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. After 15 years as head of Neonatology at the University Childrens Hospital in Berne he is working as senior consultant at the Childrens Hospital in Böblingen (FRG-DE), and follows his research interests at the Neonatology Department at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ). His special interests are neonatal pain, circulation in the neonate, growth & development as well as 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 joined the neonatology department at the University Hospital Zurich as administrative secretary in 2016. In 2017, Tanja additionally took over the roles as project assistant for the SwissNeoNet, and regional admin start4neo Zurich. Since December 2018 she also assists Riccardo Pfister in his role as Director start4neo Switzerland.