Prof. Ziyaad Dangor

Clinical Research Director


Associate Professor Ziyaad Dangor is the clinical research director at the world-renowned Medical Research Council, Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit (VIDA). He is a paediatric pulmonologist at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Heath at the University of the Witwatersrand. His qualifications include MBBCh (Wits), MMed (Wits), FCPaeds (SA), CertPulm (SA) and PhD (Wits).

Ziyaad is a National Research Foundation Y1-rated scientist, and has undertaken investigator-initiated, original research using a range of clinical, epidemiological and laboratory-based research techniques to establish a successful research output, including the publication of cited papers in high-impact factor journals in the field. For a complete list of published work, visit:

Ziyaad is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the University of Witwatersrand. He is the chair of the South African Paediatric Association, and an examiner in the College of Paediatricians of South Africa. He is also an instructor with the Advanced Paediatric Life Support Group.