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University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.73571/10 from 83 Votes

Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (535077)

Martin Wabitsch

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Wabitsch

Specialization: pediatric endocrinology and diabetology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology at the University Hospital Ulm offers the diagnostics and treatment of all pediatric endocrine diseases, including diabetes mellitus, all forms of obesity, lipodystrophy, adipose tissue diseases, etc. The department also offers a competent medical care in various puberty development disorders in children. The department has the in-house Endocrinological, Molecular and Genetic Laboratory, in which special tests to determine hormone levels and other examinations are conducted. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Martin Wabitsch.

The service range of the department includes the following diagnostic and therapeutic options:

  • Endocrinology
    • Diseases of the pituitary and hypothalamus, adrenal glands, sex glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands
    • Growth disorders, short stature and gigantism
    • Weight regulation disorders (energy homeostasis)
    • Puberty disorders 
    • Bone metabolism disorders 
    • Lipodystrophies and adipose tissue diseases
    • Endocrine diseases after cancers in childhood and adolescence
    • Hirsutism
    • Fluid-electrolyte metabolism disorders
    • Calcium-phosphorus metabolism disorders
    • Sexual development disorders, true and false hermaphroditism
    • Diseases of the testicles and male genital organs 
    • Diseases of the ovaries, breast and female genital system 
    • Endocrine disorders in syndromic and complex diseases
    • Polyendocrinopathies
    • Endocrine tumors
  • Diabetology
    • Diagnostics of all types of diabetes mellitus in childhood and adolescence
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diabetes complications
    • Outpatient treatment and training of diabetes patients
    • Outpatient care for patients with severely controlled diabetes mellitus
    • Therapy optimization with long-term subcutaneous glucose determination
    • Inpatient treatment and training for diabetes mellitus manifestation 
    • Insulin pump / insulin sensor pump therapy
    • Psychological counseling and support in the detection and treatment of the disease
    • Counseling on nutrition and exercise therapy
    • Social counseling
    • Medical staff training at schools and kindergartens
    • Informational activities for parents
  • Obesity
    • Diagnostics and treatment of obesity in childhood and adolescence
    • Diagnostics and treatment of adolescents with morbid obesity
    • Diagnostics and treatment of monogenic obesity
    • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of obesity complications
    • Outpatient overweight training program for children and adolescents
    • Nutrition counseling, psychological support and exercise therapy
  • Sex development disorders, including true and false hermaphroditism
    • Diagnostics and treatment of various rare, congenital sexual development pathologies
  • Lipodystrophies and adipose tissue diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1982 - 1989 Study of Medicine, Medical School, Universities of Berlin, Ulm, Nice and Baltimore (Johns Hopkins University).
  • 1990 - 1996 Training for a Specialist in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology.
  • 1993 ESPE Research Fellow, Hagedorn Research Institute, Gentofte, Denmark.
  • 1997 Clinical Fellow and Research Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Children's Hospital Ulm.
  • 1997 Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Ulm.
  • 2004 Associated Professor, Pediatrics; Head of the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, University of Ulm.
  • 2007 - 2012 Spokesman / President of the German Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (DGKED e.V.).
  • 2012 - 2015 President German Association for the Study of Obesity.
  • 2015 - 2018 Board Member of the ESPE Science School.

Selected Awards

  • 1993 Research Fellowship of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).
  • 1995 Research Award of the German Society for Obesity Research.
  • 1997 EASO Research Award (Dublin).
  • 1998 Research Award of the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).
  • 2002 Research Award of the German Diabetes Association.
  • 2008 Research Award of the City of Ulm.

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