Biography

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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.

Education

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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Critical Care
  • Research Interest

    • Host response in severe sepsis

    Publications

    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 Nov 19 6
    Human paragonimiasis after eating raw or undercooked crayfish --- Missouri, July 2006-September 2010.
    MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2010 Dec 59 48 1573-6

    Honors & Awards

    • Fellow of the Year in Pediatric Critical Care
      St. Louis Children's Hospital (2014-2015)
    • Mentored Training Program in Clinical Research
      UL1TR000448 (2011)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2010)
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (2009)