Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine I

Director:

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schrappe


The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine I has been in existence for around 100 years. It provides standard and maximum paediatric hospital care, and has an outpatient clinic for complex conditions. Its healthcare speciality areas are in specific haematology and oncology, bone marrow and organ transplantation, neonatology, endocrinology and diabetology, rheumatology, pulmology, allergology and infectiology in addition to gastroenterology, hepatology and nephrology.
In addition to the two intensive care wards and a paediatric surgery ward, there are three hospital wards, special outpatient departments and, since 2010, a haematological oncology day clinic.

Research is focused on translational and clinical issues. The Department is the co-ordination centre of the largest clinical trial for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children in Europe. Research is also being conducted currently in endocrinology, pulmonary inflammation and transplantation medicine.