Charles G. Prober, MD

Charles G. Prober, MD

Bio:   Charles Prober, MD is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases with an academic career focused on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of infections in children. Some of his seminal work has resulted in the improvement of international blood transfusion practices through the selection of CMV negative donors for immunocompromised hosts; the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for serious bacterial infections, including osteomyelitis and meningitis; the use of antiviral agents in the management of serious herpes virus infections; and the standardization of care in the management of pregnant women with HSV infections and their newborn infants.

Prober has published extensively in peer-reviewed subspecialty, specialty, and general medical journals and he is editor of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, one of the major textbooks in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.

Dr. Prober has been involved in medical education throughout his career. He has directed a number of undergraduate and graduate student courses in the classroom and at the bedside, served as Associate Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics, and lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on infectious diseases and medical education. As Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, he oversees undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical education at Stanford Medicine.

Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (1989)
  • Distinguished Packard Fellow, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (2003-2008)
  • 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)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Teaching Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to Medical Education, Stanford Medicine (2016)
  • 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)
  • The Harry Bain Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, The Hospital for Sick Children,University of Toronto (1984)

Administrative Appointments

  • Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education, Stanford School of Medicine (2007 - Present)