Seton Family of Doctors

Kartik Pillutla, MD, FAAP

Associate Program Director - Pediatric Residency Training Program, Attending Physician, Pediatric Nephrology, Dell Children's Medical Center

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Kartik Pillutla, MD, FAAP

Associate Program Director - Pediatric Residency Training Program, Attending Physician, Pediatric Nephrology, Dell Children's Medical Center

I was born and raised in California and moved to Austin in 2012. My wife and I are proud to call Austin home! I am board certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. My special interests include chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hypertension and medical education.

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  • Nephrology (Pediatric)

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
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Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Medical Group

My Passion for Healthcare

Early on in medical school I was drawn to a career in nephrology. I found the subject matter fascinating given the critical importance of the kidney in maintaining health. Being able to establish long lasting relationships with patients and their families is something that I find most special about my job. As a pediatric nephrologist, I have the privilege of meeting my patient as early as the moment they are born and caring for them until they graduate high school.

Services I Provide

  1. Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  2. In-Center Hemodialysis
  3. Hypertension
  4. Nephrotic Syndrome
  5. Glomerulonephritis
  6. Post-Kidney Transplant Care
  7. Kidney Biopsy

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

  • Residency

    LAC-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

  • Fellowship

    University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

  • Board Certification

    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

As a pediatric kidney doctor, I see patients with a variety of conditions including high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease. I provide care for children who require dialysis and for those that have received a kidney transplant. I participate in a collaborative kidney stone clinic with pediatric urology. I participate in national quality improvement studies. I am researching ways we can improve the quality of life for our patients and their families. I am passionate about teaching doctors in training. I believe in the importance of family centered care.


  1. American Society of Nephrology
  2. American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  3. International Pediatric Nephrology Association

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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