Portrait Christoph Rüegger

Christoph Rüegger
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Neonatology


  • Neonatal intensive care medicine
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
  • First aid for premature babies in the delivery room


Tel. +41 43 253 98 10


Dr. Rüegger is a specialist in pediatrics and adolescent medicine (especially neonatology) and completed his training in Zurich and Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the primary care of extremely premature infants in the delivery room and on ventilation strategies in the neonatal intensive care unit. He is involved in the design and conduct of randomized clinical trials to improve treatment outcomes for newborns.

Research projects

  • Non-invasive ventilation strategies
  • Pulmonary function monitoring using electrical impedance tomography
  • Non-invasive surfactant administration by nebulization