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Monday, November 18, 2019

Meet the European Air Ambulance neonate team

Physicians specialized in paediatrics / neonatology working on European Air Ambulance missions

Dr. Jean Bottu

Dr. Jean Bottu

Dr Jean Bottu is internationally-respected, with a long and distinguished career in neonatology and paediatrics. He has worked with EAA since 2105.

He began his medical training at Namur and UCL Brussels, before specialising in paediatrics and neonatology at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL); taking up a Neonatal Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada; then returning to Belgium, becoming Head of the Neonatal Unit at the Grand Hopital de Charleroi. Moving to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg in 1999, he became Director of the National Intensive Neonatology Service, and Head of the Paediatric Department, leading the renovation and development of the Kannerklinik children’s hospital.

He is heavily involved in training medical professionals in neonatalogy and paediatrics in both Belgium and Luxembourg, and is a member of several working groups at the Department of Health in Luxembourg; a founding member and board member of the Luxembourg Resuscitation Council; a member of both the Belgian and Luxembourg Paediatric Societies; and has had various work published in medical journals.

Dr Stéphanie Coquelet

Dr Stéphanie Coquelet

Dr Stéphanie Coquelet, a specialist in Neonatology and Paediatric Critical Care, began her general medical studies at FUNDP in Namur then at UCL Brussels; before specialising in neonatology and paediatrics at the Catholic University of Louvain and the University Hospital of Nancy in France. She is qualified in emergency medicine, neonatal resuscitation and paediatric resuscitation.

She works in neonatology and paediatric intensive care at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, and is also a European Resuscitation Council Instructor for Neonatal Life Support (NLS)and European Paediatric Advanced Life Support training (EPALS).

Dr Christine Géron

Dr Christine Géron

Dr Christine Geron studied at Namur then at the Catholic University of Louvain, qualifying in Medicine, Surgery and Childbirth, before adding paediatrics as a specialty. She further trained in neonatology in Lausanne in Switzerland and then in Luxembourg, where since 2005 she has worked at the National Intensive Neonatology Service. She is certified in Advanced Paediatric Resuscitation (PALS), and has taught at the Technical High School of Health Professions for paediatric nurses and midwives for over a decade.

She is a member of the Luxembourg Paediatric Society, and has a particular interest in oral disorders affecting infants and young children.

Dr Damien Olivier

Dr Damien Olivier

Dr. Damien Olivier, specialist in Neonatology and Paediatric Critical Care, qualified in medicine and paediatrics at the UCL in Brussels, before training in neonatology in Lausanne in Switzerland and at the University Hospital of Lille in France. He is qualified in both neonatal and paediatric resuscitation, as well as paediatric intensive care, and is a senior doctor in the neonatology and paediatric intensive care team at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg.

He is highly experienced in the stabilization and transport of newborns and paediatric patients; is a member of the European Society of Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC); and is an EPALS and NLS trainer for the European Resuscitation Council. He has a particular interest in neonatal and paediatric haemodynamics.

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