Diana Sofia Villacis Nunez, MD, is a Pediatric Rheumatologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Villcis Nunez received her medical training at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, her native country. Following medical school, she moved to Miami, Florida, to complete a residency in pediatrics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, followed by a pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. She is also trained and certified in musculoskeletal ultrasonography.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Villacis Nunez has participated in several multidisciplinary scholarly projects with a focus on the influence of infectious agents in the development and treatment of pediatric rheumatic and immune-mediated diseases, with a particular focus on multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. She also actively participates in the education of residents and fellows at Emory University.
Focus of Practice
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Areas of Interest
- Pediatric rheumatic diseases such as lupus and juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Research & Publications
Dr. Villacis Nunez’s research interests include pediatric rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal ultrasounds.