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Charles G. Prober, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Pediatric Infectious Disease 730 Welch Rd 2nd Fl MC 5884 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 736-7642 Fax (650) 725-8040
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-5682
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Infectious Diseases, Pediatric
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education, Stanford School of Medicine (2007 - present)
  • Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Pediatrics (2004 - 2008)

Honors and Awards

  • The Harry Bain Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, The Hospital for Sick Children,University of Toronto (1984)
  • Mayne Guest Professorship,Department of Child Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (1989)
  • National Institutes of Health, Immunologic and Infectious Diseases Academic Award, National Institutes of Health (1988-1993)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Award for Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (1994)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1978)
Internship: Children's Hospital, Canada (1974)
Residency: Children's Hospital, Canada (1975)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1979)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1977)
Medical Education: Univ Of Manitoba, Canada (1973)
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Courses

2013-14

Prior Year Coursescourses of Charles Prober

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My area of research interest is focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children. Much of my research experience has focused on viral infections, especially those caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). I have conducted a number of studies concerned with the epidemiology of HSV-2 infections in pregnant women, their partners, and neonates. Recently, I have extended these epidemiologic studies to adolescents. I have also conducted studies on the immunologic response to HSV infections, including humoral and cell mediated responses. Furthermore, I have participated in a number of studies evaluating optimal therapy of HSV infections in pregnant women and neonates and HSV vaccine protocols. My interest in antiviral therapy extends beyond HSV infections; I have been involved in a number of studies of therapy for respiratory viral and HIV infections. My interest in bacterial infections includes the evaluation of a number of antibacterial agents (Phase I-III studies). I also am interested in the evaluation and management of infections in compromised hosts including neonates, transplant and chemotherapy recipients. I also am interested in developing interventions to reduce the inappropriate utilization of antimicrobial agents in ambulatory and hospital environments.
I am keenly interested in medical education at the undergraduate, medical school, residency, and fellowhsip level. My educational focus has centered on microbiology and infectious diseases and on the education of clinical research scientists.

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