Dr. Villa is American Board Certified in hematopathology as well as anatomic and clinical pathology. She completed fellowship training in oncologic surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she acted as Chief Fellow, followed by a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of New Mexico.
Prior to becoming a pathologist, Dr. Villa trained as an intern and research resident in general surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She then completed pathology residency at Northwestern University. During her training, Dr. Villa contributed to peer-reviewed journal articles and authored textbook chapters. Before joining CorePath, Dr. Villa served in a hospital-based practice in Austin, Texas. While there, she was involved with teaching and mentoring college and high school students in her spare time.