Contact

Location: VA 512C

Department

Pulmonary Diseases

David Villafuerte, MD

Fellow - Second Year

Personal Statement:

ILD, lung infections and lung cancer

Hobbies include:
I love to travel, play soccer, go to concerts, play my guitar and dance latin music.


Education

Residency: UT Health San Antonio
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Research

Currently working on projects aiming to reduce the inappropriate utilization of anti-pseudomonal and anti-MRSA antibiotic coverage in patients with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the MICU.

Awards & Accomplishments

First place at the 20th Annual Medicine Research Day, UT Health San Antonio. May, 2017.

Publications

Estrada RA, Villafuerte D, et al. A stepwise approach using the nares MRSA PCR test to prevent overuse of vancomycin in community-acquired pneumonia patients admitted to the MICU. Rapid Abstract poster Discussion session. American Thoracic Society meeting, 2019. Dallas, Texas. https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_MeetingAbstracts.A4226

Estrada RA, Villafuerte D, et al. Vancomycin Utilization for Community-Acquired Pneumonia patients admitted to MICU. Poster Presentatin at American Thoracic Society meeting, 2019. Dallas, Texas. https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_MeetingAbstracts.A3711

Villafuerte D, et al. Think Twice: A Case of Lung Adenocarcinoma Mimicking Interstitial Lung Disease. Poster Presentation at American Thoracic Society meeting, 2019. Dallas, Texas. https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_MeetingAbstracts.A2303

Villafuerte D, et al. This shall not pass. Oral Presentation at the Great Cases Symposium. American Thoracic Society meeting, 2019. Dallas, Texas. http://conference.thoracic.org/program/resources/2019/great-cases/4/

Villafuerte D, et al. idiopathic Mediastinal Fibrosis in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis. Poster Presentation at CHEST meeting, 2017. Toronto, Canada.
https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(17)32044-5/fulltext

Villafuerte D, et al. Prevalence and Risk factors for Enterobacteriaceae (EB) and Multidrug-resistant EB in patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Oral Presentation at CHEST meeting, 2017. Toronto, Canada. https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(17)31705-1/fulltext

Restrepo M, Villafuerte D, et al. Anaerobic coverage is not needed in patients with chronic aspiration hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Oral Research Presentation at the 20th Annual Medicine Research Day (San Antonio, Texas) and CHEST meeting 2017 (Toronto, Canada). https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(17)31701-4/fulltext

Villafuerte D, Mangat M, Malave A. Abrikossoff’s Wheeze. Poster Presentation at American Thoracic Society meeting, 2017. Washington, District of Columbia.
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccmconference.2017.195.1_MeetingAbstracts.A1633

Villafuerte D, et al., Silent Pheochromocytoma and Resistant Hypertension in a Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease. Poster Presentation at the ENDO Society Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2015. http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/endomeetings. 2015.AHPAA.15.FRI-394

Villafuerte D, Endara-Bravo A. Unusual fatal presentation of invasive cryptococcal infection after 25 years of immunosuppressive therapy. J Lung Pulm Respir Res
1(3):00015. DOI: 10.15406/jlprr.2014.01.00015