University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of huntington's chorea (program ID: 277332)

James Friedrich Beck

Prof. Dr. med.

James Friedrich Beck

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics, pulmonology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1988 Approbation als Arzt
  • 1995 Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde
  • 2002 Schwerpunktbezeichnung Hämatologie und Onkologie in der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
  • 2008 Weiterbildungsberechtigung für den Erwerb der Gebietsbezeichnung Kinderheilkunde und für die Schwerpunktbezeichnung Hämatologie und Onkologie in der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin


  • 1980-1988 Doppelstudium der Humanmedizin und der Biochemie an der Freien Universität Berlin
  • 1985-1988 Tätigkeit als Tutor im Biochemischen Praktikum für Humanmediziner
  • 1985-1988 Anfertigung der Doktorarbeit mit dem Thema: Isolierung, Restriktionskartierung und Sequenzierung des larvalen α-Globingens aus Xenopus tropicalis.
  • 1986 Diplom im Fach Biochemie. Thema der Diplomarbeit: Klonierung und Sequenzierung des adulten β-Globingens aus Xenopus tropicalis.
  • 1988 Approbation als Arzt
  • 1989 Promotion zum Dr. med.

Ausbildung: Weiterbildungszeiten an der Universitätskinderklinik Tübingen

  • 1989-1990 Allgemeine Pädiatrie
  • 1990-1991 Neonatologie, Frühgeborenen-Intensivstation
  • 1991-1992 Pädiatrische Kardiologie, Kinderkardiologische Intensivstation
  • 1992-1993 Neuropädiatrie, Entwicklungsneurologie
  • 1994-1995 Pädiatrische Hämatologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation
  • 1995 Facharzt für Kinderheilkunde

Weiterer beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1996-1999 Oberarzt (Bereiche Pädiatrische Hämatologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation, Tübingen)
  • 1998 Habilitation mit dem Thema: Molekularbiologische und funktionelle Untersuchungen zur Mehrfachresistenz von Leukämien und Tumorzellen gegen Zytostatika und zu Beziehungen zwischen Mehrfachresistenz und Proteinkinase C.
  • 1999-2007 C3-Professur und Leiter der Abteilung für Pädiatrische Onkologie und Hämatologie an der Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin der Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
  • 2000-2002 Prodekan der Medizinischen Fakultät Greifswald
  • Seit 2007 W3-Professur und Direktor der Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2014 Kongresspräsident der 110. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin in Leipzig
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Being the only university pediatric clinic in Thuringia the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Jena, under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. James Friedrich Beck, is a medical institution of a maximum care for children and adolescents up to 20 years old. The department offers the entire range of highly specialized procedures for diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of acute and chronic diseases associated with pediatric medicine and is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001. Due to its outstanding achievements in treatment of diabetes, the clinic is strongly recommended by the latest FOCUS list of the top German clinics.

The focal areas of the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Jena, under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. James Friedrich Beck, are: perinatal center, center for oncology and stem cell transplantation, blood center, center for epilepsy, pediatric nephrology in cooperation with the pediatric curatorship for home dialysis, center for diabetology and endocrinology, center for metabolic diseases Thuringia.

The Division of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Medicine at the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Jena, under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. James Friedrich Beck, is specialized in intensive care of children of all ages. The division has 16 neonatal beds for intensive care and 12 beds for neonatal monitoring, 4 pediatric beds for intensive care for children at the age of 0-18 years, as well as a sleep laboratory and outpatient units (for follow-up monitoring, sleep clinic and development diagnosis). In order to ensure an optimal patient care, the team cooperates interdisciplinary with all clinics and institutes of the University Hospital Jena, especially in case of malformations.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • motor symptoms
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • Muscle tone
    • coordination
    • balance
  • sensory symptoms
    • sense of touch
    • vision and eye movement
    • hearing
  • psychiatric symptoms
    • mental status
    • mood
  • neuropsychological testing
    • memory
    • reasoning
    • mental agility
    • language function
    • spatial reasoning
  • psychiatric evaluation
    • emotional state
    • patterns of behaviors
    • quality of judgment
    • coping skills
    • signs of disordered thinking
    • vidence of substance abuse
  • 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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