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Dr. Natalia Villate, MD, Ophthalmologist | Retina Specialist

Dr. Natalia Villate, MD

Ophthalmologist | Retina Specialist

(25)
850 South Pine Island A100 Plantation FL, 33324
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3/5

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Natalia Villate, MD, is a top ophthalmologist who lends her skills and expertise to serve patients at Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute in Plantation, FL. She uses cutting edge technology to treat macular holes, retinal detachments, vascular conditions affecting the eye, and epiretinal membranes. With twenty-five years of experience, she is a board-certified ophthalmologist fellowship trained in retina, who specializes in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and the surgical management of cataract complications. She has a special interest in ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

Education and Training

Universidad Del Rosario MD 1987

Universite PARIS VI_P&M Curie Preliminary Internship 1988

Institut Pasteur, Paris-France Immunopathology 1990

FUNDONAL-Bogota, Colombia Ophthalmologist 1994

FUNDONAL-Bogota, Colombia Vitreoretinal fellowship 1995

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Medical Retina fellowship 2003

KANSAS UNIVERSITY Ophthalmology Residency 2008

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO)

Provider Details

Female English, Spanish, French

Areas of expertise and specialization

macular degenerationdiabetic retinopathyuveitissurgical treatment of cataract complications

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Ophthalmology Nova South Eastern University. Dr KIran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine 2020 - Present

Awards

  • Award for Best Research Paper Year Pan–American Association of Ophthalmology Meeting in Seville, Spain 

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Retinal Specialists  
  • Broward County Ophthalmology Society  
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  

Residency

  • Fundacion Oftalmologica Nacional Ophthalmology 
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine ophthalmology  
  • National Ophthalmological Foundation (Ophthalmology)

Fellowships

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine medical retina 

Internships

  • The PitieSalpetriere Hospital (Internal Medicine)

Fellowships

  • National Ophthalmological Foundation (Vitreoretinal Surgery)

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Retinal Specialists, Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society

Dr. Natalia Villate, MD's Practice location

Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute

850 South Pine Island A100 -
Plantation , FL 33324
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New patients: 954-561-3533, 954-741-5555
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Fort Lauderdale Retina Institute

1930 NE 47th St Suite 101 -
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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New patients: 954-772-3337

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Patient Experience with Dr. Villate


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Dr. Natalia Villate, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 25 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist | Retina Specialist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Natalia Villate, who serves patients in Florida.

Dr. Villate is a highly-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with medical and surgical diseases of the retina. She has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and the surgical treatment of cataract complications at Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute.

Located in Broward and Palm Beach County, Dr. Villate uses state-of-the-art surgical and laser techniques to treat various conditions such as: retinal detachments, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and vascular conditions affecting the eye.

Considering herself as a dynamic physician who has a diverse yet specific set of vital skills, she is interested in ocular manifestations of systemic diseases and strives to treat every patient in a comprehensive and individualized fashion. She enjoys patient care and strives to maintain high quality and compassionate communication with her patients. 

Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Villate received her medical degree from Universidad Del Rosario where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She then travelled to Paris, France to complete an internship in internal medicine at The Pitie–Salpetriere Hospital and a postgraduate immunology course at the Pasteur Institute, followed by a pre–residency research fellowship in uveitis at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. In 1992, she received the Award for Best Research Paper presented at the Pan–American Association of Ophthalmology Meeting in Seville, Spain.

Soon after, she returned to Bogota where she did her residency in ophthalmology at Fundacion Oftalmologica Nacional, followed by a year of fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery. After completing several successful years as a vitreoretinal surgeon in the country of Colombia, she decided to relocate back to the United States. 

While at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Villate completed an internship and a three-year residency in ophthalmology within the Department of Ophthalmology, where she served as chief resident. She also completed a medical retina fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

During her Fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Villate was involved in innovative research on macular degeneration, macular imaging techniques, and image analysis. She actively participated in the clinical trials with photodynamic therapy and in large phase II/III studies that led to the approval of Lucentis™ for wet macular degeneration. She also acquired extensive experience on ophthalmic ultrasound and served as a certified angiography reader for clinical trials at the DARC in New York for seven years.

An authority in her field, she is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, she is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

As a testament to her success, Dr. Villate’s work has been published in several peer-review journals and she has been a presenter at numerous national and international ophthalmic meetings. She has also co–authored several book chapters of the Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases.

On a more personal note, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Additional Information

Leading Ophthalmologist, Natalia Villate, MD, Welcomes Patients at Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute in Plantation, FL

Natalia Villate, MD, FACS, FAAO, is a top ophthalmologist who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute in Plantation, FL. She uses cutting edge technology to treat macular holes, retinal detachments, vascular conditions affecting the eye, and epiretinal membranes. With twenty-five years of experience as an ophthalmologist, she specializes in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and the surgical treatment of cataract complications. She has a special interest in ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. A published author in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Villate has been a sought-after presenter at national and international ophthalmic meetings. She has co–authored several book chapters of the Optical Coherence Tomography of Ocular Diseases. Dr. Villate is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Prior to her current endeavors, she served as a certified angiography reader for clinical trials at the DARC in New York for seven years. Dr. Villate also gained extensive experience on ophthalmic ultrasound. A member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the Palm Beach County Ophthalmology Society, Dr. Villate received the Award for Best Research Paper presented at the Pan–American Association of Ophthalmology Meeting in Seville, Spain (1992). For more information about Dr. Natalia Villate, please visit https://flei.com/about-us/meet-the-doctors/natalia-villate-md/.

Natalia Villate, MD, is a 1987-graduate of Universidad Del Rosario in Columbia. Her postgraduate training includes her internship in internal medicine at The Pitie–Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, France, postgraduate immunology course at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and a pre–residency research fellowship in uveitis at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Upon returning to Columbia, she completed her residency in ophthalmology at Fundacion Oftalmologica Nacional, followed by a one-year fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Villate then relocated to the United States, where she served an internship and residency in ophthalmology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she served as chief resident. She then conducted a medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Villate attained board certification in ophthalmology with the American Board of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. For more information about Dr. Natalia Villate, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/466599-Natalia-Villate-Ophthalmologist.

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