Neonatal Research Group Dresden

Group leader

Prof. Dr. med. Mario Rüdiger

Mario Rüdiger is head of the Department for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the Children’s Clinic of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany and father of two young daughters.

He was trained as a Pediatrician and Neonatologist at the University Hospital Charité, Berlin. During that time he also started his scientific career mainly on the field of lung injury in preterm newborns.

After 10 years in Berlin he moved to Austria, where he worked as a Consultant at the Clinic for Neonatology at the University Hospital in Innsbruck between 2004 and 2008. Beside his clinical work he was the head of the pulmonary research group.

In 2008 Mario Rüdiger became Professor for Pediatrics and Head of department in the University Hospital Dresden.

His clinical and scientific expertise covers mainly the following three topics: prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants, delivery room management and neonatal neuro-psychological development. Accordingly, his laboratory studies are dedicated to the pulmonary surfactant system, perfluorocarbon administration and lung development. The clinical research questions are focused on improvement of delivery room management. As the principal investigator he was responsible for the multicenter, international Trial to Evaluate a Specified Type of APGAR (TEST-APGAR). To improve the neuro-psychological development of preterm infants he developed the “FamilieNetz” – pilot-project to support families of preterm infants.

His scientific work was honored by different awards, such as the CaPaNi-Award for Neonatal Lung research, the Bengt-Robertson-Award and the German Broadcasting Charity-Award “Goldene Henne”. 

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