Mario J. Vela, M.D.
Mark T. Malone, M.D., is a Board Certified pain specialist and a native Texan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Malone attended Baylor College of Medicine for residency and training in anesthesiology, and then completed a pain management fellowship at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in 1998. Prior to founding Advanced Pain Care in 2002, Dr. Malone was a member of an Austin-based group practice for twelve years, and a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine for six years. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a sub-specialty in pain management; this is the only board certification for pain management endorsed by the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017 Dr. Malone was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at UT Dell Medical School. <br> Dr. Malone is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Spinal Intervention Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Travis County Medical Society. He has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Austin with their three children. In his spare time, he enjoys water-skiing, cycling, and travel.
Mario J. Vela, MD is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and attended San Juan Bautista School of Medicine for his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Vela has previously worked as a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Doctors Hospital of Laredo where he diagnosed and treated thousands of underserved patients from his hometown community in the acute and ambulatory care setting.
He specializes in non-surgical, targeted diagnostic procedures and treatments performed using image guidance, which carry less risk, less pain and less recovery time when compared to more invasive surgical techniques. He also reads and interprets all diagnostic imaging modalities including X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET and nuclear imaging.
Outside of the clinic, you can find him spending time with his son, traveling, reading, attending live concerts, playing drums, socializing, exercising and enjoying the outdoors. His favorite hobbies include playing sports, skiing, skydiving, clay sculpting, water skiing and wake boarding.
Dr. Vela is fluent in both English and Spanish.