Dr. Pia Wintermark is a pediatrician and neonatologist, with a research interest in neonatal neurology, currently working at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University. Before joining the Montreal Children’s Hospital in July 2010, Dr. Wintermark trained at the Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, USA, and at the Lausanne University Hospital (University of Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Wintermark founded the NeoBrainLab in 2010. The NeoBrainLab is devoted to the understanding of the causes and consequences of brain and eye damage in sick babies. The main goals of the lab are to develop innovative strategies to prevent or repair brain and eye damage, and thus to improve the future of these babies. Her laboratory is completely translational, with both bench and bedside components, using advanced neuroimaging techniques and bedside monitoring to study the critically ill newborns. She also uses a lab model of neonatal brain damage to study the brain and eye damages of sick babies in more detail, and to develop innovative treatments to prevent or repair brain and eye damage.