David Prado received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Guatemala in 1980. He completed his fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas. David Prado is currently Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. For 10 years, he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas. He has been Member of the Board of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in several occasions and Member of the Board of the World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He is currently Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health for GlaxoSmithKline Latin America. David Prado has published about 50 articles in journals and text books, and presented more than 400 abstracts, posters and orals at national and international conferences.