Dr Torsten Schmitz Cherdron
Dr Torsten Schmitz Cherdron is a paediatrician and paediatric emergency care specialist working as a clinical consultant in the Digital Health Unit at the Swiss Centre for International Health, part of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). His work focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of digital Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) and Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in low- and middle-income countries. His current project engagements comprise the clinical coordination and deployment of decision support algorithms for paediatric consultations in primary healthcare clinics in Nigeria, Libya and refugee camps in Chad. Prior to his work for Swiss TPH, Dr Schmitz worked in tertiary and secondary paediatric hospitals in Bern, New Zealand and lastly in the Emergency Department of University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), where he worked as a paediatric consultant.
In parallel, he has gained broad experience in tropical medicine during engagements in humanitarian aid projects. His main areas of clinical expertise include the management of acute paediatric emergencies and malnutrition and paediatric infectious and respiratory diseases. He has broad experience as an instructor in medical teaching and training activities, including simulation scenarios.