Othon Wiltz, MD , is a Staff Physician in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
He was born in La Habana, Cuba and came over to the United States as a child in 1959. He eventually moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, graduated from Colegio San Ignacio High School and went to college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Eventually, he completed his medical school in New York City at Columbia University and married his wife Mary and moved to Boston to complete his general surgery residency at the Deaconess/Beth Israel Hospital.
During that period, he completed a two year surgical oncology basic science fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. After completing his surgical training, he moved to Minneapolis to complete a Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
During the year in Minneapolis, his first daughter Katerina Maria was born.
He then moved with his young family to work with his father in colon and rectal surgery until 2006. His second daughter, Natasha was born in 1997 in Miami, Fl.
The entire family moved to Arlington, Virginia where he developed the new colon and rectal surgery program from 2006 until 2016. The program eventually had five consultants.
Once he completed his tenure at VHC, he spent one year developing the robotic colo-rectal program at Memorial Healthcare Systems in South Florida. And most recently he was again in private practice with Virginia Surgery Associates in Fairfax, Virginia.
In his free time, he likes to dance with his wife of 36 years and travel the world.