Omar Matuk-Villazon, M.D., MBA, FAAP
Omar Matuk-Villazon, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Houston College of Medicine. He is responsible for the pediatric pre-clinical and clinical curriculum and the development of a direct primary care model for the uninsured population. He is also a practicing pediatrician at the Lone Star Circle of Care Clinic at the University of Houston.
Matuk-Villazon received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. He then trained in Integrative Medicine and Homeopathy at Homeopatía de Mexico, before completing his pediatrics residency at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Health Center.
Upon completion of his pediatrics training, Matuk-Villazon joined Legacy Community Health — a federally qualified health center — as a pediatrician at their busiest clinic in southwest Houston. He also served as the clinic’s associate medical director. He is a board-certified pediatrician in Mexico and the U.S. He is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Mexican Pediatric Society. In addition, he earned a master’s in business administration from Rice University. He is actively involved with the health care entrepreneurial community and serves as an advisor and consultant at the TMC Innovation Institute.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Matuk-Villazon founded a contract research organization in Mexico City focused on health economic evaluations and digital health. He has years of experience building interprofessional collaboration teams to address complex problems in the health industry and academia. Matuk-Villazon is an active member of the National Hispanic Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Healthcare Executives.