University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Chemotherapy in Burkitt lymphoma (program ID: 277395)

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
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • differential blood count
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scanners of the complete organism
  • needle biopsy of the bone marrow
  • biopsy and histological examination of CSF
  • examination by experts of:
    • cardiology
    • otolaryngology
    • immunology
    • ophthalmology
  • chemotherapy 1 course
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.