Provider Profiles

Vivek Mahendru, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Pain Management
Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Mahendru is a fellowship trained pain management physician [CA-4] in Austin. He completed multiple fellowships in pain therapy at Harvard Medical School, and Texas Tech University. Dr. Mahendru is often requested to publish articles in medical journals and lecture at national events, his work and dedication is widely recognized.

His qualifications include:
• Starting the first pain fellowship fund at Harvard Medical School
• Past-secretary of the National Anesthesia Residents Section
• Pioneering the first national Residents Section in pain management
• Former consultant to the Texas State Medical Board.

Dr. Mahendru enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful children. In his spare time he enjoys riding horses and playing tennis.

Chris Vije, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Pain Management
Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Originally from Texas, Chris Vije, M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  He then completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.  He stayed in Philadelphia to subsequently complete his pain medicine fellowship also at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Vije has given presentations, lectures, and published book chapters and scientific articles in the field of pain management.  He particularly enjoys challenging neuropathic pain conditions and creating positive outcomes in his patients’ lives.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, college football, traveling and outdoor activities.  He is looking forward to returning to Texas and enjoying Austin’s friendly atmosphere.


Christopher Manees, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Pain Management
Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Dr. Manees earned his medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine. After completing medical school, he completed an anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Dr. Manees has participated in numerous national conferences with presentations and research. His membership in pain related professional societies affords him the opportunity to interact and to share his experience with others. His practice is comprehensive in nature and utilizes several different modalities such as physical therapy, pain psychology, medication management, and interventional therapy.

Dr. Manees can help patients with many different pain states, as well as health wellness through diet and exercise. He is very eager to help patients with pain complaints in Central Texas. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, sports, weightlifting, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family and friends.

Tameta R Clark, M.D.
Fellowship Trained Pain Management
Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician 

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Clark attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for medical school, then returned to Duke University for her residency in Anesthesiology, where she served as Chief Resident. She furthered her training with a fellowship in Pain Management at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management and has worked in the field of Pain Management in North Carolina for three years prior to relocating to Austin. She enjoys focusing on improving the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain. She has given lectures on various topics pertaining to pain management and has participated in educating residents in different medical specialites about pain management.

Having studied ballet from an early age, her interests include the performing arts, exercise and fitness. She also enjoys international travel and spending time with her family.

Patricia Serna, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Originally from Texas, Patricia Serna, MHS, PA-C earned her Bachelor’s in Biology degree from the University of Texas Austin. She then completed her Master’s degree in Health Sciences and Physician Assistant training at Duke University School of Medicine. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she was enlisted in the United States Air Force as a member of the 55th Medical Group Aeromedical Squadron as a medical technician where she was trained in emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics and later spent 5 years in the oncology field. She is Nationally Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Texas Medical Board. No matter how challenging the situation, it is her goal to help patients improve their quality of life and provide compassionate and quality health care.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends, traveling, reading and going to the movies.

Michelle Newkamp
Clinic Administrator

Michelle Newkamp joined Pain Specialists of Austin in 1997. Michelle completed her medical training at Allied Health Career and is a nationally certified Medical Assistant, Office Assistant, and Phlebotomist. After completing her medical training, Michelle returned to Allied Health Careers to teach Medical Assisting. She has worked with other Medical Assisting programs in Austin to develop their program curriculum, as well as sat on their governing boards. Michelle has attended 3 years at Austin Community College in their early child development program. Michelle enjoys educating people about pain management and how to reach optimal pain relief.

Michelle is the mother of two and has a beautiful granddaughter. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Catherine Randolph
Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Randolph is a native New Yorker who has lived in Texas since 1985. Over the last 20-plus years, she has been in healthcare management for both large and small specialty groups, including internal medicine, neurology, infectious disease, pulmonary, cardiology and rheumatology. Prior to coming to Medical Management Solutions in 2006, she spent eleven years managing Austin's oldest and largest internal medicine practice. Catherine surrounds herself with multi-talented people and is actively involved in the healthcare community. She is a member of the Texas Medical Group Association (TMGMA) and the national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as well as the local group chapter. Her husband Andrew Teekell is a musician and wine professional and her daughter Christine is an engineer, living in Atlanta.

Catherine is very close to her family and enjoys traveling, gardening, and collecting art.