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Dr. Davila is originally from Brownsville, Texas.  He attended college at Rice University and received his medical degree from University of Texas, San Antonio.  He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowships in Critical Care and Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  His primary clinical interest is the host response in severe sepsis.  He aims to facilitate the interaction of Critical Care and the Infectious Disease services to improve delivery of care.


Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2005)
Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium Program St. Louis Children's Hospital (2009), Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine (2014), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2014), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Critical Care
  • Research Interest

    • Host response in severe sepsis


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Paragonimus kellicotti flukes in Missouri, USA.
    Lane MA, Marcos LA, Onen NF, Demertzis LM, Hayes EV, Davila SZ, Nurutdinova DR, Bailey TC, Weil GJ Emerging Infect. Dis. 2012 Aug 18 8 1263-7
    Thigh Abscess due to Haemophilus type f in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus Positive- Child
    Watson M, Davila SZ, Burnham CA, Nguyen V, Nelson KL, Smith A, Storch GA. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2011 May

    Honors & Awards

    • Mentored Training Program in Clinical Research
      UL1TR000448 (2011)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine