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Background and Education

After graduating with distinction in research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, he completed residency training in Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, one of the top training programs in the United States.

Following this achievement, Dr. Vila was selected for a highly coveted fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University, certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). During this fellowship, Dr. Vila was extensively trained by global leaders in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Educator and Specialist for Face and Neck Surgery

Dr. Villa has extensive experience in field-advancing research. He was awarded a highly competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation Grant in medical school and was also granted a research fellowship from the National Institute of Health during his residency training. As part of his research career, he has given numerous lectures around the country to international audiences. Dr. Vila’s findings are published in over 40 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, and he is the author of several chapters of medical books.

A Leader Dedicated to Helping Others

Dr. Vila has significant leadership experience, having served in numerous leadership positions at national organizations. He is grateful to have been awarded the Holt Leadership Award and elected the Chair of the Section for Residents and Fellows of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Philanthropy has always been a vital part of Dr. Vila’s philosophy. He’s been active in several mission trips to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as part of Medical Students Making Impacts. As one of the sole Spanish speakers on the trip, he was able to help coordinate several week-long trips to provide much-needed treatment to a desperately impoverished population.

An Artist’s Eye

Dr. Vila is a musician and active photographer and has lived all over the United States, including the Midwest and New York City. Before starting his medical career, he strongly considered a career in music performance, but was drawn to the elegance of science and healing others.

Art remains an important part of his life, as music and photography continue to function as significant hobbies outside of work. His eye for refinement and artist’s sense is one of the reasons why his results are known for providing a beautiful, natural, aesthetic appearance.

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