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Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine, congenital malformations, and pediatric oncology

PD. Dr. med. Patrick Hundsdorfer
pediatric and adolescent medicine, congenital malformations, pediatric oncology

About the department

The department of pediatric and adolescent medicine, congenital malformations, and pediatric oncology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch have many years of intensive experience in dealing with diseases in children. Paediatricians, pediatric nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, and social workers work closely with all relevant disciplines in the hospital. The department follows the latest pediatric oncological guidelines and participates in clinical studies. The department is comprised of: Ward for children with blood and cancer diseases; Ward for children with blood and cancer diseases (day clinic); Ward for children with rheumatic diseases; Station for lung diseases and psychosomatic/nervous diseases; Ward for premature infant medicine and pediatric intensive care medicine; and elective service station for the comfort for children and parents. In addition, several supportive facilities are available to parents and siblings, such as the parents' oasis, the Ronald McDonald House, the kindergarten, and the socio-pediatric centre of the hospital. Furthermore, outpatient and inpatient medical services are available.

Diagnosis and treatment options of the department are organized around: neonatology (medical care for newborns), respiratory medicine (lung disorders), pediatric oncology, pediatric psychosomatics and neurology, and rheumatism.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Neonatology :

  • First aid and care for healthy newborns and premature babies
  • Congenital/acquired infections
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Early Nutritional Disorders
  • Newborn respiratory disorders/apnea
  • Neonatal intensive therapy and observation
  • Check-ups based on the Helios mother-child concept 

Respiratory diseases diagnosis:

  • General and special laboratory diagnostics
  • Various allergy test methods
  • Sonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Bone densitometry
  • Sweat test
  • NO measurement of breathing air
  • Spirometry
  • Body plethysmography (measurement of breathing resistance and lung volume in the cabin) 

Rheumatism:

  • Drug treatment with rheumatism therapeutics
  • Joint injections under anaesthesia
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy 

Cancer diagnosis and therapy:

  • Leukemias
  • Malignant lymphomas
  • Brain tumours
  • Bone tumours
  • Soft tissue tumours
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Nephroblastomas
  • Liver tumours
  • Germ cell tumours
  • Histiocytosis
  • Recurrence of all tumours
  • Rare tumour diseases
  • Lymph node swelling of unclear cause
  • Intensive care
  • Psychosomatics and neuropediatrics
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1994-1998 PhD student, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
  • 1999 approbation as Doctor
  • 2002-2005 Postdoc, EMBL Heidelberg
  • 2007 Specialist in paediatrics and youth medicine
  • 2009 Subspecialty Pediatric Hematology / Oncology 
  • 2010 Habilitation in the subject “Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine”
  • 2019 Additional qualification in intensive care medicine

Experience

  • 2008-2019 Group leader, Clinic for Pediatrics mS Oncology/Haematology/BMT
  • Since 2010 Senior Physician at the Clinic for Pediatrics mS Oncology/Haematology/BMT, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Since 2017 Senior physician, a station for pediatric bone marrow transplantation, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Since 2019 Chief Physician of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2016-2019 Development and expansion of the national neuroblastoma biobank
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