Ron Dagan, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit at the Soroka University Medical Center, also in Beer-Sheva. Dr. Dagan received his medical degree from the Hadassah Medical School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a rotating internship, a pediatric residency, and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Soroka University Medical Center, after which he completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Rochester, New York.
An active researcher and international lecturer, Dr. Dagan's work focuses on new conjugate vaccines, with an emphasis on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines; the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, clinical aspects of vaccination against antibiotic-resistant pneumococci; the pathology of otitis media, role of resistant organisms in otitis media; and prediction of bacteriologic response to various antibiotics; and the epidemiology and prevention of enteric and invasive infections in young children. He has authored or coauthored over 300 peer-reviewed articles as well as many book chapters.
Dr. Dagan is currently the president of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). He is also a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and founding member of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology, American Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, European Society of Clinical Microbiology an Infectious Diseases and the International Society of Infectious Diseases.
Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit
Ben Gurion University
of the Negev and Soroka University
POB 151 Beer-Sheva 84101, ISRAEL
Tel: +972 8 6400547
Fax: +972 8 6232334
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