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Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Armin Grubl
pediatric and adolescent medicine

About the department

The department of pediatric and adolescent medicine at University Hospital rechts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich is a joint facility of the Klinikum Rechts der Isar and the Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich. The head professor and the entire team at the children's clinic look after little patients at the highest university level of care. Almost 60 doctors work closely with therapists, psychologists, midwives, and a dedicated childcare team. In addition, the children's hospital has an emergency room, ten children's wards, a children's kidney centre, and a mother-child ward. The department is also dedicated to scientific research. Six research groups are working on different topics of pediatric and adolescent medicine development: Research Group for Allergy, Environmental Medicine and Rehabilitation, Research group for Diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents, Research group for Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Research group for Pulmonary homeostasis in newborns, Research Group for Molecular Mechanisms of Sport in Childhood Cancer, Pediatric oncology research group.

Children and adolescents of all age groups are treated at the department. The specialists cover the entire field of pediatric medicine, including oncology and the kidney centre, boys' clinic, various psychological disorders, genetic and congenital conditions and more.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Treatment priorities in pediatric and adolescent medicine:

  • Attention Deficit (ADD) / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
  • Rehabilitation medicine: asthma, obesity, neurodermatitis
  • Allergology and pediatric pneumology (lung medicine)
  • Endocrinology (hormonal and glandular diseases and diabetology (diabetes))
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
  • Gastroenterology: diseases of the stomach, intestines, and liver
  • Genetics
  • Haematology (blood diseases)
  • Hemostasiology (blood clotting disorders - haemophilia and others)
  • Immunology
  • Infectious diseases (focus on Epstein-Barr virus)
  • Boys’ clinic
  • Pediatric cardiology (cardiovascular diseases)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Oncology with diagnostics and therapy of all benign and malignant blood and cancer diseases in children and adolescents 
  • Rheumatology
  • Social Paediatrics, Psychosomatics, and Psychiatry
  • Ultrasound and other imaging
  • Private ambulance
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1983-1988 Study of human medicine at the Technical University of Munich
  • 1990 Doctorate: "Risk assessment of an atopic disease in newborns using IgE and T-cell screening in umbilical cord blood and the effect of different types of feeding on the development of atopy during the first year of life"

Experience

  • 1988 Approbation as Doctor
  • 1988-1989 Doctoral scholarship at the children's clinic of the Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich
  • 1989-2000 Assistant doctor, children's clinic of the Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich
  • 1996 Deputy head of the GINI study at the children's clinic of the Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich
  • 2000 Senior Physician, Children's Hospital of Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich
  • 2007 Head of the children's polyclinic of the Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich
  • Head of the Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine, University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 
  • Member of the Professional Association of Pediatricians 
  • Member of the Society for Pediatric Pneumology 
  • Member of the German Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology 
  • Member of the Society for Pediatric Allergology and Environmental Medicine
  • Member of the Working Group on Pediatric Allergology South 
  • Member of the Allergy/Asthma Prevention and Information Network 
  • Member of the Working group on asthma education
  • Member of the Board of Directors Society for Pediatric Allergology and Environmental Medicine
  • Member of the Working Group on Pediatric Allergology South 
  • Advisory board member of the journal Pediatric Allergology in Clinics and Practices
  • Author of more than 70 publications
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