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Departments and main research interests

General Paediatrics, Haematology, Oncology

Medical Director Prof. Rupert Handgretinger

  • Stem cells, immunotherapy
  • Cancers in infancy
  • Growth hormones
  • Endocrinology in malginant diseases
  • Celiac disease, chronic gastric diseases
  • Mucoviscidosis
  • Autoimmune diseases, rheumatology
  • Allergology

Paediatric Cardiology, Pulmology and Intensive Care

Medical Director Prof. Michael Hofbeck

  • Imaging techniques, magnetic resonance tomography
  • Diagnostic and therapy of patients with univentricular hearts
  • Congenital cardiac defects
  • Electrophysiology
  • Conductance-techniques
  • Pneumology
  • Intensive care
  • Hemostasiology and coagulation disorders

Paediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine

Medical Director Prof. Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann

  • Plasticity and reorganisation following early brain lesions
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Evaluation and follow up of premature infants
  • Epilepsy


Medical Director Prof. Christian Poets

  • Development and Features of the neonate and premature immunesystem
  • Sleep-related respiratory disorders
  • Obstructive dyspnea of the upper respiratory tract
  • Optimisation of breathing gas conditions
  • Biosignal processing
  • Postnatal cytomegaly virus infections of premature infants aquired by breast milk
  • Neonatal and long term mortality and morbidity
  • Therapy of neonatal hemangioma
  • Multicenter studies

Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Urology

Medical Director Prof. Jörg Fuchs

  • Tumor research
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarkoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hirschsprung‘s disease
  • Necrotic enterocolitis

Center for Pediatric Clinical Studies

Director Prof. Franz, Dr. Engel

  • Design, management, execution, and evaluation of pediatric clinical studies.
  • Empirical research aiming to optimize study methodology.
  • Systematic reviews and meta analyses.