William J. Barson, MD

William Barson

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Biography

William J. Barson, MD, is Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Professor Emeritus 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 the multi-center surveillance study of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in children, and he is the local Principal Investigator of the U.S. Pediatric Multicenter Pneumococcal Surveillance Study Group. He has also been involved with a number of antibiotic efficacy and safety studies.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Courage to Teach Honorary of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • The OSU College of Medicine Distinguished Educator Award, The OSU College of Medicine in Recognition of Distinguished Service to the Tradition of Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, 2014
  • The Grant Morrow III Teaching Award, Pediatric House Staff of Nationwide Children's Hospital for Outstanding Teaching and Practice of Pediatrics, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine and Public Health, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching Recognition Award for participation as an Active Teacher in Family Practice, 1984
  • Pediatrician of the Year Award, Presented by House Staff, Children's Hospital for Outstanding Teaching and Practice of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio, 1984
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Member, Central Ohio Pediatric Society
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/01/1980

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1980
Residency Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1978
Internship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1976
Medical School Ohio State University Date Completed: 06/30/1975
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Pediatrics