Charlotte Tscherning

Charlotte Tscherning FAAPMR,MD,PhD

Division Chief Years Of Experience: 21
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Tscherning is leading the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) level 4 which offers care for babies born at all gestational ages and with any medical or surgical disease. She has been Professor in Neonatology and Pediatrics for more than 15 years and is an international expert in her field. She is actively participating in many international meetings and committees, and she has published numerous original articles in peer-reviewed journals and editorials and book chapters. She has implemented a strong vision of quality and safety within a family centered NICU and is leading a very experienced and skilled team.  

    Prior to joining Sidra Medicine, Dr. Tscherning was Chief of Neonatology in the University Hospital of Toulouse for 15 years, which is one of the largest NICU in France. She became Professor of Pediatrics in 2006 and CMO of the Pediatric University Hospital of Toulouse in 2015. She implemented Family- centered care and set up a training center in Neonatal Individualized Developmental and Care Assessment of prematurity (NIDCAP), along with numerous other education programs.  She established the first French NICU-based home care program for preterm babies. Along with clinical research in various areas of neonatology, such as nutrition and developmental care, her translational research interest is perinatal virology, and she was the lead of the INSERM group “Pathogenesis of viral infections of the developing and adult central nervous system” in the Centre for Physiopathology Toulouse – Purpan before leaving for Qatar.

    Charlotte Tscherning was trained in Pediatrics in France and thereafter completed her training as a fellow neonatologist at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. She also completed two PhD’s in Perinatal Virology at the University of Lyon, France and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Languages Spoken

    English, Swedish, French, German

    Years Of Experience
    Areas of Interest
    • Neonatology, Family centered and developmental care, Perinatal virology, Neonatal nutrition, Perinatal epidemiology.a