Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, MD
In 2008 Prof. Dr. med. Ursula Felderhoff-Müser took over the Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Department of Pediatrics I at the University Hospital (Neonatology, Peditaric Intensive Care, Pediatric Neurology).
Felderhoff-Müser studied medicine in Homburg-Saar, Vienna and Heidelberg, where she succesfully completed her MD thesis in 1993. Various clinical and scientific activities took her to the university children’s hospitals in Heidelberg, Berlin and London Hammersmith until the year 2000. As a specialist in pediatrics with a focus on neonatology, she worked for eight years as a senior physician at the Charité Department of Neonatology in Berlin. She habilitated in 2003 on the importance of certain cell biology processes that lead to brain damage in children. In spring 2008, she was appointed an extraordinary professor at the Charité.
Felderhoff-Müser deals with special problems and their treatment of premature babies and sick newborns. Her clinical specialty is the diagnosis and therapy of neonatal diseases, as well as emergency and neurointensive care in young children. Her scientific focus is research into the protection of nerve and glia cells of very small preterm infants and seriously ill newborns.