Richard Kraemer has an M.D. degree. He is a pediatrician, specialized in paediatric respiratory diseases (including cystic fibrosis), a pioneer in the development of lung function equipment to be used in children and infants, and an inventor of the Babyhaler, an infant inhaler device, and the Isoflow whistle IfloPen, a handy lung function recorder. His primary research fields are lung physiology in infants and children, long term followup in patients with cystic fibrosis, especially genotype-phenotype-associations, infant whole-body plethysmography, multibreath washout techniques, and biomedical engineering. He is a Professor and the Chairman of Paediatrics and in this function the Head of the Department of Paediatric at the University Children's Hospital at the Inselspital Bern, Switzerland, an Institution which covers several tertiary core divisions with advanced diagnostic tools and medical treatment facilities for all the paediatric subspecialities such as haematology/oncology, endocrinology and metabolic diseases, respiratory diseases, paediatric infectious diseases, cardiology, neuropaediatrics, and human genetics. There is close collaboration between Paediatric Cardiology and the Cardiosurgery Division of the Adult Hospital as well as with the Division of Paediatric Intensive Care (Task Force). The department furthermore includes neonatology, a cystic fibrosis center, paediatric gastroenterology, paediatric nephrology, and paediatric psychiatry. In 2007, he has been elected as a Faculty Expert into the Scientific Research Board at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU) of Munich, Germany.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2009