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Center for children and youth medicine

Clinic for Pediatrics I

Prof. Dr. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser





Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Mueser




Andrea Osman


+49 (0) 201-723-2450


Deputy Director:

+49 (0) 201-723-5727

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrike Schara




Facts and Figures

Patients with neurological developmental retardation and developmental disorders: approximately 430

Patients with epilepsy, headaches, sleep disorders: 180

Patients with primary myopathies: 100

Premature infants and newborns: 410, including 78 with a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams


Focus areas

Diagnosis and treatment of neuro-pediatric/neonatal diseases, pediatric emergency and intensive medicine.

Pediatric neurology: interdisciplinary outpatient care (e.g., involving physiotherapy, ergotherapy, psychology) at the Sociopediatric Center.

Neuromuscular disorders: clinical, protein-biochemical and molecular-genetic exams at a national reference center with international cooperation, non-invasive ventilators.

Neonatology: Perinatal Center Level 1, premature infants, some with a birth weight of less than 500 grams


Special consultations

  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Epilepsy outpatient center (certified by the International League Against Epilepsy)
  • Developmental disorders
  • Follow-up care for premature infants
  • Central deformity syndromes
  • CNS infections
  • Neurodegenerative/neurometabolic disorders
  • Headaches


Fields of Research

  • Conduct of and participation in national and international clinical multicenter trials of neuromuscular disorders
  • Molecular genetic research projects on neuromuscular disorders
  • Studies of infusion and nutrition therapy and neuroprotective therapy of very tiny premature infants
  • Clinical trials of intensive medicine diagnosis and treatment of severely ill children and adolescents


Number of patients

Inpatient: 1,630

Outpatient: 4,780



The clinic employs 24 physicians, including 10 specialists in pediatric and adolescent medicine with advanced training in neuropediatrics, neonatology and/or pediatric intensive medicine. There are 70 nurses, 15% of whom have advanced specialized training in the clinics fields, and there are counselors, educators, and teachers.