Surgery Education - Our Residents & Fellows
Carole Villamaria, MD
General Surgery Resident
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 2008
Other Postgraduate Training:
Villamaria CY, Morrison JJ, Fitzpatrick CM, Cannon JW, Rasmussen TE. Wartime vascular injuries in the pediatric population of Iraq and Afghanistan: 2002-2011. J Ped Surg. 2014 Mar;49(3):428-432.
Villamaria CY, Eliason JL, Napolitano LM, Stansfield RB, Spencer JR, Rasmussen TE. Endovascular Skills for Trauma and Resuscitative Surgery (ESTARS) course: Curriculum development, content validation, and program assessment. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Apr;76(4):929-36.
Villamaria CY, Fries CA, Spencer JR, Roth M, Davis MR. Hydrogen sulfide mitigates reperfusion injury in a porcine model of vascularized composite autotransplantation. Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May;72(5):594-8.
2012, Society for Vascular Surgery (June 2012). Presented "Microvascular porcine model for the optimization of composite tissue autotransplantation."
2011, Texas Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (November 6, 2011). Presenting: "Wartime Pediatric Vascular Injury in Iraq and Afghanistan 2002- 2011".
2011, Society of AF Clinical Surgeons (Aug 28- Sept 1 2011). Presented: "CT Morphometric Analysis".
2011, ATACCC (Aug 15-18 2011). Presented: "Impact of prophylactic fasciotomy on reperfusion/ischemic injury" (Poster).
2011, Air Force Medical Research Symposium (Aug 2-4 2011). Presented, awarded 'Best Presentation' - "Impact of prophylactic fasciotomy on reperfusion/ischemic injury" and " CT Morphometric Analysis".
2005, Apoptosis in Astrocytoma and Neuroblastoma Cell Cultures: An in vitro model for Alzheimer's Disease. Amaro, E., Villamaria, C., Shapshak, P., Gaines, M. Poster presentation at University of Miami Creativity and Research Conference 2005.
Honors and Awards:
Norman M. Rich Award, Society for Vascular Surgery (2012)
President's List, Dean's List (2000-2004)
University of Miami Academic Scholarship (2000-2004)
Air Force ROTC Scholarship (2001-2004)
Air Force Health Professions Scholarship (2004-2008)
Medical Faculty Association Most Compassionate Award (2008)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Biosketch: Dr. Villamaria was born in a small province in the Philippines. At the age of ten, she along with her mother and younger brother emigrated to the United States, where her father, who was a Navy Petty Officer, awaited them. Dr. Villamaria learned the English language within 3 months of moving to the United States and is now fluent in three languages. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Florida with her mother and father, a nursing assistant and retired Naval Corpsman respectively, a younger brother who is a senior at the University of South Florida, and a younger sister who is in 7th grade.
Dr. Villamaria did her undergraduate work at the University of Miami, earning a BS degree in Biology, graduating with Cum Laude honors in 2004. During her undergraduate years, Dr. Villamaria was very active in extracurricular activities (Air Force ROTC, Filipino Student's Association (President), Mag Ka Isa Dance Troupe, etc.) that supplemented her formal education. During her undergraduate career, her academic achievements included the Dean's List and President's List, academic scholarships, and election to National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key Honor Society.
Dr. Villamaria entered the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2004 with an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and remains active in the community and within the school. In May of 2008 she received her Doctorate of Medicine Degree. She then went on to complete a preliminary year in general surgery which piqued her interest in pediatric surgery. Consequently, she is now in pursuit of a career as a pediatric surgeon. She has been awarded the coveted Air Force Civilian Sponsored residency for General Surgery. And the journey continues ...
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