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Prof. Dr. med. Jean-Claude Fauchère
  • FMH-certified neonatologist
  • Physician in Charge, Department of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich
  • Deputy Chief Physician

After completing his medical degree in Berne in 1984, Jean-Claude Fauchère undertook specialist training in general paediatrics and paediatric intensive care in Berne, Lausanne and Zurich. He then trained in neonatal intensive care medicine in Zurich. In 1992, his MD thesis was accepted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Berne, and he was granted the FMH (Swiss Medical Federation) Paediatrics Board Certification, followed in 2001 by the FMH certification in the subspecialty of neonatal medicine (Neonatology Board Certification), and in 2002 he obtained the FMH Paediatric Intensive Care Board Certification. From 1996 to 1999, he undertook a post-doctoral research stay at the Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research (Prof Adrian Walker, Daniel Grant PhD) within the Institute of Reproduction and Development (Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) performing fetal (using fetal surgery and EXIT procedures) and neonatal research centred around the main topic of ‘Ventricular Constraint: A Key Mechanism of Heart-Lung Interactions in the Perinatal Period’ (fetus, of the newborn under birth and in the neonate undergoing intensive care with various forms of respiratory support). He was awarded the Venia Legendi (‘Habilitation’) by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich in 2003.


At present, he acts as attending senior neonatologist at the Division of Neonatology of the University Hospital Zurich. His actual research work is focused on neuroprotection of the newborn infant using erythropoietin and on ethical decision making in the NICU. These research projects are supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is a member of many international and national societies.