Dr Katrin Klebermass-Schrehof

Associate Professor

Consultant/Senior Neonatologist

Deputy Head of Division of Neonataology, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neuropediatrics

Medical University of Vienna

1998                MD-Thesis “Cerebral function. Monitoring – neurophysiological surveillance                     in neonatal intensive care”

1998 – 2013    Venia docendi (“Privatdozent”) postdoctoral-thesis “Assessment of cerebral function in neonatal intensive care patients”.

Since 2015      Asociate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Vienna


1998 – 2005    Consultant Pediatrics

2005 – 2010    Consultant Neonatology

Fellowships and Awards

2015                Otto-Thalhammer award of Austrian Society of Perinatal Medicine

Selected third party funds/ongoing projects

Principal investigator (PI) project 2000-2003 Grant research (ÖNB) Continuous monitoring of amplitude-integrated EEG in preterm infants with a gestational age below 30 weeks

PI project 2006-2009 Grant research (ÖNB) Influence of therapeutic management of posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in preterm infants on cerebral perfusion and saturation measured by near-infrared spectroscopy

PI project 2010-2013 Grant research (ÖNB)  Investigation of maturational changes of visual evoked potentials in preterm infants below 29 weeks of gestation

PI project 2009-2013 Grant research (ÖNB)  The effect of stimulating substances on brain activity measured by amplitude-integrated EEG and neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants born below 30 weeks of gestation

PI project 2011-2013 Grant research (Karl Kahane Stiftung) Assessment of attentional deficits in former preterm infants and their correlation to behavioral problems and school performance

PI project 2012-2015 Grant research (FWF – Austrian Science fund) „Early development of sleep-wake-cycles in premature infants and its impact on neurodevelopmental outcome

Local PI 2016-2019 in european multicenter trial EpoRepair (Erythropetin for the repair of cerebral injury in preterm infants)

Team member neonatal neurology part: PreMiBrain Studie (The premature gut microbiome and the influence on neonatal immunity, brain development and white matter injury –  (Joint Cluster University Vienna funded),

National Coordinator and Workpackage Leader Biomarker aEEG in european multicenter trial ALBINO (Effect of ALlopurinol in addition to hypothermia for hypoxicischemic Brain Injury on Neurocognitive Outcome), Horizon2020 project.

49 peer reviewed publications/proceedings, cited 914 times, h-index 18 (as of 01/2019)

Special interests/area of expertise

  • Cerebral function monitoring / aEEG monitoring in neonatal intensive care
  • Non-invasive RDS treatment – less invasive surfactant administration