Silvia Delgado Villalta, M.D.

Silvia Delgado VillaltaDivision

Pulmonary and Allergy

Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

Contact Information

352-273-8381 (phone)
352-294-8098 (fax)
silviadelgado@ufl.edu

 

About

Dr Silvia Delgado is the Director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center at University of Florida as well as the Newborn Screen Cystic Fibrosis Center Director.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatrics in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division at the University of Florida. She is a board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Dr Delgado obtained her medical degree at the University Dr Jose Matias Delgado in El Salvador. She completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics in State University of New York in Brooklyn New York. She completed her Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship in Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.

Before joining the faculty at University of Florida, Dr Delgado was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the University Of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Delgado evaluates and treats children with a wide range of respiratory disorders, such as asthma, chronic aspiration, tracheomalacia, bronchomalacia, congenital lung abnormalities. Her areas of interest include cystic fibrosis and chronic lung disease of prematurity, quality improvement. Dr Delgado has a personal interest in improving care of cystic fibrosis patients in developing countries.

Research Topics

  • Cystic Fibrosis, non-tuberculosis mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis patients, cystic fibrosis in Hispanic patients, airway clearance in cystic fibrosis.
  • Chronic lung disease of prematurity

Key Publications

  1. Lasso-Pirot A, Delgado-Villalta S, Spanier AJ. Early childhood wheezers: identifying asthma in later life. J Asthma Allergy. 2015 Jul 13;8:63-73.
  2. Fanous HK, Delgado-Villata S, Kovacs R, Shalaby-Rana E, Sami-Zakahri I. Phenotypic Characterization of the c.1679+1643G>T (1811+1643G>T) Mutation in Hispanic Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Children (Basel). 2018 Jul 3;5(7).