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Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Dieter Adam


Professor of paediatrics since 1978. Head of Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Children`s Hospital, University of Munich until 2001.


Professor and lecturer in Paediatrics, Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases Approx. 1,000 publications in national and international scientific journals as well as printed lectures, and approx. 100 contributions to several national and international books on infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology of antibiotics and chemotherapeutics.

Scientific activities:

Main fields of research: Infectious diseases in children; pharmacology and antimicrobial activity of antibiotics, antivirals, antimycotics, and antiparasitics in children.  


Doctor degrees in Medicine (MD) and Pharmacy (Organic Chemistry, PhD). Several Honorary doctor degrees from international Medical Faculties. Specialized in paediatrics, clinical pharmacology, medical microbiology and infectious diseases.   


Drug Committee of the Chamber of Physicians of Germany

Corresponding Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

American Society of Microbiology (ASM)

European Society of Clinical Microbiology (ESCMID)

British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

Past Vice President of the International Society of Chemotherapy

Founder of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 

Past Member of the National Governmental Committee for the registration of new drugs

Past President of the Paul-Ehrlich-Society for Chemotherapy (National Society of Chemotherapy)

Past chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Bavarian Medical Association.

Vice-rector of the University of Munich (1993-1999).