Pediatric Pulmonologist Prof. Zielen in Frankfurt
- Bronchial asthma (early childhood asthma, severe asthma, allergic asthma, new biologic therapies)
- Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO)
- Chronic cough, cough-variant asthma, cough tic, Tourette syndrome
- Allergic diseases (e.g., insect venom allergy, peanut allergy, pollen allergy)
- Ataxia telangiectasia (Louis Bar syndrome; see www.info-AT.de)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Bronchiolitis obliterans (see www.starkelunge.de)
Range of diagnostic services
- Lung function test (spirometry, ozillometry, body plethysmography)
- Determination of NO in the respiratory air
- Determination of bronchial irritation sensitivity (asthma test)
- Allergy testing (prick test, determination of specific IgE)
- Nasal and bronchial provocation with allergens
- Food allergy diagnostics and provocation testing
- Bronchoscopy (endoscopic examination of the airways and lungs)
- In collaboration with colleagues of other disciplines, radiological examinations such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or special laboratory tests can be performed.
Range of therapeutic services
- Outpatient trials (new therapies; see www.medaimun.de)
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Specific immunotherapy (rush and short-term therapy)
- Interdisciplinary care of ataxia and cystic fibrosis patients (including diet counselling and physical therapy
About Prof. Dr Stefan Zielen MD
Prof. Dr Stefan Zielen is a specialist in respiratory & allergic diseases at the Institute for Respiratory Diseases "Medaimun."
He was the head of the focus on allergology, pneumology, and cystic fibrosis at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Frankfurt University Hospital for 22 years. Prof. Zielen has published over 280 peer-reviewed papers at Pubmed and has been an expert in asthma, rare lung diseases, and allergic diseases for many years. He treats children, adolescents, and adult patients who come as self-pay patients and those with private health insurance.
Diagnosis and Therapy of Pulmonary Diseases
The Medaimun Institute for Respiratory Diseases has complete clinical diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic lung diseases in children, adolescents, and adults. Prof. Zielen and his team always care for young patients and their families by following the latest medical knowledge. In addition, the cooperating laboratory offers a wide range of different tests for questionable immune processes and allergies.
Proven Specialist in Hyposensitization
In the special field of respiratory and allergic diseases, Prof. Zielen most frequently treats asthma, other rare lung diseases, and allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis, bee and wasp venom allergy, and peanut allergy). In addition, Prof. Zielen is a proven specialist in hyposensitization (short-term and rush immunotherapy).
Asthma Treatment in Frankfurt
Asthma (bronchial asthma) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract with hypersensitivity to the airways. It comes to attacks of narrowed airways in asthma (bronchial obstruction) due to mucus formation caused by cramping of the airway muscles (bronchial muscles). Often asthma is caused by allergies and infections.
Close cooperation between the pediatricians and the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (KKJM), physiotherapists, dieticians, social counselors, and psychologists guarantees the best possible patient-oriented care for chronically ill patients.
Highest Expertise in the Therapy of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic metabolic disease in which mutations at the cellular level (mutated chloride channel) lead to the altered secretion of the body's glands. As a result, patients suffer, among others, from very viscous lung secretions and viscous secretions from the pancreas, liver, and even the reproductive organs. Cystic fibrosis is considered a complex multisystem disease because of these multifaceted symptoms. In addition, a wide variety of organ dysfunctions can occur. Therefore, treatment by an experienced team, such as Prof. Zielen's, is absolutely crucial for young patients' long-term prognosis.
|1968-75||High School Frankfurt Matura 1975|
|1975-83||University J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt|
|1983||Graduation from Medical School, Physician|
|1989||M.D. Board certified in Pediatrics 1989|
|1991||M.D. Board certified in Allergology|
|1994||PHD (Thesis): T-Cell Regulation in Patients with Common variable Immunodeficiency|
|1996||M.D. Board certified in Pediatric Pneumology|
|1998-2002||Professor of Pediatrics, Chair for Pediatric Allergy and Pneumology, University Bonn|
|2002-1 April 2023||Professor of Pediatrics, Chair of Pediatric Allergology and Pneumology, University of Frankfurt|
|1985-1990||Children Hospital der J.W. Goethe-Universität|
|1990-1991||Research Fellow DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany|
|1991-1998||Senior Physician Pediatric Allergy and Pneumology|
|1998-2002||Professor in Pediatrics, Chair for Pediatric Allergology and Pneumology, University of Bonn|
|2002-present||Current Position: Professor of Pediatrics, Chair of Pediatric Allergology, Pneumology, and Cystic Fibrosis, and Head of Research at Medaimun GmbH|
|As of 1 April 2023||Institute for Respiratory Diseases (Medaimun GmbH; www.medaimun.de)|
- Andreas Wimmers
- Dr Dr Linde
- PD Dr Olaf Eickmeier
Head of the Cystic Fibrosis Unit, KKJM
- PD Dr Martin Rosewich
Allergist and Pediatric Pneumologist in Oberursel
- Dr A. Lieb
Allergist and Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Neu Isenburg
- Prof. Dr nat. Ralf Schubert
Focus on Allergology Laboratory and Immunology, KKJM
- The Institute for Respiratory Diseases has beds for partial hospitalization.
|Frankfurt (Main) Central Station||2 km|
|Frankfurt Airport||12 km|
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Prof. Dr Stefan Zielen MD
Private practice - Allergologist / Pediatric Pulmonologist
Institute for Respiratory Diseases
Kennedyallee 97a, D-60596 Frankfurt
T: +49 69 8740 8833
F: +49 69 6959 58909
For Private Patients and Self-Payers:
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM