Dr. Dawid is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology at the University of Michigan who specializes in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She obtained her MD and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. She moved to Pennsylvania to complete her Pediatric residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2008. In her clinical practice, she focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of children with confirmed or suspected infectious diseases or problems with the immune system. She sees patients both in the hospital and as out-patients.
Dr. Dawid runs a research lab that focuses on the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. This bacterium is a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis, sinus infections and middle ear infections. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and from generous donors in the community to support these studies. She is actively involved in the training of undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows in both basic research and the clinical practice of Infectious Diseases. In 2019 she was honored to be named the first Andrew B. Briskin Research Professor of Pediatrics. In addition to her clinical and research work, Dr. Dawid is an Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan. This program attracts some of the brightest future scientists and fosters the development of physician scientists by combining medical and graduate training.