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 "...children, our most precious national resource..."
Sharon B. Meropol, M.D., M.S.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

NEJM 31.1.2008



Name:       Daniel Tibussek, MD
Date and Place of Birth:   February 15, 1969 ; Moenchengladbach , Germany
Citizenship:       German
Civil Status:       Married, two children



School Education:

1975-79       Primary schools in Moenchengladbach , Germany

1979-88       Secondary school at the Math. Nat. Gymnasium Mönchengladbach, Germany

1988         School leaving examination (Abitur)

Civilian Service:     

1988-89 Nursing service in the Department of Medicine at Bethesda Hospital , Mönchengladbach

University Education:

1989-1997:       Medical Studies at the Faculty of Medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin/Germany; University of Cologne/Germany

1997         Medical Graduation



1999         Doctors thesis: University of Cologne , Germany. "Influence of   peripheral hearing loss on the maturation of auditory brainstem responses (ABR) in children".           Supervisor: Prof. Martin Walger, University Hospital Cologne , Germany .


September 2004     State approval as paediatrician

October 2005     EEG-certificate

March 2007       State approval as paediatric neurologist



Residencies & Staff Positions  

since 10-2014 current position
Staff Child Neurologist, Clinical Researcher
Center for Rare Diseases
University Children's Hospital, Duesseldorf , Germany

Director : Prof. Ertan Mayatepek



09.2013 - 9-2014  Clinical Research Fellow

      Childhood Stroke Program

      The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

      Director: Prof Gabrielle deVeber


05.2009 - 8-2013  Consultant – Paediatric Neurology

      Leverkusen Children's Hospital , Germany

      Teaching Hospital, University of Cologne

      Director: Prof. Peter Groneck


08.2004 - 04.2009   Fellow, Consultant – Paediatric Neurology

      University Children's Hospital, Duesseldorf , Germany

      Director : Prof. Ertan Mayatepek


05.2003 – 07.2004   Fellow – Paediatric Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

      University Children`s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

      Head of Division: Prof. E. Boltshauser, Prof. B. Schmitt   


11.2002 – 05.2003   Resident - Neonatalogy

  Director: Prof. Karitzky


01.1998 – 11.2002 Resident - General Paediatrics

  Leverkusen Children's Hospital , Germany

  Director: Prof. Karitzky



04.1995 - 08.1996

•  Paediatrics:       Cologne Children´s Hospital, Teaching Hospital of the University of Cologne/Germany

•  Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Traumatology:
        Groote Schuur Hospital , University of Cape Town/South Africa

•  Obstetrics and Gynaecology:
        Frere Hospital · East London/South Africa

•  General Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology):
        Cologne University Hospital, Germany


•  Tropical Paediatrics:   Universitiy Hospital Mérida, Venzuela

Hospital Universitario de los Andes, Prof. J. Goyo-Rivas. Mérida/ Venzuela

Research Foci

1994-1999     Hearing Loss and Maturation of Auditory Pathways

2003-2004     Startle epilepsy

Since 2004     Paediatric Pseudotumor Cerebri 



Epidemiological studies on paediatric Pseudotumor cerebri

Study on benign influenza associated myositis (epidemic 2005/6)

Member of the " working groups on inflammatory and infection-related CNS "

2006-2009 Member of the AWMF-Guideline-Commitee on Infantile Spasms

2011-2012 Member of the AWMF-Guideline-Commitee on Pseudotumor cerebri

2012 Head of the AWMF-Guideline-Committee on Paediatric Pseudotumor cerebri



German      native

English       very good knowledge

Spanish      good comprehension

French       basics


Tibussek D, Mayatepek E, Klee D, Koy A. Post stroke hemi-dystonia in children: a neglected area of research. Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics 2015, 2 :14

Harmsen S, Schramm D, Karenfort M, Christaras A, Euler M, Mayatepek E, Tibussek D. Presumed Arterial Gas Embolism After Breath-Hold Diving in Shallow Water.Pediatrics. 2015 Aug 10. pii: peds.2014-4095.

• Tibussek D , Sinclair A, Yau I, Teatero S, Fittipaldi N, Richardson SE, Mayatepek E, Jahn P, Askalan R. Late onset group B streptococcal meningitis as a cause of cerebrovascular disease in infancy. J Pediatr 2015; 166:1187-1192

Book chapter: Tibussek D , Shroff M, DeVeber G. Pediatric Stroke. In: Neurovascular Imaging: from Basics to Advanced Concepts.Edited by Luca Saba and Eytan Raz. Springer, New York, 2014.

• Wolf NI, Vanderver A, van Spaendonk RM et al., 4H Research Group. Clinical spectrum of 4H leukodystrophy caused by POLR3A and POLR3B mutations. Neurology 2014;83:1898-905

• Prestel J, Volkers P, Mentzer D, Lehmann HC, Hartung HP, Keller-Stanislawski B; GBS Study Group. Risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome following pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 vaccination in Germany. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014;23:1192-204

Borusiak P, Langer T, Tibussek D, Becher T, Jenke AC, Cagnoli S, Karenfort M. YouTube as a Source of Information for Children with Paroxysmal Episodes.Klin Padiatr. 2013 (in press).

Tibussek D, Distelmaier F, von Kries R, Mayatepek E. Pseudotumor cerebri in childhood and adolescence -- results of a Germany-wide ESPED-survey. Klin Padiatr. 2013;225:81-5.

• Rostasy K, Mader S, Schanda K, Huppke P, Gärtner J, Kraus V, Karenfort M, Tibussek D , Blaschek A, Bajer-Kornek B, Leitz S, Schimmel M, Di Pauli F, Berger T, Reindl M. Anti-Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibodies in Pediatric Patients With Optic Neuritis. Arch Neurol. 2012; 69(6):752-6.

•  Poretti A, Vitiello G, Hennekam RC, Arrigoni F, Bertini E, Borgatti R, Brancati F, D'Arrigo S, Faravelli F, Giordano L, Huisman TA, Iannicelli M, Kluger G, Kyllerman M, Landgren M, Lees MM, Pinelli L, Romaniello R, Scheer I, Schwarz CE, Spiegel R, Tibussek D , Valente EM, Boltshauser E. Delineation and Diagnostic Criteria of Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome Type VI. Orphanet J Rare Dis . 2012; 11;7:4.

•  Tibussek D , Distelmaier F, Kummer S, von Kries R, Mayatepek E. Sedation of children during measurement of CSF opening pressure. Lack of standardisation in German children with pseudotumor cerebri. Klin Padiatr . 2012;224:40-2.

•  Koy A, Freynhagen R, Mayatepek E, Tibussek D . Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy with autonomic crises: a Turkish variant of familial dysautonomia? J Child Neurol . 2012;27:191-6.

• Mall S, Buchholz U, Tibussek D , Jurke A, an der Heiden M, Schweiger B, Diedrich S, Alpers K. A large outbreak of influenza B-associated benign acute childhood myositis in Germany , 2007/2008. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011; 30:e142-6.

• Allen NM, Tibussek D , Borusiak P, King MD. Benign tonic downgaze of infancy.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed . 2010; 95:F372.

• Kummer S, Schaper J, Mayatepek E, Tibussek D . Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Early Infancy. Klin Padiatr 2010; 222:269-70.

•  Tibussek D , Distelmaier F, Schneider DT, Vandemeulebroecke N, Turowski B, Messing-Juenger M, Willems PHGM, Distelmaier F, Mayatepek E. Clinical spectrum of the pseudotumor cerebri complex in children. Child Nerv Syst 2010; 26:313-21.

•  Tibussek D , Hübsch S, Berger K, Schaper J, Rosenbaum T, Mayatepek E. Infantile onset neurofibromatosis type 2 presenting with peripheral facial palsy, skin patches, retinal hamartoma and foot drop. Klin Padiatr . 2009;221:247-50.

•  Karenfort M, Kieseier BC, Tibussek D , Schaper J, Mayatepek E. Rituximab as a highly effective treatment in a female adolescent with severe multiple sclerosis. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009; 51:159-61.

•  Sabir H, Mayatepek E, Tibussek D . [Rhythmische Lidbewegung beim Kauen und kongenitale Ptosis]. Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 2009. (Article in German).

•  Tibussek D , Distelmaier F, Mayatepek E. [Pseudotumor cerebri (Syn.: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). Symptoms, Diagnosis, Therapy]. Review. Päd (2009). (Article in German).

• Schmitt B, Hübner A, Klepper J, Korinthenberg R, Kurlemann G, Rating D, Tibussek D , Wohlrab G, Wolff M. [Therapy of West-Syndrom]. Neuropädiatrie in Klinik und Praxis. 2009; 4: 92-116. (Article in German).

•  Sabir H, Mayatepek E, Schaper J, Tibussek D . Baby-walkers: an avoidable source of hazard. Lancet . 2008;372:2000 .

•  Tibussek D , Rosen A, Langenbach J, Mayatepek E. Acute onset toe walking. Video documentation of "benign acute childhood myositis". Mov Disord . 2008 30;23:2104-5. Video .

•  Stienen A, Weinzierl M, Ludolph A, Tibussek D , Häusler M. Obstruction of cerebral venous sinus secondary to idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Eur J Neurol . 2008;15:1416-8.

•  Distelmaier F, Mayatepek E, Tibussek D . Probable idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pre-pubertal children. Arch Dis Child . 2008;93:356-7.

•  Weber C, Schaper J, Tibussek D , Adams O, Mackenzie CR, Dilloo D, Meisel R, Göbel U, Laws HJ. Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of neurological complications following paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant . 2008;41:253-9.

•  Tibussek D , Karenfort M, Mayatepek E, Assmann B. Clinical reasoning: shuddering attacks in infancy. Neurology . 2008 25;70:e38-41.

•  Distelmaier F, Tibussek D , Schneider DT, Mayatepek E. Seasonal variation and atypical presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in pre-pubertal children. Cephalalgia . 2007;27:1261-4.

•  Tibussek D , Wohlrab G, Boltshauser E, Schmitt B (2006) Proven startle provoked epileptic seizures in childhood:semiological and electrophysiological variability. Epilepsia . 2006;47:1050-8.

•  Tibussek D , Mayatepek E, Distelmaier F, Rosenbaum T (2006) Status epilepticus due to attempted suicide with isoniazid. Eur J Pediatr . 165(2):136-7.

•  Tibussek D , Distelmaier F, Schonberger S, Gobel U, Mayatepek E. (2006) Antiepileptic treatment in paediatric oncology--an interdisciplinary challenge . Klin Padiatr . 218(6):340-9. (Review).

•  Iff T, Meier R, Olah E, Schneider JFL, Tibussek D , Berger C (2006) Tick-borne meningo-encephalitis in a 6-week-old infant. Eur J Ped. 164(12):787-8.2

•  Tibussek D , Meister H, Walger, M, Foerst, A, von Wedel, H (2002) Hearing Loss in Early Infancy Affects the Maturation of the Auditory Pathway. Dev Med Child Neurol. 44: 123-129 .

Book chapters

Tibussek D , Schmitt B. Startle Epilepsy. In: Atlas of Epilepsies. C.P. Panayiotopoulos. Atlas of Epilepsies. Springer Verlag, London 2010.



• International Child Neurology Association

• Society of Neuropediatrics

• German Society for Epileptology

•  German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology

•  German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ)


• Head of the Workgroup of Paediatric Neurology Rhein-Ruhr

•  Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte e.V.

•  German Society for Social Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine



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