Catalina Villa MD

Catalina Villa, MD

Primary Specialties
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

2299 Mowry Ave, #2C
Fremont, CA 94538
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Phone (510) 248-1820

  • Office Information

    Primary Office

    Address
    2299 Mowry Ave, #2C
    Fremont, CA 94538
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    Phone
    (510) 248-1820

    Fax
    (510) 739-5725

  • About

    Physician Bio

    Catalina Villa, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with almost 20 years
    of experience advancing the well-being of psychiatric and internal medicine
    patients, and furthering the education of medical professionals. Dr. Villa
    has worked in a wide variety of settings, from internal medicine outpatient
    services to psychiatric outpatient clinics, and from hospital inpatient
    services to psychiatric emergency units.


    In addition to her extensive psychiatry expertise, Dr. Villa’s cultural
    dexterity; community psychiatry background; experience with youth and
    older adults; and deep understanding of internal medicine and pharmacology
    make her a professional uniquely qualified to serve in settings that integrate
    mental and general health.


    A native speaker of Spanish, Dr. Villa is also English-fluent. Among the
    conditions she treats include: adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression,
    grief and bereavement, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders,
    personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychotic illnesses.


    She earned her Doctor of Medicine and Surgery degree from Pontificia Universidad
    Javeriana, School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. Her internship
    and residency training were at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein
    College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Villa also has extensive experience
    as a researcher, and this work has appeared in several peer-reviewed publications.


    Dr. Villa, a mom of one who loves reading, hiking and going to the theatre,
    is happy to be a part of the Washington Township Medical Foundation community.
    She has long been known as a passionate volunteer of her time and expertise,
    and has participated in many medical missions, including the Depression
    International Project and Operation Smile, respectively, in her native Colombia.


    Her philosophy of care is simple. “Through psychiatry, I am able
    to help a person rather than treat an illness,” she explained. Acquainting
    herself with various aspects of her patients’ lives helps her address
    their problems more fully. “My goal is to treat the whole person.
    This can lead to the great satisfaction of seeing my patients improve,
    and knowing I have helped them makes it all worthwhile.”

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  • Experience & Education

    Experience & Education

    Type
    Medical School
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, School of Medicine
    Internship and Residency
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Work Experience

    June 2013–December 2019 Alameda Health System — Consult and
    liaison psychiatrist


    June 2013–present John George Psychiatric Pavilion, Oakland —
    Emergency & Inpatient Psychiatrist


    June 2011–June 2013 Oakland, CA La Clinica de La Raza, Oakland —
    Medical Director, Behavioral Health


    Oct. 2011–March 2012 Forefront Telecare, Oakland — Telepsychiatry Services


    July 2009–May 2011 Tulare County Health and Human Services —
    Outpatient Psychiatrist


    In addition, Dr. Villa has served positions in internal medicine and surgery,
    and both inpatient and outpatient care, in her native Colombia.