Hospital of Nuremberg

Nürnberg, Germany

Department of Newborns, Children and Adolescents

Christoph Fusch

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Fusch

Specialized in: pediatrics

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  • Aug 2008: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Mai 2008: Fakultative Weiterbildung „Paediatrische Intensivmedizin“ Landesaerztekammer M-V, Rostock
  • Nov 2006: Zusatzbezeichung „Labordiagnostik – fachgebunden (Paediatrie)“, Landesaerztekammer M_V Rostock
  • März 2001: Weiterbildungsbefugnis Pädiatrie
  • März 1999: Weiterbildungsbefugnis Schwerpunkt Neonatologie
  • Nov 1998: Schwerpunktsbezeichnung „Neonatologie“, Landesärztekammer Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock
  • Feb 1998: Strahlenschutzbeauftragter für den Bereich Knochendensitometrie
  • Jan 1997: Habilitation und Venia docendi für das Fach Pädiatrie, Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Bern, Schweiz
  • Jan 1993: Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde, Stuttgart
  • Nov 1985: Fachkunde Strahlenschutz
  • Juli 1985: Promotion zum Dr. med, Medizinische Fakultät, Tübingen
  • Nov 1984: Approbation als Arzt
  • 1977 - 1984: Medizinstudium an den Universitäten Bochum (-1979), Köln (-1981) und Tübingen (-1984)
  • Juli 1977: Allgemeine Hochschulreife am Walram-Gymnasium in Menden


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (DGKJ)
  • Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und Pädiatrische Intensivmedizin (GNPI)
  • European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) - Rechnungsprüfer (bis Sommer 1999), Mitglied im Council (bis 2001)
  • The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Faculty Member (ESPEN)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Pädiatrie (SGP)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neonatologie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neugeborenen-Screening (DGNS) - Praesident bis 2011, Vizepraesident 2012, Vorstandsmitglied -2014
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neonatologie Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Stellvertretender Vorsitzender (bis 2008)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stabile Isotope
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin
  • Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Society of Pediatric Research
  • Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) - Mitglied des Steering Committees
  • Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS)
  • Developmental Onset of Health and Diseases (DOHaD)

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat

  • Forschungsinstitut Kinderernaehrung Dortmund

The Department of Newborns, Children and Adolescents, headed by Herr Prof. Dr. Fusch, provides consultation services and care to both relatives and their children on all medical and non-medical issues. Moreover, the Department of Newborns, Children and Adolescents, headed by Herr Prof. Dr. Fusch, pays special attention to the corresponding age-related needs of children in the atmosphere, where they feel comfortable and confident. Primarily, the Department realizes the ultimate demand for treatment and care in the Center for Parents and Children. If necessary, the doctors from the partner departments are involved in the treatment.

Specifically, the units of the Department of Newborns, Children and Adolescents, headed by Herr Prof. Dr. Fusch, focus on the needs of young female and male patients.

The Department includes the following units:

  • Neonatology

The Neonatology Unit has 14 beds for ill newborns. This Neonatology Unit is a part of the Postpartum Obstetric Unit and thus mothers can visit their babies and take care of them quite easily. The Department deals with the treatment of newborns with hyperbilirubinemia, infections as well as a little premature or low birth weight babies. Every bed is equipped with a display for a constant monitoring of little patients. The ward for the collocation of mother and baby is located nearby. The ward can accommodate 2 mothers in the first days after the delivery.

  • Pneumology, Infectology and General Pediatrics

The Unit of “Giraffe” deals with the treatment of little patients with acute chronic diseases of respiratory tracts and lungs, such as bronchial asthma or cystic fibrosis, as well as various acute infectious diseases (pneumonia, obstructive bronchitis, croup syndrome, gastrointestinal tract infections etc.) and other pediatric diseases.

  • Neuropediatrics, Diabetology and General Pediatrics

The Unit of “Hedgehog” deals with the treatment of the patients with neurological diseases (for example, epilepsy) and chronic metabolic diseases (for example, diabetes).

  • Unit of Newborns and Intensive Pediatric Care

The Intensive Pediatric Care Unit has 14 beds for the artificial lung ventilation.  Intensive medical care is provided to the prematurely born children and newborns as well as to the children after a neonatal period and adolescents. The key activity areas of the Unit are: care of very little newborns (with a birth weight < 1500g), newborns with congenital developmental defects, metabolic disorders, infections and serious diseases of the central nervous system as well as pulmonary insufficiency in the prematurely born and newborn. Apart from the extracorporeal transplant methods, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, there are used any treatment methods, including the treatment by means of alternative modes of artificial lung ventilation (for, example, high-frequency oscillation) and inhaled nitric oxide as well as kidney transplant therapy (hemodialysis, hemofiltration).

  • Intermediate care, neonatology

The Unit of Prematurely Born and Newborns contains 16 beds for intensive care. The Unit mostly deals with the treatment of prematurely born and newborns after the intensive care before their release. The Department of Obstetrics and other partner Obstetric Departments direct the children with disorders of control of breathing right here.

  • Psychosomatics Unit for Children and Adolescents

The Psychosomatics Unit is the specialized Unit for the treatment of physical and emotional disorders at the latest scientific level. There are treated babies, children and adolescents up to 18. There is a multi professional team for this purpose, which takes care of individual needs and diseases of patients and their families following the complex approach.

  • Pediatric Department of Klinikum Neumarkt

The Pediatric Department at the Neumarkt Klinikum is a specialized hospital with 350 beds in 16 specialized departments and 23 outpatient beds of the University Hospital at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen and Nurmberg. The Department, staffed with 1700 employees, provides treatment to 2600 inpatients and 48000 outpatients every year.

The Department supervises the Pediatric Department with 10 beds in cooperation with the Department of Newborns, Children and Adolescents. The Department provides diagnostic and therapeutic services of the top-quality medical care in accordance with the most advanced scientific achievements. 

About hospital

The Klinikum Nürnberg is a modern hospital and an academic educational hospital in Germany. The hospital is located at two sites, namely the Klinikum North in the distract St. Johannis and the Klinikum South in the distract Langwasser. The Klinikum Nürnberg has 35 clinics and institutes of all medical specialties. In the latest clinic list of the news magazine FOCUS, it lands on the 35th place. Among the 70 top hospitals in Bavaria, the Klinikum Nürnberg occupies the 6th place.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.