

Care for Children of All Ages

We provide exceptional medical care for children from birth through college. At Pediatric Associates of Austin, we offer personal, comprehensive service including on-site laboratory and digital imaging. All of our nurses are Registered Nurses who have a vast knowledge of pediatric medicine. Our physicians are all Board-Certified Pediatricians.

Pediatric Associates of Austin exists to provide parents and children with excellent medical care and parenting education. We strive to be advocates for children to ensure each child’s value and to help families be successful in raising confident, capable members of our society.

What We Offer


Is Your Child Sick?

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If your child is seriously ill, please call us directly at (512) 458-5323

If your child is seriously ill, please call us directly at (512) 458-5323

Injuries Happen. We're Here to Help.

By partnering with SportsSafe, Pediatric Associates of Austin is dedicated to helping pediatric patients who have sustained a concussion injury. For more information about SportsSafe click here.

After Hours Care

AFTER HOURS KIDS is a pediatric care clinic staffed by Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Certified Physician Assistants as an after hours extension to Pediatric Associates of Austin. It is common for problems to present themselves after regular hours for children 18 years and younger. We have an on-site lab available, and we are open to the general public.

AFTER HOURS KIDS is not a Primary Care Provider and does not accept patients for on-going primary care.

Ear Piercing available at After Hours Kids

Since a newborn’s ears are not fully developed and they typically have not received their first two tetanus vaccines, ear piercing in children under 4 months is not recommended. We advise piercings to be done between 4 to 6 months or after 12 years of age. However, some exceptions can be made. Click here for more information.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "This is hands down the BEST place you can take your children. They are so patient, caring and friendly. "

    Katie I.
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    "It's such a relief to be able to get my sick kiddos in after work hours. "

    Erin S.
  • Google

    "Dr. Gnagi was wonderful, very thorough and personable. Our son enjoyed the doctor's visit and we felt cared for with helpful information for treatments."

  • Google

    "Got us in first thing on a Saturday to diagnose a second round of strep. Dr. Sanford is thorough and sweet and we have loved every experience with her!"

  • Google

    "Dr. Gonzalez is a kind and patient listener. She immediately puts my children at ease when they talk with her. We love her!"

  • Google

    "We really appreciated the thoughtfulness and thoroughness shown at our appointment with Dr. Martino - this was our first time to see this provider at PAA."

    Zuzu D.
  • Google

    "I can not fully express my appreciation for the care my young athlete received from all the Doctors, NP’s and RN’s at this practice but especially from Emily Woodward."

    Sarah Ellen.
  • Google

    "We love Dr. Sanford and appreciate the time and detailed attention she devotes to our son. She is warm, friendly and extremely patient!"

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Mirrop is wonderful. I would recommend him to everyone who asks for a good pediatrician."

    SARA N.
  • Yelp

    "After Hours Kids was there for us! I'm so grateful to have found them!"

    Michelle F.
  • Yelp

    "I love Dr. Hargrave. He is always incredibly detailed and we are grateful for his approach to ensure parents' concerns are taken into account with care of his patients."

    J. C.
  • Google

    "While new to the practice, Dr. Gnagi fits into the practice like a member of the family. He listens with care & compassion and is eager to address concerns."

    Miles M
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    "I love that there are so many different hours available as well as the ability to see a Dr. on the weekend. "

    Anne R.
  • Google

    "Dr. González is always incredibly empathic and informative. As first time parents my husband and I have been grateful for her guidance."

    JAMIE P.
  • Google

    "We are new patients and feel extremely cared for by the staff here. Our newborn son has received personalized care and attention by doctors, nurses and other staff."

    Katherine B.
  • Google

    "We love Dr. Sanford and appreciate the time and detailed attention she devotes to our son. She is warm, friendly and extremely patient!"

    Samantha T.
  • Google

    The clinic is a well-oiled machine with very friendly staff. You’re given a patient room to wait in immediately and we have never waited too long to see the pediatrician.

    Lucinda W.
  • Google

    "My children have been coming to Pediatric Associates for 10 years. The doctors are knowledgable, the nurses are fantastic, the appointments run on schedule..."

  • Google

    "Great practice, we have been patients for almost 16 years. Very easy to get an appointment, even on short notice. Quick in/out, great docs, great staff."

    Clara O.
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Pediatric Associates of Austin
1600 West 38th Street
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731