Wilson A. Cuesta is a certified physician assistant with Tampa General Hospital. Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, he worked in a private family medicine practice at Hallandale Medical Center in Hallandale Beach, Fla. He also was a physician assistant with Rub Pediatrics, MD, PA, a private pediatrics practice in Aventura, Fla. Cuesta gained experience administering and recording radioactive isotope dosages as a nuclear medicine technology student at North Broward Hospital and Medical Center in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Born and raised in Colombia and fluent in Spanish and English, Cuesta became a physician and surgeon in 1990 at the National University of Colombia in Bogota. He completed a one-year internship at the Fundación Santa Fe in Bogota, one of the most well-known health care institutions in South America. For the next 10 years, Cuesta practiced at his own general medicine practice and at the same time, he worked as an emergency physician at the Fundación Santa Fe.
Cuesta is married, has a daughter who is dietitian and Catholic missionary, and a son who is a student at the University of Florida. In his free time, Cuesta enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities. He is passionate about teaching.