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Academic Hospital Nuremberg

location_on Nuremberg, Germany
9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (302937)

Christoph Fusch

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Fusch

Specialized in: pediatric and adolescent medicine

About the department

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic diseases in newborns, young children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. The department pays particular attention to the creation of an atmosphere where children feel comfortable and confident. The main task of the medical team is the implementation of the highest requirements for treatment and care of children. If necessary, the doctors from other departments of the hospital can be involved in the treatment process. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Fusch.

The department is the Level I Perinatal Center, and therefore it provides all the necessary medical services to newborns, including for premature and low birth weight babies. The department has 14 beds. Each hospital bed is equipped with a special system for continuous monitoring of young patients. The room for joint accommodation of mother and newborn is nearby, in which 2 mothers can stay during the first days after childbirth.

The priority fields of the department's work include the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and nutritional disorders in children. The competent department's doctors have all the necessary options for the effective treatment of pathologies of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver and pancreas.

A team of pediatric cardiologists is responsible for the timely detection and effective treatment of congenital heart defects and acquired cardiac pathologies. Thanks to the state-of-art ultrasound equipment, congenital heart defects can be detected even at the stage of fetal development. In this case, the experts in perinatal medicine, obstetricians and pediatric cardiologists cooperatively develop the optimal treatment tactics. To treat particularly complex clinical cases (if surgical intervention is necessary), the department cooperates closely with Heart Centers in Erlangen and Munich. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures comply with strict recommendations and protocols of the Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology.

Pediatric neurology is represented by the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for young patients with infectious lesions of the nervous system, convulsive disorders, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, complications after injuries, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, diseases of the peripheral nerves, metabolic disorders, motor disorders, impaired mental development and cerebral palsy. To carry out comprehensive treatment, the specialists in adult neurology, neurosurgery and maxillofacial surgery are often involved in the therapeutic process.

The service range is complemented by the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. The department's doctors most often treat young patients with recurrent urinary tract infections, impaired bladder emptying, urinary incontinence, congenital urinary tract defects, secondary hypertension and functional kidney diseases.

The key clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of kidney and urinary tract diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus in children
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cardiac diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the lungs and other respiratory organs
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nervous system, including epilepsy, psychosomatic disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of infectious diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic diseases
  • Intensive care and monitoring of newborns and premature babies (within the framework of the Level I Perinatal Center)
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • August 2008 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC).
  • May 2008 Optional advanced training in Pediatric Intensive Care, Medical Association of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
  • November 2006 Additional qualification in Pediatric Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical Association of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
  • March 2001 Admission to carry out the advanced training courses in Pediatrics.
  • March 1999 Admission to carry out the advanced training courses in Neonatology.
  • November 1998 Specialization in Neonatology, Medical Association of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
  • February 1998 Responsible for radiation protection in bone densitometry.
  • January 1997 Habilitation and Venia docendi in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • January 1993 Board certification in Pediatrics, Stuttgart.
  • November 1985 Theoretical basis of the specialty in Radiation Protection.
  • July 1985 Doctoral Degree, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuebingen.
  • November 1984 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1977 - 1984 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Bochum, Cologne and Tuebingen.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ).
  • German Society for Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine (GNPI).
  • European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR).
  • European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN).
  • Swiss Society of Paediatrics (SGP).
  • Swiss Society of Neonatology.
  • German Society for Newborn Screening (DGNS).
  • Working Group on Neonatology of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
  • German Association for Sports Medicine.
  • Canadian Paediatric Society.
  • Society for Pediatric Research.
  • Canadian Neonatal Network (Member of the Steering Committee).
  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum Nürnberg 

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