Simlote Villanueva, Nidhi, MD

Nidhi Simlote Villanueva, MD, MPH
Family Medicine

Dr. Simlote was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She earned a BS in Biology with honors from Siena College and her doctor of medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She was drawn to Family Medicine because it allows her to develop long-term relationships with multi-generations within a family.  After returning to upstate New York, Dr. Simlote completed her internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse and continued her training at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where she obtained concentrations in Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine, and a special track in Geriatrics. She also developed the Family Medicine Women’s Health Clinic and led a research initiative to provide contraceptive education to women who received inpatient psychiatric or addiction services. Dr. Simlote’s passion for community outreach prompted her to earn a Master of Public Health degree and become involved in graduate medical education. Dr. Simlote takes pride in her commitment to lifelong learning and is dedicated to providing her patients with approachable and holistic care.

Outside of work, Dr. Simlote and her husband enjoy hiking with their beloved beagle, Babadook, to local waterfalls. She also enjoys visiting new local restaurants with her family and friends.

Cayuga Primary Care | Kennedy Parkway
14 Kennedy Parkway
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-9941
Fax: (607) 299-4379


Doctor of Medicine, St. Georges University School of Medicine (St. Georges, Grenada)

Internship: SUNY Health Science Center/St. Josephs Hospital Health Center Program (Syracuse, NY) – Family Medicine

Residency: Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Elmira, NY) – Family Medicine

Master of Public Health, University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (Buffalo, NY)

Areas of Special Clinical Interest

Women’s Health

Adolescent Medicine and College Medicine

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Education


American Academy of Family Physicians

New York State Academy of Family Physicians

Reproductive Health Access Project (NY Cluster Member)

American Public Health Administration

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