Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Ron Dagan is Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Gunzburger Chair for Study of Infectious Diseases, at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. He founded the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva and was its director from 1987 to 2014. He obtained his MD degree in 1974 (Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem). In 1982, he embarked on a 3-year Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester, NY.
Prof. Dagan is a member of the Israeli National Academy of Science in Medicine. He has served on the National Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases and Immunization since 1991 and has been a member of the Nationwide Advisory on Corona Vaccines, since 2020. He is a Founding Member of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and an honorary member of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Prof. Dagan served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Infectious Disease (ISID; 2010-2016), President of ESPID (2004-2006), President of the WSPID (2006-2009) and as Chair of the Board of the International Symposia on Pneumococcus and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD; 2010-2016).