Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center & Attending Physician
Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Maurice R. Hilleman Chair of Vaccinology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. Dr. Offit has published more than 160 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He has been a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC. For this achievement Dr. Offit received the Luigi Mastroianni and William Osler Awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates during the launch of their Foundation’s Living Proof Project for global health. He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. Offit is a board member of Every Child by Two and a founding board member of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). Pandora’s Lab is his ninth book.