Prof. David Greenberg

Prof. David Greenberg Profile

M.D. 1996

Division Head

Department : Pediatric Infectious Disease
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epidemiology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, pneumonia, bacteria, drug resistance


  • M.D. 1996 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Research Topics

  • Epidemiology of respiratory diseases: community acquired pneumonia, acute otitis media
  • Epidemiology of S. pneumoniae before and after the introduction of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Antibiotic use and drug resistance bacteria

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

  • Pediatricc
  • Infectious diseases

Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

  • Greenberg D., Givon-Lavi N., Broides A., Blancovich, I.,Peled N, Dagan D. The Contribution of Smoking and Exposure to Tobacco Smoke to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae Carriage in Children and Their Mothers. CID 2006 ;42 (7):897-903.
  • Greenberg D, Chiou C. C, Famigilleti R., Lee T. C, Yu V. L. Problem pathogens: paediatric legionellosis—implications for improved diagnosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6 (8):529-35.
  • Husain S, Kahane S, Friedman M. G, Paterson D. L., Studer S, McCurry K. R, Wolf D. G., Zeevi A., Pilewski J., Greenberg D. Simkania negevensis in Bronchoalveolar Lavage of Lung Transplant Recipients: A possible association with acute rejection. Transplantation. 2007;27;83(2):138-143.
  • Greenberg D., Givon-Lavi N., Sharf A. Z., Vardy D., Dagan R. The Association between Antibiotic Use in the Community and Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Antibiotic-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Bedouin Children. 2008, Pediatr Infect Dis J 2008;27(9):776-82.
  • Greenberg D, Givon-Lavi N., Newman N., Bar-Ziv J, Dagan R. Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Individual Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes during Pediatric Pneumonia as a Means to Estimate Serotype Disease Potential. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 2011;30(3):227-33.
  • Goldbart A. Asher A., Givon-Lavi N, Bar-Ziv J., Dagan R., Greenberg, D. Sleep Disordered Breathing is a Risk Factor for Community-Acquired Alveolar Pneumonia in Early Childhood. CEST 2011 (in press)

Existing collaborations

  • Nurit Porat: Molecular epidemiology of S. pneumoniae pre- and post-vaccine
  • Yaffa Mizrachi Nebenzahl: S. pneumoanie physiology
  • Goldbart Aviv and Asher Asher- Clinical pneumonia

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