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Prof. Dr. med. Vera Bernet

Chief Physician, Head of the Clinic for Neonatology and Paediatric Permanence, Hospital Management

Spital Zollikerberg
Klinik für Neonatologie
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

Specialist title

Specialist in paediatrics and adolescent medicine with a focus on neonatology
Specialist in paediatric intensive care medicine

Work Focus

  • Care of premature babies and sick newborns
  • Non-invasive ventilation and monitoring procedures
  • Neonatological neurology

Career Path

  • Since 2018
    Chief Physician Neonatology and Paediatric Permanence, Zollikerberg Hospital
  • 2011 - 2018
    Head of Neonatology, University Paediatric Clinics Zurich
  • 2013
    Titular professorship at the University of Zurich
  • 2012 - 2014
    Deputy Head of Neonatology and Intensive Care Unit, University Children's Hospitals Zurich
  • From 2010
    Head of Neonatology and Intensive Care, University Children's Hospitals Zurich
  • 2007
    Echocardiography of the neonate, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, Australia
  • 2006
    Awarded Venia Legendi at the University of Zurich
  • 2004 - 2010
    Senior consultant in neonatology and intensive care medicine, University Children's Hospital Zurich with management function in neonatology
  • 2000
    FMH specialisation in neonatology
  • 1999
    FMH specialist in paediatric intensive care medicine
  • 1999 - 2004
    Senior consultant in neonatology and intensive care medicine, University Children's Hospital Zurich
  • 1998
    FMH specialist in paediatrics and adolescent medicine
  • 1998
    Senior Registrar Neonatoloy and Transport Medicine, The New Children's Hospital Sydney, Australia
  • 1997
    Resident in Paediatric Anaesthesia, University Children's Hospital Zurich
  • 1996 - 1997
    Resident in Neonatology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Children's Hospitals Zurich
  • 1995 - 1996
    Assistant doctor in paediatrics, Winterthur Cantonal Hospital
  • 1994
    Doctorate (Dr med.), University of Zurich
  • 1994
    Assistant doctor in paediatric surgery, University Children's Hospital Zurich
  • 1993
    Practice replacement in a paediatric practice in Zurich
  • 1993
    Assistant doctor in surgery, Limmattalspital Zurich-Schlieren
  • 1992
    Assistant doctor in neonatology, Swiss Nursing School Zurich
  • 1991
    Swiss State Examination, University of Zurich
  • 1984 - 1991
    Medical studies, University of Zurich


  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Swiss Society for Paediatrics (SGP)
  • Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine (SGI)
  • Association of Zurich Paediatricians (VZK)
  • Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU)
  • IPOKRATES Treasurer, globally active non-profit organisation for the further training of doctors


Cognitive outcome of early school-aged children born very preterm is not predicted by early short-term amplitude-integrated electroencephalography

Bernet V., Hagmann C., Latal B., Natalucci G., Rousson V., Feldmann M., Nguyen T. D., 2020


Acta Paediatrica


109(1) / 2020, S. 78-84

Benchmarking against the MOMS Trial: Zurich Results of Open Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida

Bernet V., Held L., Latal B., Scheer I., Zimmermann R., Möhrlen U., Ochsenbein-Kölble N., Mazzone L., Kraehenmann F., Hüsler M., Casanova B., Biro P., Wille D., Moehrlen T., Flake A. W., Meuli M., 2020


Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy


47(2) / 2020, S. 91-97

Neonatal transport in Switzerland: a retrospective single-centre analysis - quo vadis?

Bernet V., Grass B., Hagmann C., 2020


Swiss Med Weekly


150 / 2020, S. 20308

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