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Childrens Academic Hospital Amsterdamer Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Michael Weiss

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Weiss

Specialized in: pediatrics, adolescent medicine

The Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital "Amsterdamer", headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weiss, offers medical and care services for acute and chronically ill children and youth of all age groups. The spectrum of medical services of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine comprises also the treatment of extremely prematurely born children in the Perinatal Center with the highest level of care (Level 1). The Department has a large team, which consists of around 50 physicians.

The principle medical focus is the Pediatric oncology / hematology. Children with different cancer and blood diseases are treated in the Children's Academic Hospital "Amsterdamer" at the highest level of care. An individual therapy can be developed for rare and therapy-resistant diseases. All treatment modalities of malign disease amongst children are available at the Clinic; these include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, pediatric surgery, immunotherapy and targeted tumor therapy. In the field of stem cell transplantation, the Department works in a close cooperation with the University in Düsseldorf.

The clinical work of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital "Amsterdamer" also focuses on the pediatric cardiology. The pediatric cardiology covers the entire range of non-invasive diagnostics and treatment of all congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases in children and adolescents. The extensive range of services offered by the Pediatric Cardiology includes, for instance, standard ECG, long-term ECG, ergometry / ergospirometry (performance test), phonocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography (M-mode, 2-D, colour Doppler, tissue Doppler and other duplex technologies), transesophageal echocardiography, long-term blood pressure measurements, pre- and post-operative care, etc.

A highly qualified medical team under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weiss, which composes of around 50 physicians as well as nurses, psychologists, remedial teachers and occupational therapists, is responsible for care of children and their parents and confident that all diseases affecting children and adolescents can be treated at any stage.

The main treatment areas of the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital "Amsterdamer" are the following:

  • Allerology
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Diabetology
  • Endocrinological special consultation hours
    • Gallstones
    • Hepatitis
    • Chronic liver diseases
    • Chronic diarrhoea
    • Coeliac disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Colitis Ulcerosa
    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • Chronic obstipation
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Lactose intolerance
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Gastritis/ gastrointestinal Ulcera
  • Cardiology
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology, Epileptology, Social Pediatrics
  • Cystic fibrosis (mucoviscidosis)
  • Neonatology and interdisciplinary intensive care
  • Nephrology / Rheumatology
  • Oncology and Hematology
    • Leukemias (e.g. ALL, AML, CML) 
    • Brain tumors (e.g. medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, glioblastoma, ependymoma, craniopharyngioma)
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Lymphomas (e.g. Hodgkin's lymphomas, B-NHL, T-NHL, AT/RT, anaplastic large cell lymphoma)
    • Nephroblastoma
    • Renal cell carcinoma
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Germinal cell cancer
    • Osteosarcomas
    • Ewing sarcoma
    • Soft tissue tumors (e.g. rhabdomyosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, nerve sheath tumors)
    • Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH)
    • Vascular tumors (e.g. lymphangioendothelioma)
    • Other rare tumors and leukemias 
  • Pneumology
  • Spina Bifida
  • Metabolism

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital "Amsterdamer" ranks among the top German departments specializing in diabetes treatment! 




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