Bhatt Family/Four Points Dermatology Awards 2017 Scholarships

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Leander, Texas students Kellie Walker and Grace Massamillo honored for their studies in science and medicine.

Four Points Annual Scholarship recipient

"This year, the winners are two amazing ladies who are going to change the world, " said Dr. Roopal Bhatt

Dr. Roopal Bhatt of Four Points Dermatology, now part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, and the Bhatt family have awarded the 2017 Four Points Scholarship to Kellie Walker and Grace Massamillo. The annual scholarship recognizes local high school students who not only excel academically in science and medicine but also exemplify the humanity of those fields.

The recipients, Kellie Walker and Grace Massamillo, are both graduates of Vandegrift High School in Leander, Texas. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Kellie is attending Michigan State University, and Grace is attending the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Bhatt and her family established the scholarship to show their gratitude to the community that supported them after a life-changing accident in summer 2013. As Dr. Bhatt was walking with her daughter, Sapna, and her son, Devan, near the entrance of River Place, she and her children were hit by an SUV that jumped the curb after the driver hit a wet spot and lost control.

Dr. Bhatt was taken by ambulance to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with multiple broken bones. Her children were airlifted to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for treatment. Devan’s pelvis and leg were broken. Sapna suffered a fractured skull, leg and arm and required life support after she began hemorrhaging. All three members of the family underwent surgery and rehabilitation and eventually made a full recovery. The Bhatts were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love they received from the community following the incident.

“We take nothing for granted and enjoy every lasting moment with family and friends,” says Dr. Kunjan Bhatt, husband of Dr. Bhatt.

Dr. Roopal Bhatt practices in Austin out of two offices — in the Four Points area on Sitio Del Rio Boulevard and in East Austin on 51st Street. She has been recognized by her peers in Texas Monthly magazine for Texas Rising Star and Super Doctor the past several years.

"This year, the winners are two amazing ladies who are going to change the world, " said Dr. Roopal Bhatt

About Four Points Dermatology, now part of U.S. Dermatology Partners
Four Points Dermatology, now a part of U.S. Dermatology, provides a continuum of care to help each of her patients obtain the ideal solution to their dermatologic concerns. At Four Points Dermatology, founded by Roopal Bhatt, MD, we believe in healthy, clear skin for all. With experience, expertise, and the latest technologies, we provide a high standard of medical and cosmetic dermatologic care to patients of all ages. From rashes to allergic reactions to acne and other chronic skin conditions, we are here to help you find relief.

About U.S. Dermatology Partners
U.S. Dermatology Partners is making it easier for people to connect with a dermatologist and gain access to the very latest in dermatology care for the entire family and state-of-the-art treatment for diseases of the skin. As the 3rd largest physician-owned dermatology practice in the United States, patients not only have access to general medical, surgical and cosmetic skin treatments through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team therefore includes recognized national leaders in sub-specialties including psoriasis and Mohs surgery. To learn more visit usdermatologypartners.com

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Jeanne Cunningham
U.S. Dermatology Partners

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