Surgeon, author and radio show host, Dr. Wilfred Aguila is a native of Florida, who has dedicated his career to helping people live healthier lives.
Dr. Aguila has served as a health and wellness advocate since he graduated from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1991. He has been in surgical practice since 1996, specializing in Bariatric surgery. He founded Tampa-based Surgical Bariatric Centers LLC and Weight Success Centers, LLC to help patients suffering with weight problems conquer their struggle and live healthy.
Struggling for almost a decade with his own weight problem, Dr. Aguila changed his life and lost 70 pounds. He has gained a personal understanding about the process of unhealthy eating. He remembers his battle with binge eating and the lessons he learned that allowed him to write his first book.
Through his first book, Why I Don’t Lose Weight (Bookmarks Publishing, 2011), he has become a nationally known weight-loss expert and has gained thousands of followers on social media.
As a national expert, Dr. Aguila has appeared on numerous TV talk shows, including NBC Daytime TV, FOX, WJXT-News 4 Jacksonville, as well as a recurring guest-spot on T51 Telemundo. He is also a regular contributor to national publications, including the Huffington Post, and he has been featured in popular health magazines, such as Women’s Day, Shape, and other publications.
Dr. Aguila was the host of a syndicated talk-radio show broadcasted nationally through Clear Channel. His renowned guests have included: Dr. Oz, Leeza Gibbons, Dr. Daniel Amen, Linda Evans, Dr. Andrew Weil, Richard Simmons, Dr. Maya Angelou, and many more. The integrative approach to living healthy in his books was the inspiration for The Dr. A Show. In addition to The Dr. A. Show, he has sat in the guest seat for dozens of other radio shows. The list includes NPR, CBS Radio, America in the Morning, The Leslie Marshall Show, The Jim Bohannon Show, The Michael Eric Dyson Show, Project Health Radio News, KEX 1190, KRLD 1080 News Radio, KOA 850 News Radio, WCCO 830 News Radio, 700-WLW, CPB-Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Westwood One and Entercom radio stations.
Beyond the mass media attention, Dr. Aguila has gained notoriety in the medical community. He is currently listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons and Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and he is Board Certified in General Surgery. Prior to obtaining his medical degree, Dr. Aguila received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Miami in 1986. In Tampa, Dr. Aguila completed his surgical residency at the University of South Florida in 1996 and was Chief Resident in Surgery from 1995 to 1996.
Passionate about his local community, Dr. Aguila is active in Tampa events including serving as a member of the Ybor City Rotary Club and on the board as chair of the American Cancer Society of Greater Tampa. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council. He is well represented in the medical community, the Internet community, and the media for being a national expert on obesity and weight loss.