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Angelika Berger
Univ. Prof. Dr. Angelika Berger, MBAHead of Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Head of Division of Neonatology, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neuropediatrics

Comprehensive Center for Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Position: Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-8775-2405
T +43 1 40400-38080

Further Information


Immunological immaturity of the neonate; Infant, Extremely Premature; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Intensive Care, Neonatal; Microbiome Research; Neonatal Infections; Neonatal Neurology; Neonatal Nursing; Neonatology; Nosocomial Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Outcome of Extremely Premature Infants; Patient Safety; Pediatric Simulation Training; Pediatric Skills Training; Viral Infections in Neonates

Research group(s)

Research interests

Innovative strategies in the management of extremely premature infants including less invasive surfactant administration (LISA and individualized developmental care protocols (Wiener entwicklungsfördernde familienzentrierte individuelle Betreuung Frühgeborener, WEFIB), prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections of preterm infants, role of inflammation and the microbioime in the pathogenesis of preterm delivery and morbidities of preterm infants, long- and short-term outcome of preterm infants, perinatal infections including infections with Ureaplasma species during pregnancy and neonatal period.


  • Cerebral Tissue Oxygen Saturation to Guide Oxygen Delivery (2017)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Programme Clinical Research (KLIF)
    Coordinator of the collaborative project
  • The premature gut microbiome and the influence on neonatal immunity, brain development and white matter injury – The PreMiBraIn study (2017)
    Source of Funding: MedUni Vienna & University of Vienna, Inter-University Clusterproject between the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna
    Principal Investigator
  • When to intervene in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus of preterm infants (2016)
    Source of Funding: OeNB (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Anniversary Fund 17189
    Principal Investigator
  • Occupational Balance in parents of preterm infants (2014)
    Source of Funding: PHARMIG, Gemeinsame Gesundheitsziele Rahmen Pharmavertrag
    Principal Investigator
  • Establishment of an Austrian Preterm Infant Follow-Up Registry (2013)
    Source of Funding: PHARMIG, Gemeinsame Gesundheitsziele Rahmen Pharmavertrag
    Principal Investigator
  • Use of multiplex PCR for early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis (2011)
    Source of Funding: OeNB (Oesterreichische Nationalbank), Anniversary Fund 14277
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Wisgrill, L. et al., 2019. Outbreak of Yersiniabactin-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 38(6), pp.638–642. Available at:
  2. Pichler, K., Assadian, O. & Berger, A., 2018. Viral Respiratory Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—A Review. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9. Available at:
  3. Rittenschober-Böhm, J. et al., 2019. Vaginal Ureaplasma parvum serovars and spontaneous preterm birth. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 220(6), pp.594.e1–594.e9. Available at:
  4. Küng, E. et al., 2019. Increased nurse workload is associated with bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants. Scientific Reports, 9(1). Available at:
  5. Kreitz, S. et al., 2020. Maternal immune activation during pregnancy impacts on brain structure and function in the adult offspring. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 83, pp.56–67. Available at: