Here at Austin Association of Otolaryngologists, PA, we recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality as well as the office support staff. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Melba F. Lewis, M.D.

Dr. Lewis is board certified in Otolaryngology, also known as an ENT specialist.  She has over 20 years of clinical and surgical experience working with patients of all ages in the Austin area. Dr. Lewis is well known for listening attentively and spending as much time as necessary to determine the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient.   She completed undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, TX and continued her studies at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  She also attended both the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio and the Case Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland, OH before returning to Texas A&M Medical School in Temple, TX. Her post graduate training included a clinical research fellowship in head and neck cancer and internship in general surgery at Scott & White and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is the proud parent of two grown children.  Other than her children and her work Dr. Lewis’s passion is ballroom dancing and she frequently participates in competitions across the U.S.


Jenifer Ruffin (Arnel), P.A.-C

Jenifer is a nationally certified and Texas licensed Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and completed her medical training at University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to joining Austin Association of Otolaryngologists In 2016, she worked in urgent care in her hometown, Granbury, TX. In her free time, Jenifer enjoys horseback riding, farming, hiking, camping, and fishing with her daughter and husband.

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Karol Babyak Moore, MA, CCC-A

Karol B. Moore is a nationally certified and Texas licensed Audiologist. She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Arts degree in Audiology from The University of Texas at Austin. Karol joined our practice in 2019, and she provides diagnostic hearing testing, digital and bluetooth hearing aid fittings, musician and custom ear protection.