Meet Dr. Peter Vila

Are you ready for the look of your dreams? Have you been looking for a facial plastic surgeon who can not only understand your cosmetic goals, but who knows the techniques to bring you in line with the results you’ve always wanted? Dr. Peter Vila is excited to meet you! His extensive training, completed with some of the most highly-respected doctors in their fields, have resulted in a practitioner committed to amazing results that look naturalistic and bring out the very best in each and every patient. He can’t wait to learn what he can do for you.

Excellence in Training

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. 

After this, he 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), where he was trained by global leaders in the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Your Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Board certified facial plastic surgeons such as Dr. Vila have met extremely strict qualifying educational and examination criteria, indicating a very high level of training, knowledge, expertise and experience as surgeons.  

Dr. Vila is board-certified through both the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Certification from these organizations represents a guarantee for the amount of training and examination your surgeon has successfully passed, which includes an average of sixteen years of post-high school education, including specific, supervised training in reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery.

Plastic surgeons have met highly demanding requirements to even sit for board examination. To achieve board certification, surgeons must pass a rigorous two-day oral examination of their knowhow, ethics, safety and effectiveness as surgeons in performing multiple reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Vila represents the highest standard of expertise, ethical practice, safety, training, experience and education necessary to produce ideal results and ultimate patient satisfaction.

Author and Scientist

With over 40 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, and having written several book chapters, Dr. Vila has extensive experience in field-advancing research. Dr. Vila was awarded a highly competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation Grant in medical school, and was also granted a T32 research fellowship from the National Institutes of Health during his residency training. As part of his research career, he has given numerous lectures around the country to an international audience.

An Established Leader

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

For these efforts, he was awarded the Holt Leadership Award by the AAO-HNS in 2018. He also previously served as the President of the Student Council at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Culturally Experienced

Born in Miami, FL, Dr. Vila 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, and he uses his artistic inclinations to ensure his patients get the best aesthetic results possible. Se habla Español.

Dedicated to Helping Others

Philanthropy has always been a vital part of Dr. Vila’s practice. He’s led and participated 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.

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A Trained Eye for Aesthetics

Photography has always been an enriching hobby for Dr. Vila, and he enjoys landscape photography to capture the natural beauty of our world.

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