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Maria Villegas, MD

Adult & Pediatric Dermatologist


American Board of Dermatology

English and Spanish


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UT Health RGV Surgical Specialty (Harlingen)

615 Camelot Dr., Harlingen, TX. 78550

PHONE: (956) 296-2701 | FAX: (956) 296-2700

Services & Treatments

General Dermatology

  • Papulosquamous conditions (psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, parapsoriasis, pityriasis rosea, etc…)
  • Eczematous dermatoses (atopic, nummular, allergic & irritant contact, etc...)
  • Urticarias
  • Cutaneous Vascular disorders & Purpuras
  • Vesiculobullous disorders
  • Cutaneous Lupus, Dermatomyositis, morphea, & other cutaneous CTDs
  • Disorders of hair and nails (alopecia area, androgenic alopecia, onychomycosis, etc)
  • Cutaneous benign and malignant neoplasms
  • Acne and other follicular disorders
  • Rosacea
  • Disorders of subcutaneous fat
  • Cutaneous manifestations of internal disease
  • Cutaneous drug reactions
  • Cutaneous infections, infestations, and bites
  • Pigmentary disorders (melasma, vitiligo, etc)
  • Keloids
  • Warts and molluscum
  • Cutaneous Lymphomas
  • General skin exams for transplant (immunocompromised) patients
  • General pediatric dermatology


Dr. Maria Villegas, MD, is a Board Certified Dermatologist at UT Health RGV. With over 9 years of providing advanced skin, hair, and nail care to patients, Dr. Villegas uses the latest medical advancements in dermatology to improve the quality of life for children and adults in the RGV.

As a Dermatology specialist at UT Health RGV, Dr. Villegas offers diagnostic and treatment in dermatology for children and adults, cutaneous surgery, basic dermatopathology, and cosmetic therapy.

Procedures include but not limited to skin biopsies, cryotherapy, skin cancer surgery, electrodessication and curettage, nail biopsies, intralesional therapy, botulinum toxin injections for axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis, and patch testing.

Other areas of cosmetic treatment include Botox®, rhinophyma surgery, chemical peels, skin tag removals, seborrheic keratosis removal and treatment, and removal of Epidermal Inclusion cysts, lipomas, and other benign skin growths.

Dr. Villegas is also a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and provides a personalized patient care plan and a variety of educational resources to ensure patients can make the most educated choice about their health care.

Dr. Villegas received her Medical Degree (M.D.) from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in 2007 and later completed her Dermatology Residency training at UTHSCSA in 2011. Dr. Villegas joined the UTRGV School of Medicine Faculty in May of 2020 and currently serves as the Division Chief of Dermatology and Assistant Professor of Surgery, educating and training the next generation of leaders in medicine, research, and patient care.

Dr. Villegas is available and accepting new patients to treat all general dermatology conditions for adult and pediatric patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Villegas, fill out our secure Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 1-833-887-4863 to speak with one of our UT Health RGV scheduling professionals.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Education & Training

Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2007)
San Antonio, TX

Dermatology Residency (2008-2011)
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

American Board of Dermatology

Honors & Awards

  • (2019) Young Physician of the Year, NHMA
  • (2009) 2nd Place Podium Presentation, Texas Dermatological Society Meeting
  • (2007) Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Dermatological Society
  • Texas Medical Association