Dr. Allen Cherer is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based Pediatrician and Board-certified Neonatologist who has provided care to literally thousands of sick newborns and their families for over thirty years. Having graduated from the University of Virginia, he was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship and pursued medical studies at the Medical College of Georgia. As a third-year medical student, he developed an enduring interest in the premature newborn under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Henderson, and subsequently completed a Pediatrics residency at his mentor’s training site at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Commissioned in the United States Air Force, Dr. Cherer became Chief of Pediatrics at the USAF Regional Hospital Minot (North Dakota).
Following military service, Dr. Allen Cherer completed a Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship in the Joint Program in Neonatology at Harvard Medical School where he participated in the Infant Health and Development Program, a collaborative multisite randomized clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of early intervention in low birth weight premature infants. Findings of the study continue to be published to this day. His research and clinical interest in intraventricular hemorrhage in the premature newborn culminated in a published management protocol for this common complication.
Since that time, Dr. Cherer has cared for newborns in Georgia, California, and North Carolina. He has assisted in the creation of teams to safely transport ill patients to medical centers equipped to provide more intensive care. He has participated in quality of care initiatives sponsored by the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) to improve the management of infants and families affected by substance abuse and by the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC) to better engage families in hospital care practices
Dr. Allen Cherer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and the North Carolina Pediatric Society.