Dr. Villagomez received her MD degree from the Universidad Cristiana de Bolivia in 1999 and practiced medicine as a general practitioner in Bolivia with a personal interest in Dermatology. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue her PhD in Investigative Dermatology at the prestigious Dermatology Department of the Nagasaki University Hospital in Japan. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Japanese and has published multiple articles in Japanese.
The focus of her postdoctoral work at the University of Toronto at the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology was in Cell adhesion. She moved to the British Caribbean in 2010 and has worked full-time as a physician and medical educator with AUIS since 2015. She is the Course Director for Histology and Cell Biology for Year 1 MD students and is a Clinical Skills instructor for Year 1 and 2 students within the Patient-Doctor Skills courses. Her expertise stems from a focus on learning styles of the individual student.