David Villafuerte, MD
Fellow - Second Year
ILD, lung infections and lung cancer
I love to travel, play soccer, go to concerts, play my guitar and dance latin music.
Residency: UT Health San Antonio
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
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.
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.
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.
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