Professional career Dr. Bittmann
Dr. Stefan Bittmann, born in 1968, is a German pediatrician. He is the father of two children. He graduated from the Gymnasium Paulinum in Münster. He studied medicine from 1989 to 1996 at the Universities of Münster, at the Rudolphina in Vienna during a year of study abroad, and at the Ludwig-Maximilian University left of the Isar in Munich. Student internships during medical studies several times in Switzerland as well as in the USA. He completed his medical studies in 1996 with the 3rd state examination in Munich. He received his doctorate with the topic of biliary atresia in childhood at the Pediatric Surgical Clinic of the Hauner Children's Hospital of the LMU Munich under Professor Dr. Kellnar.
He received his full medical license at the University of Munich in 1998 and his doctorate in medicine in 1999. Initially, Bittmann worked as an intern at the Pediatric Surgery Clinic of the Hauner Children's Hospital in Munich. He received his first research assistant position in 1999 in the Pediatric Surgery Department of the Clinic for Surgery I under the then head of the clinic, Professor Margreiter, and Professor Menardi for the area of pediatric surgery. Later further pediatric surgical training in Oberhausen under Professor Pieper. Following this further training phase, he moved to Switzerland to further his own development at the University Children's Hospital of the University of Zurich, initially under Professor Urs Stauffer, and later under Professor Martin Meuli, who had succeeded Professor Stauffer. Here he became scientifically involved in the laboratory for tissue engineering of Prof. Reichmann, first animal experimental studies as well as the center for severe burn injuries of the Children's Hospital Zurich under Professor Schiestl. Subsequently, he received further training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital Ahlen under Professor Krüger and completed further training in pediatrics under Professor Längler at the University of Witten-Herdecke. Bittmann completed his residency in pediatrics under Professor E. Harms. He took over the pediatric practice in Gronau (Westf.) in April 2009 and founded the Ped Mind Institute, a research group in the field of clinical research in pediatrics, in 2010. He completed a part-time master's degree program in complementary medicine at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and graduated in 2013 with the master's thesis on HPV vaccinations and the master's examination in Bad Honnef and received the academic degree of Master of Arts (M.A.). In the further course, set up one of the largest pediatric practices in Westmünsterland and continued clinical research in the Ped Mind Institute. In addition to receiving regular continuing education diplomas from the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, completion of a university degree in sleep medicine and sleep culture at the Apollon University of Applied Sciences in Bremen in 2019. In his professional career, Bittmann has published approximately 120 scientific publications and books in the field of pediatrics and pediatric surgery (as of 5/2021).