Department Infectious Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
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
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Defibrillator Infections
  • Encephalitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Fever
  • Fever In Transplant Recipients
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • General Infectious Transplant
  • General Outpatient Infectious Disease
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • International Travel Related Preparation And Diseases
  • Kidney Infections
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • 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
  • Transplant Infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Ventricular Shunt Infections
  • West Nile Virus
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About Carla McWilliams, MD

Dr. McWilliamswas born in Miami, Florida. She grew up on the Caribbean island of Nevis whereshe attended Medical University of the Americas.

She workedfor Kaplan Medical in New York City as an Associate Director of MedicalCurriculum. She created and edited medical board review materials includingtext books, question banks and online materials. Dr. McWilliams completed hermedical residency at NYU Brooklyn Campus in New York City including serving asChief Resident. She completed her Infectious Disease training atNorthwell Health System (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System)where she also served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. McWilliamsjoined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2016. She is a member of the core internalmedicine teaching faculty and works extensively with residents and medicalstudents.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Northwell Health
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

      Publications and Posters

      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 Aztreonam 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

      Oikonomou KG MD, MCWILLIAMS C, MD Moussa MM MD. Oerskovia Species Bacteremia in a Diabetic Patient. J Global Infectious Disease. 2018 April-June. PMID 29910574.

      Rojas E MD, Gillenwater S MD, Rivas A MD, Wulff L MD, Kaur J MD, Gonzalez M MD, De Armas Y MD, MCWILLIAMS C MD, Martinez F MD, Bejarano P MD, Hadah A MD. Incidental Pulmonary Cryptococcocus in an Asymptomatic Liver Transplant Patient. American Thoracic Society Meeting, 5/22/19, Dallas Texas 

      CARLA MCWILLIAMS MD, Orly Hadar MD, Amy Van MS. Factors Associated with Positive Follow Up Blood Cultures in Gram Negative Septicemia. 10/3/19. IDSA Annual Meeting, Washington DC



    • Internal Medicine
    • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

    Awards & Honors

    • The Jose M Muniz Best Teaching Faculty Award, Department of InternalMedicine, 2017-2018

      Women’s Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic Florida,Clinician of the Year Award 2019


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 8/20/2020, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

106 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. McWilliams was excellent. She was thourough and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

the md was very good

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr McWilliams is a terrific doctor; very caring & understanding

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

My doctor is great. as always im satisfied when I see her.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

This Doctor is always ON time and very helpful and supportive on each visit

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. McWilliams and her staff have always been receptive, respectful, and supportive of all decisions after giving all the necessary information for me to make a informed decision concerning my health and health care.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

I have always had a very good relationship with all of my doctors at Cleveland clinic and dr. McWilliams is no exception. she is a very caring kind and knowledgeable doctor. I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. McWilliams is one of the very best doctors not only in her medical approach but in the way she genuinely cares about you. she keep a very calm attitude which eases any fears one may have & is ready to make sure she takes care of you every step of the way!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

dr macwilliams is an excellent physician. caring, invested in the patient and a true professional

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Williams listen to me and she heard every word I spoke as she apologize for all the wrong that was going at the time of my visit.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. McWilliams is the most caring Dr. I have ever met. I haven't seen her for over a year, yet she greeted me as if she had just seen me yesterday. Wonderful, compassionate Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. McWilliams is quite personable and knowledgeable. Fully respect her opinions. However, I am being referred to a Dermatologist for a skin issue that may be urgent and require a biopsy and their were no appointments available until June. That was rather disappointing. I do enjoy staying within the Cleveland Clinic system as the quality of care is unmatched. Thank You!!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Andrea Merconelli is an excellent nurse assistant as well Michelle with the process of my job paperwork . and the Dr Mc Willians have straight way to explain about my sickness

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

very caring empathetic physician. have always had positive visits to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I love Dr. McWilliams! She actually listens to her patients rather than sitting in front of the computer typing the whole time. It's refreshing to see.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

My experience with Cleveland Clinic thus far has been exceptionally great! I love the service and ease of having access to my doctor and test results.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I got an appointment very quickly. She was a very nice doctor. Very thorough and listened to me. I would recommend her to my friends and family.

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