Dr. David Cotlar

Dr. David Cotlar MD


Qualifications of Dr. David Cotlar MD

Professional Statement

Dr. David Cotlar is a second-generation native Houstonian who graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in psychology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine, receiving his M.D. in 1973, and stayed in the Baylor program for his pediatrics residency which included Jeff Davis, Ben Taub, and Texas Children’s hospitals. He is fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been board certified since 1976 and completed recertification in 2009. He has for many years been a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Association, and the Baylor Pediatrics Alumni Society.

Dr. Cotlar has been in solo pediatrics at the same location since setting up his practice at the newly opened Memorial Southwest Hospital Professional Building in 1977. He is involved in teaching Baylor medical students as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics. Like most pediatricians, he has developed a special interest in the preventive elements of children’s medical care, recognizing that pediatricians are in a unique position to reduce the risk of myriad disorders in later life. He also has a special interest in the moral and character development of children, and the impact of contemporary media exposure.

He has been married to another second-generation native Houstonian, Bonny, since 1971, and they take great pride in their daughter and four sons, all married, as well as a growing collection of grandchildren in four cities. Dr. Cotlar’s interests include classical music, baseball, people photography, and swimming. He also writes a pediatric blog at his website, drdavidcotlar.com.

Dr. Cotlar is currently accepting new patients newborn to ten years of age.

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