Jose Cortez

  Austin's Top Doctors 2021

Jose C. Cortez, MD, FAAP

Dr. Jose Cortez is a board-certified Urologist with subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston. He also earned his medical degree in Houston at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cortez completed two years of General Surgery training and completed a Urologic Surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati. He completed an advanced training fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the University of California - San Diego.

Dr. Cortez was the first fellowship trained pediatric urologist in Central Texas and was one of the co-founders of Children’s Urology. He came to Austin with the support of Austin Urology Associates (The Urology Team) to start the first pediatric urology practice in Central Texas. He has a special interest in advanced anatomic reconstruction for children with urologic congenital anomalies.  He is the current Urology Section Chief for Dell Children's Medical Center.

Dr. Cortez is an avid cyclist and enjoys the outdoor activities here in Austin with his wife and three children.


Undergraduate Education:
Bachelor of Science - University of Houston, Houston, TX

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA


    • Sub-specialty Certification in Pediatric Urology
    • Diplomate of American Board of Urology
    • Texas Medical License

Honors and Awards

Top Docs for Kids 2021

Austin's Top Doctors (Urology) 2021, 2022

Texas Super Doctors 2005, 2006, 2007, 2019, 2020

Pediatric Sub Specialist of the Year, 1993, Austin,TX

Texas State House of Representatves Resolution # 2352, Honoring Dr. Cortez for his work at Dell Children's Medical Center, 2009

Memberships and Activities

    • AUA Member
    • Society for Fetal Urology
    • AAP-Section of Urology
    • Travis County Medical Society
    • Texas Medical Association

Service Activities

Dell Children's Council, Member