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William J. Barson, MD, is Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship program, a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of infants, children, and adolescents with infectious diseases. His research interests are primarily associated with multi-center surveillance studies of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis infections in children and he is the local Principal Investigator of the U.S. Pediatric Multicenter Pneumococcal Surveillance and the U.S. Pediatric Multicenter Meningococcal Surveillance Study Groups. He has also been involved with a number of antibiotic efficacy and safety studies.