Department Infectious Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Healthcare Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Consultation
  • Infectious Disease Treatment
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy
  • Solid Organ Transplant
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Arthritis
  • Ascariasis
  • Bacteremia
  • Bone and Joint Infection
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Related Infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiac Device Infections
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Common Cold
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Defibrillator Infections
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Encephalitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Epstein-barr Virus Infections
  • Fever
  • Fever In Transplant Recipients
  • Fungal Infections
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • General Infectious Transplant
  • General Outpatient Infectious Disease
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Granulomatous Infections
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Herpes
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hookworm Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • International Travel Related Preparation And Diseases
  • Kidney Infections
  • Lyme Disease
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Mononucleosis
  • MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Neurologic Infections
  • Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (ASB)
  • Pneumonia
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Smallpox
  • Solid Organ Transplant Related Infections
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Spinal Infections
  • Staphylococcus Aureus Infections
  • Strep Throat
  • Surgical Site and Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Transplant Infections
  • Trichinosis Overview
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vasculitis
  • Ventricular Shunt Infections
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yeast Infections
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About Carla McWilliams, MD

Dr. McWilliams grew up on the Caribbean island of Nevis where she attended Medical University of the Americas.

After graduating medical school she worked for Kaplan Medical in New York City as an Associate Director of Medical Curriculum. She worked extensively with the department on the creation and editing of medical board review materials including text book, question bank and online materials. This was followed by medical residency at NYU Lutheran in Brooklyn, New York. She was elected by the department to serve as Chief Resident during her final year of training. Dr. McWilliams went on to complete subspecialty training in Infectious Disease at Northwell Health System (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) where she served as Chief Fellow in her final year of training.

Dr. McWilliams returned to NYU Lutheran in 2013 as Infectious Disease Faculty in the Department of Medicine. She has extensive experience in the education of medical students, residents and fellows.

Her research and clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of multi-drug resistant infections (known as “superbugs”), healthcare epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship and the treatment of HIV infection.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Infectious Disease
New Hyde Park, NY USA

Residency - Lutheran Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - Medical University of the Americas
Nevis, St. Kitts,

Additional Training

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Infectious Disease
  • HIV Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Professional educational materials

    MCWILLIAMS C. and Giaccio, D. USMLE Step 2 & 3 In Your Pocket, Kaplan Publishing, New York, New, York © 2013

     Fischer, C. USMLE Step Three-Master the Boards (Content and Peer Reviewer), Kaplan Publishing, New York, New, York © 2012

     MCWILLIAMS C. and Giaccio, D. USMLE Step 3 White Coat Pocket Guide Pocket Guide, Kaplan Publishing, New York, New, York © 2010

     MCWILLIAMS C.  and multiple authors, USMLE Step Three Online Question Bank, Kaplan Medical Test Prep and Admissions, New York, New, York © 2009

     MCWILLIAMS C.  and multiple authors, USMLE Step Two Online Question Bank, Kaplan Medical Test Prep and Admissions, New York, New, York © 2008

     Fischer, C. and Faselis, C., USMLE Step Two CK Lecture Notes, Internal Medicine (Content and Peer Reviewer), Kaplan Medical Test Prep and Admissions, New York, New, York © 2008

     Cvetnic W., Pino E., Koerner C., and MCWILLIAMS C., USMLE Step Two CK Lecture Notes, Pediatrics, Kaplan Medical Test Prep and Admissions, New York, New, York © 2008

     MCWILLIAMS C.  and multiple authors, USMLE Step Two PowerPoint Presentations for DVD Lecture Series (Contributing Author and Editor), Kaplan Medical Test Prep and Admissions, New York, New, York © 2007

    Research Publications

    CARLA MCWILLIAMS MD, Susan Condon, Rebecca M. Schwartz, Christine C Ginocchio. Incidence of Extended Spectrum β Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia Isolates That Test Susceptible to Cephalosporins and Aztreonm by the Revised CLSI Breakpoints. Journal of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Doi:10.1128/JCM03613-13, Published April 30th, 2014

    CARLA MCWILLIAMS MD, Kourosh Golestany, MD, Rohit Sharma, MD, Golali Nejati, MD, Anna Cyrus-Murden, MD, MPH and Dmitri Kirpichnikov, MD. Correlation of admitted nursing home residents’ hospital length of stay and vitamin D levels. Department of Internal Medicine, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA ( Vol 1, No 3, October 2011


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases


  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/20/2018, Dr. McWilliams has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. McWilliams was absolutely terrific. she remembered test results and procedures done years ago. She was caring and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

The doctor was thorough and put my mind at ease regarding my ability to take a scheduled trip to visit family.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Very disappointed with the Dr because I thought your clinic is the best and there is still something wrong with my infection and the Dr ran 10 different generic texts thankful they all came back negative but I'm still sick I really wanted them to explore other things then just the basic VERY DISSAPOITED

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

I had a very good experience as a matter of fact it was one of my best at the Cleveland Clinic when I was seeing this doctor for the first time.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. McWilliams is very good with explaining the treatment and medications.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. McWilliams has a beautiful bedside manner. She is kind, efficient and takes her time to explain things to me in a manner I can understand. I am encouraged to ask questions, and she is eager to listen and put me at ease. I recommend her highly, she is an asset to Cleveland Clinic!

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