Team Members

Peter M. Vila


Dr. Peter Vila is the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellow at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He grew up around the Midwest, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his BS in Molecular Biology and Philosophy. He then pursued a Master of Science in Population Health while working in public health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, followed by medical school at the Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, where he earned his MD with distinction in research. He then returned to the Midwest, where he completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters, he has extensive research experience, having received an extremely competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Foundation Grant in Medical School, and a T32 grant from the National Institutes of Health during his residency training. As part of his research experience, he has given numerous lectures around the country to an international audience. He looks forward to augmenting his training with an additional year devoted solely to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Vila’s passion is combining the art and science of medicine to achieve a natural appearance in every patient.