Astrud Villareal, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Villareal earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, where her training included involvement in community medicine and student-run free clinics. She remained at UT Southwestern to perform her residency in family and community medicine, serving as co-Chief Resident during her third year. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. 

She is a member of the executive board of the Dallas chapter of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) and serves on the TAFP Commission on Public Health, Clinical Affairs, and Research. She’s also a member of several the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the North American Primary Care Research Group, and the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine. 

Dr. Villareal has completed numerous research projects related to community health, global health, and medical education. Her areas of interest include resident education, goal-oriented care, and the impact of social determinants on health. 

In 2018, she was one of 12 residents in the country to receive the prestigious AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. That same year, the UT Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine named her the PGY-3 of the Year. 

Personal Note

Growing up in the Philippines and completing a semester of study abroad in Denmark, Dr. Villareal has had the privilege of experiencing several health care systems and says she feels grateful to practice at UT Southwestern. A self-professed adrenaline junkie, she enjoys traveling and, in her free time, trying out new cuisine with family and friends.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2010-2016)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016-2019), Family Medicine