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Department of pediatric endocrinology and diabetology

Dr. phil. Linda Johnston-Rohrbasser
pediatric endocrinology and diabetology, child and adolescent medicine

About the department

The department of pediatric endocrinology and diabetology at M1 Private Clinic Munich is created to help children and adolescents with the pathology of endocrine organs and hormonal disorders. The department is represented by a high scientific level of paediatricians specializing in endocrinology and diabetology with over 25 years of experience. The department is equipped with the latest diagnostic machines, helping doctors establish a final diagnosis and prescribe only suitable treatment. The treatment at the department is conducted on an in-patient and out-patient basis following the latest medical achievements. Department of pediatric endocrinology and diabetology supports patients in all steps, including diagnostic, treatment prescription, training (coaching) for patients, supportive therapies and direct reference for surgical procedures upon indication.

Among the services, the department offers thorough investigation, treatment for multiorgan endocrine diseases and guidance for patients with diabetes. In addition, the department conducts hormonal testing as a routine diagnostic procedure for endocrine pathology along with more advanced machine diagnostics, genetic testing, biopsy, etc. Although treatment options are usually based on conservative drug prescription, surgical methods are prescribed in some rare cases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis of endocrine diseases:

  • Physical examination
  • Anamnesis (history of present illness)
  • Genetic testing
  • Monitoring of physical development 
  • Ultrasound of endocrine glands
  • Blood testing, including hormone levels testing

Treatment of endocrine diseases: 

  • Diabetes (type I, type II)
  • Hirsutism (excessive hair growth)
  • Osteoporosis, calcium dysbalance
  • Obesity (weight gain)
  • Diseases of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre)
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland (acromegaly, growth hormone deficiency, etc.)
  • Diseases of the adrenal glands (Addison`s disease, Cushing`s disease, etc.)
  • Growth disorders 
  • Disorders of sex development (congenital states of the reproductive system)

Treatment options:

  • Conservative (medications) 
  • Dietary planning
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Diabetes training (lifestyle counselling)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1986-1989 Cambridge University, Cambridge
  • 1989-1992 St. Bartholomew's Medical College, London
  • 1992 Master of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Cambridge University, Cambridge
  • 1993 License for medical practice (UK)
  • 2002 Ph.D. in Medicine, University of London
  • 2002 Specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine with additional qualifications in endocrinology and diabetology
  • 2008 Bavarian State Medical Association, recognition as a specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine
  • 2009 Bavarian State Medical Association, additional qualification for children's endocrinology and diabetology
  • 2012 Specialized genetic counseling

Experience

  • 1993-1994 Pediatrics and neonatology, Brighton Children's Hospitals
  • 1993-2002 Medical Education Specialist, London, UK
  • 1994-1996 Practice at Guys Hospital in the areas of pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care, London
  • 1996-2001 Pediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist, Barts and the Royal London Hospitals
  • 2001-2002 Pediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital London
  • 2002-2007 Associate Professor in Child Endocrinology and Diabetology, Barts and the Royal London Hospitals
  • 2007 Obesity trainer
  • 2007 Centre of life in Munich/Starnberg as a doctor specializing in endocrinology and diabetology in the pediatrician practice
  • Department of pediatric endocrinology and diabetology, M1 Private Clinic Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of The Royal College of Physicians
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