Dr. Hector Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed a 3-year residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1994.
Dr. Hector Vila is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office based anesthesia. Dr. Vila has served as chair of the South Carolina Medical Association Taskforce for Office Surgery Guidelines. He was lead author of the study, “A Comparative Outcomes Analysis of Procedures Performed in Physician Offices and Ambulatory Surgery Centers”. Abstracts of this study received international awards and attracted national media attention. He was quoted in US News and World Report, CNN, Good Morning America, and numerous other media. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety.
Dr. Vila is a Board of Medicine Office Inspector. He is currently the chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Ambulatory Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has been asked to speak nationally and internationally on office surgery safety. Dr. Vila has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America, 2005, 2006, and 2007