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King's Daughters welcomes infectious disease physician Patrick Villafuerte, M.D., to its team of physicians. Villafuerte joins fellow infectious disease specialist Cecilia Gaynor, M.D.

Villafuerte earned his medical degree from Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Quezon City, Philippines. He completed residency at Overlook Hospital – Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate, Summit, N.J. Villafuerte completed his fellowship in infectious disease at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, N.Y., and Metropolitan Hospital Center – East Harlem, New York, N.Y. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 An infectious disease specialist is an internal medicine physician whose expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. They also possess specialized knowledge in the use of antibiotics and are trained in immunology (how the body fights infection), epidemiology (how infections spread) and infection control.

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