Daniela G. Villacis Calderon, MD


Neonatal - Perinatal and Pediatrics

Daniela Villacis Calderon, MD, has special interests in neurodevelopmental outcomes. She completed her pediatric residency at Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso and her neonatal-perinatal fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Her clinical interests include hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes, global health and support to NICU families. During fellowship, her research was focused on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). She investigated a neural-specific molecular marker for brain injury in a mouse model of HIE to aid clinical decision making for hypothermia treatment and provide more information regarding long term outcomes to counsel families. In order to expand her efforts to improving neurodevelopmental outcomes globally, she worked on a project to teach neonatal resuscitation skills in South America via telemedicine. She looks forward to translating these efforts to improve and enhance clinical practices to care for the neonatal brain. She is interested in partnering with a multidisciplinary team and families to improve outcomes on the neonatal population. She also focuses on care of underserved and non-English speaking families.





Hospital Affiliations

  • Ridgeview Medical Center

Medical Education

Universidad San Francisco de Quito


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso


University of Minnesota - Neonatology