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Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Jan-Henning Klusmann
pediatric and adolescent medicine, pediatric oncology and hematology

About the department

The department of pediatric and adolescent medicine at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University consists of 5 focal points and deals with diagnosing and treating diseases in children and adolescents. Six laboratories are used at the department, accredited according to Joint Accreditation Committee, ISCT-Europe (JACIE) for stem transplantation and ISO 15189, and work according to the guidelines of GCLP or the German Medical Association. The perinatal centre meets the requirements for the highest level of care following the agreement of the Federal Joint Committee on "Measures for Quality Assurance in the Care of Premature Babies and Newborns" dated December 18, 2008, and the requirements for the Highest Care level according to the recommendation of the scientific professional societies "For the structural requirements of perinatal care in Germany." 

A full range of medical care for children from 0 to 18 years can be obtained at the department. Particular areas of work are as follows: Neonatology; Allergology, pneumology, and cystic fibrosis; Neurology; Metabolic diseases and prevention; Oncology, haematology, and hemostaseology; Stem cell transplantation, immunology, and intensive care; Pediatric cardiology.  

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic facilities:

  • Pneumo-Immunological Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Chimerism and Molecular Diagnostics 
  • Laboratory for Hematology 
  • Laboratory for coagulation
  • Laboratory for Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunotherapy, and Immunology 
  • Laboratory for Metabolic Diseases
  • X-ray, MRI, CT scans, etc.

Pediatric treatment priorities:

  • Neonatology (Treatment of premature and newborn babies)
  • Allergology, pneumology, and cystic fibrosis (Treatment of infectious diseases, allergic diseases, and diseases of the respiratory tract)
  • Neurology, metabolic diseases, and prevention (Treatment of diseases of the nervous system in children and adolescents, particularly seizure disorders; Metabolic diseases, and endocrinological diseases)
  • Oncology, haematology, and hemostaseology (Treatment of diseases of the hematopoietic system and malignant diseases in children and adolescents)
  • Stem cell transplantation, immunology, and intensive care (Treatment of benign and malignant diseases using stem cell transplantation and immunological disorders)
  • Pediatric cardiology 
  • Interdisciplinary intensive care unit
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2000-2007 Studies in human medicine at the University of Lubeck
  • 2004-2005 Research fellowship in the laboratory of the Department of oncology and hematology, Children's Hospitals Boston, Harvard Medical School (with Stuart H. Orkin, MD)
  • 2007 Research fellowship in the laboratory of the Department of oncology and hematology, Children's Hospitals Boston, Harvard Medical School (with Stuart H. Orkin, MD)
  • 2007 Ph.D. med.: "Myeloid leukemia in children with Down's syndrome: molecular basis of oncogenesis", Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of the Medical University of Hanover (Prof. Dr. medical Dirk Reinhardt)
  • 2014 Specialist accreditation for child and adolescent medicine, Lower Saxony State Medical Association
  • 2015 Habilitation for children and youth medicine
  • 2016 Recognition focus on children's hematology and oncology, Lower Saxony State Medical Association
  • 2018 Appointed professor of pediatrics, specializing in hematology and oncology

Experience

  • 2007-2011 Research Associate at the clinic for pediatric hematology and oncology and the acute myeloid leukemia Berlin-Frankfurt-Muenster, Hannover Medical School
  • 2007-2014 Assistant Doctor, Hannover Medical School, Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 2014-2016 Senior Doctor, Hannover Medical School, Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 2015-2017 Head of the diagnostics laboratory at the Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Hannover Medical School
  • 2016-2017 Senior Physician, Hannover Medical School, Clinic for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 2018-2021 Director, Clinic, and Polyclinic for Paediatrics, University Hospital Halle (Saale)
  • Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2003-2007 Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation
  • 2007 Dissertation prize tumor research for the best doctoral thesis, Hannover Medical School Cancer Foundation
  • 2007 Jan C. Molenaar Prize for Young Scientists from the Sophia Children’s Hospital Foundation, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2011 Leukemia Clinical Research Awards, German Society for Hematology and Oncology
  • 2011 Rudolf Schoen Prize 2011 for outstanding scientific and clinical achievements, TUI Foundation
  • 2011 Fellow of the “Emmy Noether-programme”, German research foundation
  • 2011-2017 Head of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 2012 American Society of Hematology, outstanding abstract achievement award
  • 2014 American Society of Hematology, outstanding abstract achievement award
  • 2014-2016 Chairman of the User Advisory Board of the Pediatric Research Center in Hanover
  • 2015 Kind Philipp Prize for outstanding work in pediatric oncology, German Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • 2017 Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award, St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • 2017 Head of the Research Ethics Review Committee, Research Group Pediatric Hematology, and Oncology
  • 2020 Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Award
  • Member of the German Research Foundation
  • Member of the German Jose Carreras Leukemia Foundation
  • Member of the Society for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Member of the European Hematology Association
  • Member of the American Society of Hematology
  • Member of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology
  • Author of more than 40 publications
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