Charlotte Tscherning

Charlotte Tscherning MD,PhD

Division Chief, Neonatology Years Of Experience: 21
  • Developmental and family integrated care | Neonatology | Perinatal virology
  • About Charlotte

    Dr. Tscherning (previously Casper) graduated in 1992 from the medical school of the University of Montpellier, France. After her residency in Pediatrics in Toulouse (France), she performed her fellowship in Neonatology from at the Division of Neonatology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.  She also completed a PhD at in Perinatal Virology at the University of Lyon, France in 1999 and at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm in 2001. She became attending in NICU Karolinska Hospital in 2001. 
    She decided to return to Toulouse (France) in 2003 and became division chief of Neonatology in a 65-bed unit level 4 NICU at the University Hospital. She became Professor in Pediatrics in 2006 and Chair of Pediatrics in 2015. Dr. Tscherning joined the Sidra Medicine to become Lead of Quality in the Division of Neonatology in 2018. She became Division Chief of Neonatology in 2020. 

    Her research interests are broad. Her basic research is related to neonatal virology, in the field of HIV and CMV . She was co-leading an INSERM research group  “Pathogenesis of viral infections of the developing and adult central nervous system” in the Center for Physiopathology Toulouse-Purpan the University of Toulouse III until 2018. She has also interest in nutrition, especially breastmilk and family-centered care. She has kept a close collaboration with Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    She has expertise in Family Centered Neonatal care.  She implemented Family- centered care in France and opened a “Neonatal Individualized Developmental and Care Assessment” (NIDCAP) training Center in Toulouse in 2017. It was the second NIDCAP training center in France. It was also the first NICU in France to organize Home Care for preterm babies and support early and safe discharges from NICU.

    She was actively participating in many international clinical trials, and he has published numerous original articles in peer-reviewed journals and editorials and book chapters.
    She is a member of many national and international scientific committees and a frequent peer-reviewer for many scientific journals. She is part of the committee of French Society of Neonatology and she created the GREEN working group, publishing evidence-based guidelines for the environment of the hospitalized newborn babies. 

    Languages Spoken

    English, Swedish, French, German

    Years Of Experience
    21