Prof. Dr. med. Mario Rüdiger

Prof. Dr. med. Mario Rüdiger

Personal information

Rüdiger, Mario, Prof. Dr. med.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Saxonian Center for Feto-Neonatal Health

Current position

Professor of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine (since 2008), Director Saxonian Center for Feto-Neonatal Health (since 2019)

Role within partner site

Research on feto-neonatal origin of long-term diseases and improving resilience to improve outcome

Relevant work experience

Pediatric neonatologist with focus on feto-maternal health

2018- Vice speaker, Executive Board European Scientific Collaboration of Neonatal Resuscitation

2015- Executive Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft Perinatale Medizin

2014- Board member, ERC guidelines writing group

2014- Chair Deutsche Stiftung Kranke Neugeborene

2008- Professor of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine, TUD

Professional background

2004-08 Consultant in Neonatology, University Hospital Innsbruck

2004 Board Certification in Neonatology

2000 Board Certification in Pediatrics

1994-04 Fellow in Pediatrics, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

1988-94 Medical School, University of Greifswald and Berlin

Main research focus

Feto-neonatal development


5 out of 128; SCOPUS h-index 23

Franz AR, …, Rüdiger M et al. Effects of liberal vs restrictive transfusion thresholds on survival and neurocognitive outcomes in extremely low-birth-weight infants: The ETTNO randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2020;324:560-70.

Simma B, …, Rüdiger M, Küster H. Delivery room management of infants with very low birth weight in 3 European countries – the video Apgar study. J Pediatr. 2020;222:106-111.e2.

Burkhardt W, …, Rüdiger M. Non-invasive estimation of brain-volume in infants. Early Hum Dev 2019;132:52-57.

Rüdiger M et al. Impact of birthweight on health utilization during early childhood – a birth cohort study. BMC Pediatr 2019;19:69.

Möbius MA, …, Rüdiger M, Thébaud B. Oxygen disrupts human fetal lung mesenchymal cells: Implications for bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2019;60:592-600.



Additional information

Co-founder: European Scientific Collaboration on Neonatal Resuscitation (ESCNR); Forschungsnetz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Perinatale Medizin International MASC-collaboration;

Awards: Deutscher Forschungspreis für Kinderheilkunde (2019); Innovationspreis (2019); Deutscher Preis für Patientensicherheit (2015)


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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