Robert J. Koval, MD
Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases from the American College of Rheumatology
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Dr. Robert Koval is a rheumatologist who specializes in treating autoimmune and inflammatory disorders that affect the bones, muscles, and joints, such as osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with particularly challenging cases of arthritis may be referred to Dr. Koval for an evaluation. With treatment, Dr. Koval’s patients finally find hope and effective solutions for the pain and can begin to regain their lives.
Dr. Koval volunteers his time as a consultant at the Samaritan Health Ministries in Cedar Park. In his spare time, Dr. Koval enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and two young children. He also enjoys watching and attending sporting events (Hook’em Horns!), traveling, and many outdoor activities.
Dr. Koval was voted by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Stars list in 2018-2020, and the Super Doctors list in 2021 and 2022. In addition, he was recognized as a Top Doctor by Austin Monthly in 2022 and 2023.
Dr. Koval often educates his patients on the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet which can help reduce symptoms and flare-ups. Read Dr. Koval’s blog post here.
Dr. Robert Koval is interviewed by Spectrum News about arthritis and infusion therapy. This interview includes a candid visit with one of Dr. Koval’s patients who is a long time sufferer of arthritis and how she is overcoming her diagnosis in order to continue working as an artist.
- Undergraduate Education:
- University of Texas at Austin
- Medical School:
- University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX
- Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
- Rheumatology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Meet Megan Passe, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner for Dr. Robert Koval
Megan Passe, FNP-C comes to Texas Orthopedics with 15 years of general family practice experience in the Cedar Park and Leander area. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with both her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and her Master’s of Science in Nursing and proudly displays her Hook’Em Horns! Megan is excited to join Dr. Robert Koval and Texas Orthopedics and serve her community in a new realm.
Megan lives in Leander with her husband and three very active children and enjoys watching them participate in sports, dance and piano. In her free time she enjoys running, playing soccer, reading, traveling, learning the piano and scuba diving when she can get away.
Dr. Robert Koval speaks Spanish and sees patients at the Northwest Austin and Cedar Park offices of Texas Orthopedics. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Koval, please call (512) 485-0516 or request an appointment online.