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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/St. Louis Children's Hospital (2009), Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine/St Louis Children's Hospital (2014), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2014), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Host response in severe sepsis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Pediatric Ventilator-Associated Infections: The Ventilator-Associated INfection Study.
Willson DF, Hoot M, Khemani R, Carrol C, Kirby A, Schwarz A, Gedeit R, Nett ST, Erickson S, Flori H, Hays S, Hall M Pediatr Crit Care Med 2017 Jan 18 1 e24-e34
Use of continuous renal replacement therapy in salicylate toxicity: A case report and review of the literature.
Papacostas MF, Hoge M, Baum M, Davila SZ Heart Lung 2016 Aug
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

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