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Department of pediatric and adolescent immunology, stem cell transplantation and intensive care

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Bader
pediatric immunology, oncology, leukemia and stem cell transplantation

About the department

The department of pediatric and adolescent immunology, stem cell transplantation and intensive care at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University treats children and adolescents with malignant and non-malignant haematological and immunodeficiency conditions. About 400 patients are admitted to the facility, and about 60 stem cell transplants are performed annually. The pediatric intensive care unit has eight fully equipped intensive care places, divided into two rooms, each with four treatment places and two lock rooms designed with a separate air circulation system. In these lock rooms, children who are particularly at risk of infection and children with infectious diseases can be treated in isolation. 

All emergency and intensive care medicine symptoms, from premature babies to young adults, can be treated in the intensive care unit. In addition, haematological diseases that require stem cell transplants are treated at the department. Patients with congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies can receive diagnosis and treatment advice in the outpatient clinic for immunodeficiencies.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Disorders treated at the department:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphomas
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Germ cell tumours
  • Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA)
  • Thalassemia
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Evans Syndrome
  • Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL)
  • Histiocytosis
  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
  • Septic granulomatosis
  • Kostmann's disease
  • Griscelli Syndrome
  • Farber's disease
  • Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Osteopetrosis
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy

Treatment types:

  • Intensive care
  • Autologous stem cell transplantation (treatment with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells)
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (haploidentical stem cell transplantation)
  • Transplantation from an unrelated donor
  • Stem cell transplant from a semi-identical donor (usually relatives)
  • CIK cell therapy 
  • Mesenchymal stromal cells
  • Substitution of immunoglobulins
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1986-1993 Human medicine, Eberhard-KarlsUniversity in Tubingen
  • 1993 Doctorate: “Treatment of metastatic IV neuroblastoma with murine monoclonal antibody”
  • 2000 Board certification in pediatrics
  • 2001 Habilitation: “Serial quantitative studies of hematopoietic chimerism after allogeneic stem cell transplantation in children with acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes”

Experience

  • 1993-1994 Internship, Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
  • 2001-2004 Senior Physician General Pediatrics, hematology and oncology, University Clinic for Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Tubingen
  • 2004 Head, Vice Director of the Department of pediatric and adolescent immunology, stem cell transplantation and intensive care, University Children’s Hospital in Frankfurt

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2004 Kind Philipp Prize of the German Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • 2006 Fritz Acker Prize
  • 2007 Bone Marrow Transplant Nature Publishing Prize as part of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • 2010 Bone Marrow Transplant Nature Publishing Prize as part of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • 2014 Bone Marrow Transplant Nature Publishing Prize as part of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Society for pediatric oncology and hematology 
  • Member of the American Society of Hematology
  • Member of the board of the German Association for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Member of the Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
  • Chair of the pediatric diseases working group of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Author of 400 publications
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