The friendly, professional staff at Houston Fibroids is committed to your care. Our convenient, comfortable offices allow us to provide personalized, office-based care to patients across the greater Houston area, throughout Texas, and beyond. We are here to respond to your questions and your healthcare needs. Each member of our team is specially trained to support you in determining your best treatment option. Call or visit us soon to learn more about how we can help you to take back your life and avoid surgery!
Sarah Applegate, Physician Assistant
Sarah Applegate is a native Houstonian and physician assistant with over 7 years of experience in treating vascular disease. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and then completed a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After graduating from Baylor, Sarah worked in internal medicine for two years before specializing in vascular and interventional radiology. Her areas of expertise include venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroid embolization, and cosmetic sclerotherapy.
Sarah lives in Katy with her husband, two kids, and two golden retrievers. Outside of work, Sarah loves spending time with her family, watching the Astros or Aggie sports, reading, and exercising.
Katie Connor, Physician Assistant
Katie is a Nashville native and moved to Houston after falling in love with the city’s culture and extensive food scene. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Tennessee. After completing her undergraduate degree, Katie attended Lincoln Memorial University School of Medical Science where she graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Katie has a background in emergency medicine, but has a special passion for the care and management of vascular diseases. Her areas of expertise include venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, and uterine fibroid embolization. Katie enjoys creating lasting relationships with her patients. You can find her at our Bellaire and Katy Texas Endovascular locations.
Katie lives in central Houston where she enjoys exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and staying active with friends.
Ellen Mercado, Physician Assistant
Ellen Mercado is a physician assistant with 10 years of experience in treating vascular disease. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and then completed a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After graduating from Baylor, Ellen worked in medical oncology for two years before specializing in vascular and interventional radiology. She also currently works in medical aesthetics.
Outside of work Ellen enjoys caring for her two children and being outdoors as much as possible.
Catherine Raesz, Physician Assistant
Catherine Raesz is a Physician Assistant with over 10 years of experience in Interventional and Endovascular Radiology. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then completed a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her areas of practice include venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, and uterine fibroid embolization. Catherine is dedicated to providing compassionate patient care that helps patients reach their goals and feel their best.
Outside of work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Mozzie and Pupper, along with hiking, biking, gardening, volunteering and traveling to the Caribbean.
Arti Kandalam, Physician Assistant
Arti Kandalam is a Houston native and physician assistant. She graduated from The University of Texas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She then proceeded to University of Houston in Victoria, where she completed her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. Soon after, she earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Red Rocks Physician Assistant Program in Arvada, CO.
Arti has a background in Pain Management and Internal Medicine. While working in these fields, she found that her true passion lies in treating vascular disease. Her areas of practice include venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, and uterine fibroid embolization.
Arti lives in Houston with her husband. Outside of work, Arti loves spending time with her family, biking, and dancing!
Molly DiMola, Family Nurse Practitioner
Molly DiMola was born and raised amid a rich mosaic of cultural heritage in the foothills of North Carolina. Today she’s proud to call Houston home and share her skills and expertise with her local community.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. She completed her BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) and FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated summa cum laude.
After graduating from George Washington University, Molly worked as an emergency room Registered Nurse and travel nurse for five years. During this time, she traveled to Africa to research HIV/AIDS as part of a public health study and worked in outbreak mitigation for Orange County, CA.
When she’s not working, Molly enjoys exploring Houston, traveling, running, baking, or achieving a new PR at her local CrossFit gym.