Katherine Farady MD General & Cosmetic Dermatology and Austin Dermatology & Vein joined together in 2021 to operate under the name Farady Dermatology Associates with two locations serving the Austin community. We have been serving Austin patients for more than 25 years and offer medical 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.
With general dermatology, our team examines your skin and takes preventative steps to avoid problems like melanoma. However, these issues can still occur over time. If we find spots on your skin that cause concern, we will help you address them.
We care for your well-being.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Christopher Chu
Board-Certified and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatopathology
General Dermatology & Dermatopathology
Dr. Christopher Chu is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist with a special interest in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatopathology. He was born in Arlington, Texas and raised in Austin, Texas. He stayed in Austin for his undergraduate degree, attending the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a BA in Plan II Liberal Arts and a BS in Neurobiology. He then went to Houston for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where he fell in love with the field of dermatology. After graduating, he completed his internship in Seattle, then his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Penn State in Hershey, Pennsylvania. During this time, he spoke at national conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. It was in Hershey that he met his wife, a fellow dermatologist, who he convinced to come back to his hometown, Austin.
Dr. Chu is passionate about building a connection to every patient he meets and providing evidence-based quality care. He is a lifelong learner, regular attending conferences to stay up to date on new developments. As a native Austinite, he sees every patient as part of his community. In his free time, he likes to hike, cook, read, and spend time with his wife and twin girls.
Simi Cadmus, MD
General and Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr. Simi Cadmus grew up in Nigeria and moved to the United States with her family. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science. College was a great time to explore different cultures and she used this opportunity to participate in study abroad programs in both France and China.
Her journey continued to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she completed a Masters of Science degree at Drexel University. She then obtained her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During her medical school career, she completed several research projects, publications, presentations and also spent a summer in Ghana learning about skin of color and tropical dermatology.
In keeping with her love of new experiences, Dr. Cadmus completed a one-year transitional year residency program in Jacksonville, FL before subsequently moving to Austin for dermatology residency at the University of Texas/Dell Medical where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Her professional interests include general medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, skin of color, and cosmetics.
When she is not working, Dr. Cadmus loves to spend time with her family trying new restaurants, going to museums/learning about history, listening to music, watching an engaging TV series, and of course traveling!
Lidija Balic, LVN
Lidija is our licensed vocational nurse and one of our Laser and Skincare Specialists. Lidija truly enjoys caring for people and providing our patients with a personable and comfortable experience.
She is certified in Ultherapy®, Venous Legacy™ Body Contouring and Skin Tightening, Ultrashape, and ENDYMED™. Lidija also performs Advanced FotoFacials, laser hair removal, and electrolysis, chemical peels, microneedling and microdermabrasion.
As a Skincare Specialist, she is available for consultation and will make custom skincare regimen recommendations based on your skin type and goals. Lidija has received extensive product training.
Lidija’s favorite thing to do in her spare time is to spend time with her daughter, taking her horseback riding and seeking out new adventures together. She is also committed to serving a local favorite charity. She enjoys playing tennis as well as indulging her creative side through oil painting. As far as a favorite food, for Lidija, the spicier the better. Her favorite movie is The Notebook and she favors science-related non-fiction for reading.
David Gonzales, LVN
David has worked with Farady Dermatology Associates since 2002 and is definitely the “Go to guy”! Originally from Port Aransas, he has made his home here in Austin since 1998. He enjoys art and music in his spare time.