Dr. Guillermo Donate was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After graduating high school from the American Military Academy he left his beloved island to attend Oberlin College on an academic scholarship. After obtaining his Bachelor in Arts, he spent 4 years working at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for the Department of Hematology and Oncology performing cancer and bone marrow transplant research. After a very fulfilling career in research he decided to go back to school and attended the Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences where he obtained his graduate degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
In July 2000 He accepted a residency position at the Tampa VA Hospital. After finishing his residency he joined the VA system and has had a very busy and successful surgical practice at the Bay Pines VA Hospital. While at Bay Pines he was part of the University of South Florida Plastic Surgery Residency Program as an Associate Clinical Professor of the University of South Florida for the incoming residents. He was also part of the Institute of Tissue Regeneration and Repair where he was involved in numerous research projects that led to publications in noted medical journals. In June of 2012 he left the VA system and opened the American Foot & Ankle Clinic of Tampa Bay.
Dr. Donate has been married to his lovely wife Melissa for 17 years.