University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis of tuberculosis (program ID: 208395)

Jörg Dötsch

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Dötsch

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1986 – 1989: Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
  • 1989 – 1990: University College of Dublin, Irland
  • 1990 – 1993: Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
  • 1993 – 1998: Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Uni-Kinderklinik Gießen
  • 1994: Dissertation
  • 1998 – 2004: Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Uni-Kinderklinik Erlangen und leitender Oberarzt
  • 2000: Habilitation
  • seit 2008: W-2-Professur auf Lebenszeit
  • seit 2010: Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin der Universität zu Köln

Klinische Schwerpunkte

  • Neonatologie
  • Päd. Endokrinologie und Diabetologie
  • Päd. Nephrologie
  • Hypertensiologe

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat / Mitglied in Fachgesellschaften

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kinderendokrinologie und -diabetologie (DGKED) e.V.
  • DGE
  • AG pädiatrische Nephrologie
  • Gesellschaft für Neonatologie und pädiatrische Intensivmedizin
  • European Society of Pediatric Clinical Research


  • 1986 – 1996: Stipendium der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1999: Jürgen-Bierich-Preis der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pädiatrische Endokrinologie (APE) der DGE
  • 2000: Young Investigator Award der European Society of Pediatric Society (ESPE):
  • "For substantial achievements in the field of pediatric endocrinology"
  • Young Investigator Award der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hypertonie. Thema: Evidence for change of 11-beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Activity during infancy and childhood, Heidelberg
About the department keyboard_arrow_down


With about 400 employees, the Department of Pediatrics of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Dötsch offers to children and adolescents innovative treatments and an optimal, individual medical care. The specialists of the Department provide both inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of the full range of disorders in children and adolescents, including intensive care.

In addition to the treatment of acute diseases, the Department of Pediatrics of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Dötsch, has special experience in the treatment of extremely premature infants and children with chronic diseases, mostly in the following areas:

  • Specialized Outpatient Department and General Polyclinic (obesity, diabetes, endocrinology, osteology and metabolic disorders, rheumatology)
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Intensive Care
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology, immunology and hypertension
  • Neuropediatrics
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric oncology and hematology
  • Pneumology and allergology
  • Psychosomatics
  • Center for Social Pediatrics
  • Pediatric specialized surgery (Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery)


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
  • x-ray and bronchography
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • collected three sputum samples
  • tuberculin skin test
  • pulmonary function test
  • blood gas analysis
  • bronchial lavage
  • bacteriological  and microbiological examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)


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