Dr. Simeoni is Professor of Paediatrics at Faculté de Biologie et de Médecine, University of Lausanne and Director of the Division of Pediatrics and of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Research Unit at CHUV University Hospital in Lausanne Switzerland.
He graduated at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, where he later worked in the position of Professor of Paediatrics and Director of Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Strasbourg University Hospital, until 2001. He then moved as Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Department of Neonatology at Aix-Marseille University and AP-HM University Hospital in Marseille, France until 2014.
His research is oriented towards the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), with a special focus on the developmental programming of the cardio-vascular system in conditions of perinatal disease, such as intrauterine growth-restriction, preterm birth or exposure to maternal overweight/obesity and gestational diabetes. Umberto Simeoni authored and co-authored more than 150 referenced articles, several books on neonatology, and more than 300 invited lectures. He is currently President of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine and President of the Société Francophone DOHaD.