Katherine Timmins, MD

Dr. Katherine Timmins-Vollmers joined Renal Specialists of Houston in 1997 after completing a research and clinical fellowship in Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine. She serves in multiple capacities at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  Chief of Staff Elect, UNOS Program Director of Kidney Transplantation, Nephrology Section Chief, and Medical Director of Dialysis.  Among her many accolades, she has been recognized as a “Texas Super Doctor” for the past five years in a row by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Timmins is Medical Director at Fresenius Kidney Care East Central Dialysis.

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 

  • Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chair, Quality of Care & Patient Safety Committee, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Chief of Staff Elect, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Chief of Nephrology, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Dialysis
  • Nephrology Representative, Ebola Response Team
  • Clinical Instructor Internal Medicine Ben Taub General Hospital Emergency Room

RENAL FELLOWSHIP 

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas
  • Clinical Fellowship 1995 – 1997
  • Research Fellowship 1994 - 1995

RESIDENCY 

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 1991 - 1994

MEDICAL SCHOOL 

  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX 1986 - 1991

BOARD CERTIFICATION 

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomat Nephrology

AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST 

  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Lupus
  • Vasculitis and Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS 

  • CHI Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center
  • Cornerstone Hospital
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast 
  • Houston Methodist Baytown
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake
  • Houston Methodist Medical Center
  • Kindred Bay Area Hospital
  • Kindred Clear Lake
  • Kindred Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Clearlake
  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Clearlake North
  • St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center

MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS 

  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Harris County Medical Society

AWARD AND HONORS

  • Texas Super Doctor, Texas Monthly 2014-2018
  • Top Nephrologists in Texas, US News & World Report 2013
  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member Award, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine 2005
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine 2002

PRESENTATIONS/RESEARCH

  • “Quality Matrix in Solid Organ Transplant,” Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Transplant Roundup Conference 3/2019
  • “The effects of calcium channel blockers on PMCA-1 and PMCA-3 in rat aorta smooth muscle cells,” Research Fellowship, Nephrology Baylor College of Medicine 1994