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Department of pediatric internal medicine (endocrinology and diabetology)

Prof. Dr. med. Klemens Raile
paediatrics, endocrinology, diabetology

About the department

The department of pediatric internal medicine (endocrinology and diabetology) at University Hospital Charite Berlin takes care of diseases of visceral organs and endocrine glands in children. More than 500 children with diabetes get professional medical help at the unit annually. The clinic is a part of the Social Pediatric Centre of the Charite Hospital. The team of the centre consists of therapists, physiotherapists and nurses. Moreover, the qualified doctors cooperate with medical teams of other departments of Charite clinic and, in such a way, guarantee the interdisciplinary approach to small patients. Furthermore, primary scientific research is conducted. In addition, the unit is a training and teaching centre for future doctors studying at Charite.

The medical focus of the department lies in the detailed diagnosing of internal diseases. In addition, the specialists provide high-quality medical care for children with endocrine disorders, mainly diabetes mellitus type 1. Special attention is paid to monitoring the disease in dynamics.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • laboratory diagnostics
  • functional diagnostics of the endocrine organs
  • genetic diagnostics (Next Generation Sequencing (NGS))
  • sonography of endocrine organs
  • X-ray
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Bone metabolism diseases: 

  • rickets
  • vitamin D deficiency
  • hypophosphatasia

Parathyroid glands disorders:

  • hypoparathyroidism
  • hyperparathyroidism

Complex skeletal dysplasia:

  • achondroplasia
  • hypochondroplasia

Insulin secretion disorders:

  • diabetes mellitus type 1
  • diabetes mellitus type 2
  • hyperinsulinism

Syndromic diseases with endocrine involvement:

  • Ullrich-Turner syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • microdeletion syndrome 22q11.2
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 10/87 - 05/94 Medical School: Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 09/91 – 02/95 MD-Thesis on “IGF-I and IGF-II stimulate in vitro growth of the human osteosarcoma cell line U-2 OS via autocrine and paracrine mechanisms“, 16th February 1995 “summa cum laude”
  • 3.11.2004 Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Paediatrics
  • 09/2006 Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) at the University of Leipzig (September 2006)

Experience

  • Since April 2007 Associate professor at the Charité Berlin
  • 4.3.2008 CCT in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
  • 4/2010-3/2016 Independent Research group at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin, Germany
  • Since 7/2017, Head of the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Virchow Clinic, Charité, Germany
  • 8/2009-6/2017 Consultant Pediatrician at the Clinics of Pediatrics, Virchow Clinic, Charité, Germany
  • Since 9/2005, Head of Paediatric Diabetes Clinic at the Campus Virchow Clinic, Charité, Berlin, Germany
  • 9/2002-8/2005 Completion of training in Paediatrics (2003) and work as Paediatrician, University Children’s Hospital, Leipzig, Germany
  • 9/2000-8/2002 Research Fellowship at the University Children’s Hospital in Leipzig, Germany (Director Prof. W. Kiess)

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 80 publications
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