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University Hospital Mainz

location_on Mainz, Germany
9.7/10 from 24 Votes

Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology (501572)

Jörg Faber

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Faber

Specialized in: pediatric hematology, oncology, hemostaseology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology at the University Hospital Mainz offers the full range of outpatient and inpatient therapy for children and adolescents with oncological diseases, as well as with blood pathologies and coagulation disorders. The department specializes in the treatment of acute leukemia, lymphomas, malignant neoplasms of the central nervous system, as well as tumors of other localization. The department ranks among the largest Centers for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology in Germany. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Faber.

The department is part of the University Cancer Center Mainz (UCT Mainz). The specialists of the department strive to constantly improve diagnostic and therapeutic methods in order to offer the very latest medical advances to patients as soon as possible and to provide the best cancer treatment.

The service range of the department includes the diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Anemias
    • Iron deficiency
    • B12 and folic acid deficiency
    • Hypoplastic or aplastic
  • Primary and secondary erythrocytosis
  • Leukocyte disorders
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Hemorrhagic vasculitis
  • Hemophilia A and B
  • Rare coagulopathies
    • Hereditary factor II deficiency
    • Hereditary factor VII deficiency
    • Hereditary factor X deficiency
  • Acute leukemia, including cytochemical blast cell examination
    • Lymphoblastic
    • Myeloblastic
  • Lymphomas
    • Lymphogranulomatosis or Hodgkin's lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Malignant neoplasms of the central nervous system
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Malignant gliomas
    • Ependymoma
    • Hemangioblastomas
    • Other CNS tumors
  • Other diseases and pathological conditions

Curriculum vitae

  • 1992 - 1998 Study of Medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. 
  • 1998 - 1999 Study of Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1999 3rd State Exam at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, note "Excellent".
  • 1995 - 2000 Degree in the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Mainz; PhD thesis defense (summa cum laude).
  • 1999 - 2004 Training in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Mainz.
  • 2004 Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
  • 2005 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Children's Hospital Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.
  • 2009 Doctoral dissertation defense in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, focus on Pediatric Hematology, Oncology at the University Hospital Mainz; thesis subject – "Development of new strategies for therapeutic effect on leukemic stem cells in the treatment of pediatric leukemia".
  • Since 12.2011 Professorship in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (with a time limit).
  • 2012 Specialization in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and additional qualification in Drug Cancer Therapy.
  • Since 12.2017 Professor in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (without a time limit).

Prizes and Awards

  • 1993 - 1999 Fellow of the Training Foundation of the German People.
  • 1995 Young Investigator Award at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.
  • 1997 Scholarship of Dr. Carl Duisberg Society.
  • 2001 Prize for PhD thesis defense from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.
  • 2004 Award for the Best Report of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, annual congress.
  • 2004 Award for the Best Report, German Society of Pediatric Infectology (DGPI), annual meeting 2004.
  • 2007 Prize for the Best Report, German Society of Pediatric Infectology (DGPI), annual meeting 2007.
  • 2009 Lina Marguerite Siebert Prize for Achievements in Cancer Research; Prize for Doctoral Dissertation Defense.
  • 2009 Appointment to the post of the Trusted Assistant Professor of the Training Foundation of the German People.
  • 2016 Research of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Foundation.
  • 2016 Award for the Best Report on the topic: "Molecular study of highly malignant neuroepithelial CNS tumors with a change in the BCOR gene, identification of possible therapeutic goals and a new category of tumor", 17th International Symposium of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2018 Research Award of the Head and Neck Cancer Research Foundation.

Membership in the Scientific Societies and Committees

  • Member of the Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (GPOH).
  • Member of the DRG Working Group.
  • Member of the Working Group named "Long-term Observation".
  • Member of the Working Group "Genetic Predisposition to Cancer".
  • Member of the National Study Group of the COALL/ALLtogether research group.
  • Member of the National Training Commission of the Wilms Tumor Study Group SIOP.
  • Member of the HIT-Life Brain Tumor Research Group, the direction of late cardiovascular complications.
  • Responsible Representative of the University Cancer Center for Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Hemostaseology Mainz.
  • Member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).
  • Member of the German Society of Pediatric Infectology (DGPI).
  • Member of the German Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ).
  • Member of the Transfusion Commission of the University Hospital Mainz.
  • Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Central Biobank of the University Cancer Center at the University Hospital Mainz.
  • Deputy Speaker of the Clinical Research Working Group of the University Cancer Center at the University Hospital Mainz.
  • Member of the Outreach National Working Group in the Community of National Cancer Centers.
  • Member of the National Commission of the Training Foundation of the German People.
  • Chairman of the Commission for the Presentation of Prizes for the Scientific Activities of the Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Mainz.
  • Delegate of the District Medical Association of Rhine-Hesse.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 

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