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Center for children and youth medicine

Clinic for Pediatrics III


Prof. Dr. med. Dirk Reinhardt




Stephanie Freund


+49 (0) 201-723-3784


+49 (0) 201-723-5386



Deputy Directors:

Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Kremens
Hematology-Oncology: Prof. Dr. med. Gudrun Fleischhack
Pneumology: PD Dr. med. Uwe Mellies
Cardiology: Dr. med. Ulrich Neudorf


Facts and Figures

Lymphatic and myeloid leukemia: 200

Patients with neurooncological diseases: 165

Children with bone marrow or stem cell transplants: 20

Patients with cystic fibrosis (a congenital metabolic disorder) : 160

Cardiac catheter exams: 35


Focus areas

Hematology/oncology: Treatment of malignant diseases in children and adolescents; disorders of blood, blood formation, immune response, and blood clotting; therapies including the administration of blood substitutes; chemotherapy; bone marrow transplants; thermotherapy.

Pneumology: Respiratory tract diseases; cystic fibrosis; sleep medicine; and non-invasive ventilation.

Cardiology: Diagnosis and both pharmacological and interventional treatment of congenital and acquired cardiac disorders; intrauterine cardiac diagnosis in cooperation with the obstetricians; care of adult patients with congenital heart defects in cooperation with the Clinic for Cardiology


Special consultations

  • Blood disorders
  • Bone marrow transplants
  • Neurooncology
  • Pneumology
  • Pediatric cardiology outpatient treatment


Fields of Research

  • Participation in all GPOH (Society for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology) multicenter therapy trials
  • Organization and management of the GPOH retinoblastoma study
  • Regional thermotherapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of solid tumors
  • Participation in trials of the German Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects


Numbers of patients

Inpatient: 1,290

Outpatient: 12,320



The clinic employs 18 physicians including 10 specialists in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Additional qualifications in pediatric hematology/oncology (3); pediatric cardiology (2); pediatric pulmonology (1) and anesthesiology (1); there are also 56 nurses.

Continued school education of inpatients during their stay is provided by the "Ruhrlandschule - Schule für Kranke", a German public school.