NEC Society Welcomes Dr. Jochen Profit to Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society, a 501(c)(3) patient-led organization, is honored to welcome Dr. Jochen Profit to the organization’s Scientific Advisory Council. Dr. Profit is a neonatologist at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and Chief Quality Officer for the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC). Much of Dr. Profit’s work is dedicated to understanding how healthcare systems and organizational factors influence the quality of care and outcomes for medically fragile infants. 

Dr. Profit and his team served as faculty at the NEC Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan and their session on Disparities in Care provided Symposium participants with a framework for improving care for infants at risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. Jennifer Canvasser, founder and director of the NEC Society, shares, “Dr. Jochen Profit’s commitment to patient-family engagement and healthcare systems designed to provide equitable, high-quality care for our most vulnerable babies, earned him enthusiastic support from our Board of Directors and Scientific Advisors. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Profit to our team and know he will strengthen our vision of a world without NEC.” 

Dr. Michael Caplan served as a founding member of the NEC Society’s Scientific Advisory Council and recently moved into a senior advisor role for the NEC Society. Dr. Jochen Profit joins a team of diverse clinicians who are dedicated to partnering with patient-families to build a world without NEC. Members of the 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council have been carefully selected to ensure they prioritize patient-family empowerment and innovative solutions to improved outcomes for our most vulnerable infants. The NEC Society’s directors work hand-in-hand with the Scientific Advisory Council on all of the organization’s projects, content, and materials. To learn more, visit 

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating intestinal disease that primarily affects premature and medically fragile infants. The NEC Society was established in 2014 and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a world without NEC.

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