Aileen F. Villareal, MD grew up in the Phoenix area and comes from a family of physicians. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction from the University of Arizona, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona before completing her internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix and her ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
During her time in private practice, Dr. Villareal has served as a coordinator for the Arizona Telemedicine Ophthalmic Program that was developed by the Arizona Foundation for Eye Health, screening for diabetic retinopathy in underserved populations at risk. She currently volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Eye Clinic and serves as a medical consultant for Bioscreen Clinical Services. A multi-year winner of the Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, Dr. Villareal's practice focus is general ophthalmology. She enjoys treating ocular surface disease and glaucoma as well as correcting vision with contact lenses. Her outside interests include travel, cooking, exercise and playing the piano. She and her husband, Dr. G. Andrew Sulit, a pulmonologist in the East Valley, have one son.