University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Diagnosis and conservative treatment of duchenne muscular dystrophy (program ID: 171439)


Georg F. Hoffmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Georg F. Hoffmann

Department of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Metabolism and Gastroenterology at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine

Specialized in: neurology, gastroenterology, internal medicine

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Curriculum vitae

  • 1957 Geboren in Goslar
  • 1976 – 1984 Studium der Humanmedizin in Göttingen und Birmingham, Großbritannien
  • 1984 Approbation als Arzt und Promotion
  • 1984 – 1991 Facharztausbildung an den Universitäts-Kinderkliniken Kalifornien, Göttingen, Heidelberg
  • 1991 Anerkennung als Kinderarzt
  • 1996 Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Neonatologie
  • 1992 Habilitation, Bestallung zum Oberarzt und Leiter der Sektion „Pädiatrische Stoffwechselerkrankungen“ Universitäts-Kinderklinik Heidelberg
  • 1994 Ernennung zum Universitätsprofessor und Leiter der Klinik Pädiatrie II an der Universitäts-Kinderklinik Marburg
  • 1999 Ernennung zum Ordinarius und Leiter der Abteilung Kinderheilkunde I und Geschäftsführenden Direktor der Universitäts-Kinderklinik Heidelberg
  • 1995 – 1998 Ehrensekretär der „European Society for Paediatric Research“
  • 2002 Ehrenprofessur an der Tongji, Universität Wuhan, China
  • 2007 Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Neuropädiatrie

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • Klinische Aufdeckung, analytische und molekularbiologische Charakterisierung sowie Behandlungen monogener, insbesondere neurometabolischer Erkrankungen.
  • Pathophysiologische Charakterisierung primärer und sekundärer metabolischer Störungen. Einsatz stabiler Isotope in der Pädiatrie.
  • Neugeborenenscreening und selektives Screening auf angeborene Stoffwechselerkrankungen.
  • Liquordiagnostik zur Charakterisierung neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen. Neurotransmitterdefekte.
  • Ernährungsuntersuchungen bei Patienten mit genetisch bedingten Stoffwechselerkrankungen und neonatologischen und intensivpflichtigen Patienten
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Pediatrics I: Department of General Pediatrics, Neuropediatrics, Metabolism, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology is a part of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The chief physician of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann. The main focuses of the Department are general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, metabolic disorders and endocrine diseases as well as gastroenterology and nephrology of children and adolescents. Due to the achievements in detection and treatment of the most severe diseases in numerous fields, there are new opportunities for sick children and their families.

As for the field of general pediatrics, the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides a comprehensive treatment to all children and adolescents with general pediatric clinical pictures on both outpatient and inpatient basis.

The range of medical services of the Department of Pediatrics includes:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Growth and development disorders
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches
  • Pains in the joints and muscles
  • Enlarged lymph nodes of an unknown origin or tumors
  • Strange febricities
  • Skin diseases
  • Suspected tropical diseases

The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine of the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides the comprehensive treatment to children and adolescents with various neurological diseases, developmental disorders, and behavior problems as well as children and adolescents with congenital metabolic disorders. The unit maintains close cooperation within the framework of the Heidelberg Center for Rare Diseases.

The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine focuses on the following areas:

  • Socio-pediatric Center
  • Epilepsy Unit
  • Metabolic Unit
  • Center for Rare Diseases 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • EKG, lung function tests
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • muscle biopsy
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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