Dr. Schmölzer is the inaugural Heart and Stroke Foundation/University of Alberta Professor of Neonatal Resuscitation and the Director of the Center for the Studies on Asphyxia and Resuscitation (CSAR) in Edmonton. He also works as a Neonatologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Dr. Schmölzer obtained his MD, Ph.D. and clinical training in Austria and Australia. In 2014 he completed a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta. Dr. Schmölzer’s research focuses to i) understand physiological changes during fetal to neonatal transition, ii) improve diagnoses, mitigate risk and improve survival and quality of life for newborns, iii) use of emerging technologies during neonatal resuscitation, and iv) examine how these physiological changes can be used to improve short- and long-term outcomes of newborn babies.