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Dr. Guillermo A. Donate
Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Our Doctor...


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine



  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.


Fun facts about Dr. Donate:

    - He is an avid boxer and runner, finishing the 2011 Gasparilla Distance Classic 1/2 Marathon and the 2012 ESPN Walt Disney World Marathon.

    - He is an experienced martial artist and was a member of the American Taekwondo Association.

    - Enjoys golf just a hair more than deep sea fishing.

Research Publications

1. Schafii SM, Donate GA,Mannari RJ, Payne WG, Robson MC. Cutaneous Fungal Bipolaris Infection. Wounds. 2006;18(1):19-24


2. Castellano JJ, Shafii SM, Ko F, Donate GA, Wright TE, Mannari RJ, Payne WG, Smith DJ, Robson MC. Comparative Evaluation of Silver Containing Antimicrobial Dressings and Device Int. Wound J. 2007; 4(2): 114-22.


3. Robson MC, Payne WG, Ko F, Mentis M, Donate GA, Shafii SM, Culverhouse S, ang L, Khosrovi B, Najafi R, Cooper DM, Bassiri M. Hypochlorous Acid as a Potential Wound Care Agent Part II. Stabilized Hypochlorous Acid: Its role in Decreasing Tissue Bacterial Biodurden and Overcoming The Inhibition of Infection on Wound Healing. J Burns Wounds 2007; 6:80-90.


4. Donate GA, Salas, RE, Naidu D, Mannari RJ, Ghurani R, Payne, WG, Robson MC. Non-venomous Bite Injuries of the Foot: Case Reports and Review of the Literature. Int J Lower Ext Wounds 2008; 7(1): 41-44.


5. Salas RE, Naidu D, Ko F, Robson MC, Donate GA, Wright TE, Payne WG. Enzymatic Debriding Agents are Safe in Wounds with High Bacterial Bioburdens and Stimulate Healing. ePlasty 2008; 8:151-156.

Recent Research Presentations

1. Salas RE, Naidu D, Robson MC, Donate GA, Mannari RJ, WG.

Non-Venomous Bite Injuries of the Foot. 
Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 
October 11-13, 2007; Nashville, TN.


2. Salas RE, Naidu D, Ko F, Robson MC, Donate GA, Wright TE, Payne WG.

Enzymatic Debriding Agents are Safe in Wounds with High Bacterial Bioburdens and Stimulate Healing.
Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
October 11-13, 2007; Nashville, TN.

3. Robson MC, Payne WG, Donate GA, Mentis M, Shafii SM, Bassiri M, Cooper DM, Wang L, Khosrovi B, Najafi R.

The Potential Role of Di-Chlorodimethyltaurine as a Wound Topical Antimicrobial That Does Not Inhibit Healing.
17th Annual Wound Healing Society Meeting.
May 1, 2007; Tampa, FL.

4. Salas RE, Naidu D, Ko F, Robson MC, Donate GA, Wright TE, Payne WG.

Enzymatic Debriding Agents are Safe in Wounds with High Bacterial Bioburdens and Stimulate Healing. 17th
Annual Wound Healing Society Mtg.
April 30, 2007; Tampa, FL.

5. Payne WG, Salas RE, Castellano JJ, Shafii SM, Ko F, Naidu D, Mannari RJ, Wright TE, Donate GA, Smith DJ, Robson MC.

Comparative Evaluation of Silver-Containing Antimicrobial Dressings and Drugs.
Symposium for Advanced Wound Care.
April 29, 2007; Tampa, FL.

6. Donate GA.

Use of Unilateral External Fixation for Ankle Arthrodiastasis with Arthroscopy as Salvage Procedure.
International Congress on External Fixation & Bone Reconstruction.
October 20, 2010; Barcelona, Spain.

7. Donate GA.

New External Fixation Technique For Chevron-Type Osteotomies Using Small Rail Frames.
International Congress on External Fixation & Bone Reconstruction.
October 22, 2010; Barcelona, Spain.


8. Ochs D, Uberti MG, Donate GA, Abercrombie MD, Mannari RJ, Robson MC, Payne WG.

Evaluation of Mechanisms of Action of a Hydrocondutive Dressing for Chronic Wounds.

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22nd Anual Meeting of the Wound Healing Society in conjunction with the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care.
April 19-22, 2012; Atlanta, GA.