About Us

About Central Austin Dermatology & Aesthetics in Austin, TX

Farady Dermatology Associates, Dr. Katherine Farady’s practice, and Central Austin Dermatology, Dr. Jay Hendrix’s practice, merged together in 2024 to operate under the name Central Austin Dermatology & Aesthetics with three locations serving the Austin community. We have been serving Austin patients for more than 25 years and offer medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services.

We are all passionate about providing the highest quality dermatologic care with an emphasis on treating the person and not just the disease. We are committed to providing patient-centered quality care and our team of providers have a vast amount of experience. Our team has kept up with modern dermatology technologies, including tools, restorations and innovative methods of achieving and maintaining optimal skin health. While our expertise in dermatology tools and techniques has evolved over time, our commitment to our patient’s comfort and well-being has been consistent since we began our practices. We uphold this commitment with thorough and gentle dermatology treatment, as well as educating our patients to have a better skincare regimen outside of our office.

We care for your well-being.

Get to know the team

Quoc-Bao Nguyen, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon

Locations: Anderson Lane
Dr. Quoc-Bao Nguyen is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon
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Simi Cadmus, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Locations: Anderson Lane | Bryker Woods
Dr. Cadmus’s professional interests include surgical dermatology, skin of color, hair loss, and cosmetics.
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Jay A. Hendrix, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Locations: 34th & West
Dr. Hendrix been named among the best physicians in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine
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Courtney Scamardo, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Locations: Anderson Lane | Bryker Woods
Courtney loves working in dermatology because of the satisfaction that comes from building trust
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Shirien O. Coover, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Locations: 34th & West
Shirien is passionate about providing high-quality medical care to her patients and takes a
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Lidija Balic, LVN

Aesthetic Provider

Locations: Bryker Woods
Lidija truly enjoys caring for people and providing our patients with a personable and
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In your own words

Patient Testimonials

Anderson Ln.

I’m happy to say that Dr. Simi Cadmus and PA Courtney Scamardo are continuing Dr. Katherine Farady’s high standards of care and service. Good dermatologists are hard to find; I strongly recommend this entire practice.

- B.E.
Bryker Woods

This is the only place that I know of that you can be told that you have cancer, and be at peace about it – Courtney Scarmado and staff are that nice. Sounds weird, since getting bad news is never good. They are professional, and know all about skin and its care. Added bonus: after you get your face frozen off, you can walk over to Milk and Cookies and feel so much better!

- L.M.
Anderson Ln.

The staff is extremely attentive and professional. And Courtney is the best you’ll ever meet. Very knowledgeable, professional and caring.

- G.J.
Bryker Woods

“I’ve been coming to Dr.Cadmus for a little over a year now and before that went to Dr. Farrady. Dr Cadmus is really great! I am always able to get into seeing her quickly and she’s very thorough and great at her profession.”

- M.C.
Anderson Ln.

“Great office location, very professional, provided excellent care. I just wanted to re-establish myself with a new dermatologist since I moved from another state…”

- A.R.
Bryker Woods

Friendly welcoming front desk staff. Calming space. I really liked Courtney as she was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

- R.A.