Manuel Cotilla, MD

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Dr. Cotilla joined Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, part of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, in 2016. He has served since 2003 as a physician within the Division of Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cotilla earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Montserrat, British West Indies. His pediatric residency was completed at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship training in infectious diseases at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Cotilla has a broad interest in infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the treatment and management of HIV patients. His main research and investigative work focused on the approval of new HIV medications and treatment modalities in the pediatric population. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.
Dr. Cotilla sees patients at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital main campus. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Aldawsari, K. A., Dedic, E., ..., Cotilla, M.R., et al (2023). Infective intracardiac lesion in the setting of Mycobacterium franklinii bacteremia identified by cell-free DNA sequencing in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A potential new foe in intracardiac infections. IDCases, 34(), e01905. View in Pubmed

Cope, J.R., Conrad, D.A., Cohen, N., Cotilla, M., et al (2016). Use of the Novel Therapeutic Agent Miltefosine for the Treatment of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis: Report of 1 Fatal and 1 Surviving Case. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(6), 774-776. View in Pubmed

Kowalsky, S., Cotilla, M. (). Neonatal herpes simplex virus infection: diagnosis and management; literature review. International Pediatrics Journal, 23(4), 223.

Primary Office

Nicklaus Children's Infectious Diseases
3200 SW 60 Court #206
Miami, FL 33155
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Fellowship - Cornell University Medical College
Residency - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Medical School - American University of Caribbean

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Infectious Diss) - Certified