Judy Aschner, M.D. is a member of the Center for Discovery and Innovation, and professor of pediatrics at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
Dr. Aschner is an internationally recognized leader and physician-scientist in pediatrics, neonatology and perinatal biology. As a researcher and clinician, she believes in the vital connection between research and practice. There is a synergy between the clinical and research enterprises, because it is “how medicine moves forward and how discoveries in the lab become the next therapeutic breakthrough in care.” She has put this into practice in her work over roughly 40 years caring for some of the most vulnerable children - and finding better ways to do so.
Dr. Aschner also currently serves on the Board of External Experts (BEE) at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, and she is a member of the National Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes and the Board of the IPOKRaTES Foundation, an international teaching organization. For the latter, she has lectured on topics related to neonatology and environmental health in developed and developing countries throughout the world.