Bernard Pollara, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pollara is a native of Chicago, Illinois. After extensive post-graduate training, he joined the faculty of the Albany Medical College. He served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and as Pediatrician in Chief at the Albany Medical Center from 1978 to 1993, and as Vice President for Research from 1986 to 1989. In 1993, he joined USF as the John and Aliese Price Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of General Pediatrics. Dr. Pollara served as Interim Chairman of USF Pediatrics from 1999 to 2000, and was Chief of the Division of Clinical Research from 2005 to 2008. He was a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases until his retirement in July, 2010.

Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus

Education & Training

Ph.D. Northwestern University; Chemistry, 1951
M.S. Northwestern University; Chemistry, 1954
M.D. University of Minnesota, 1960
Ph.D. University of Minnesota; Biochemistry, 1963
Pediatric Internship U.S. Public Health Service, Seattle, WA, 1960
Pediatric Resident &
Immunology Fellow
University of Minnesota, 1961-1967

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Pollara’s scholarly interests relate primarily to medical student and pediatric resident education, and to immunology and vaccinology. He has been the principal investigator of numerous vaccine development trials. On-going trials include pneumococcal, respiratory syncitial virus, parainfluenza 3 virus and meningococcal vaccine development. He is the author of over 65 scholarly articles and book chapters.