About us

NEO4NEO offers junior doctors interested in developing a career in neonatal medicine state-of-the-art interactive teaching on key topics of neonatology and perinatology. The teaching is evidence-based, clinically and practically oriented.

NEO4NEO also aims at establishing close relationships between trainers and trainees as well as between trainees, provide the basis for future clinical and scientific collaboration in the field of neonatology in Switzerland.

Jean-Claude Fauchère





Jean-Claude Fauchère acts as attending senior neonatologist at the Division of Neonatology of the University Hospital Zurich. Besides a full clinical pensum, he is also intensively involved in teaching at various levels. His actual research work is focused on neuroprotection of the preterm infant and on ethical decision-making in the NICU.

Mathias Nelle





PD Dr. med. Mathias Nelle, MD is educated in pediatrics, neonatalogy and pediatric intensiv care medicine in Heidelberg and works as head of Neonatology since 2002 at the University Childrens Hospital in Berne. He is member of the council of the Swiss Society for Neonatology. His special interests are neonatal pain, circulation in the neonate, growth & development and education.

Riccardo Pfister





PD Dr. R. Pfister PhD is head of Neonatology at the University Hospitals Geneva and Private Docent at Geneva University. He is past president of the Swiss Society for Neonatology. His research focus is perinatal adaptation and resuscitation, thermoregulation and developmental care. He has more than 15 years of experience in cooperation programs for emerging countries, teaching programs on site in addition to education in his busy level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Tanja da Cunha





Tanja was born and brought up in Germany, and came to Switzerland in 2008. Tanja joined the neonatology department at the University Hospital Zurich as administrative secretary in 2016. In 2017, Tanja additionally took over the role as project assistant for the SwissNeoNet, and assists Jehudith Fontijn in organizing the start4neo courses in the Zurich region.