Professor Axel Heep - Neonatal Medicine

Dr Axel HeepGMC Number: 7182137

Year of first qualification: 1989, University of Cologne

Specialty: Neonatal Medicine & Paediatrics

Clinical interests: Perinatal management and intensive care of extreme preterm infants and neonates with congenital malformations, fetal pathophysiology and prenatal consultation, assessment of neurological function and development Paediatric Intensive care. General diagnostic procedures in paediatric cardiology, perinatal transfusion medicine.

Secretary: Julie Deady

Telephone: 0117 4146814

Professor Heep's academic qualifications include:
Thesis (Dr.med.) in Medicine 1993 at University of Cologne, Germany, Habilitation (Privatdozent) in Paediatrics 2004 at University of Bonn, Germany, Venia Legendi in Paediatrics 2004 at the Medical Faculty, University of Bonn, Germany, Habilitation (Privatdozent) and Venia Legendi 2011 at the Medical Faculty, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Bristol 2011, Unsheduled Professor at Technical University of Munich, Germany 2013

Professor Heep is a member of the German Society of Paediatrics (DGKJ), thr European Society of Neonatology, the European Society of Paediatric Research, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

His current research activities include the introduction of fetal and neonatal MRI programme including functional MRI (BOLD, DWI, DTI, SPEC). The Collaborative study projects on MRI hardware development and Imaging biomarkers of functional brain development (University of Bonn/ University of Bristol). The Cytokine and molecular genetic studies on the mechanism of inflammatory trigger in the pathophysiology of perinatal brain injury (Bonn, Bristol). The PI of the international High versus low threshold intervention in posthaemorrhagic ventricular dilatation study; Bristol REC ref. number 07/HO102/78), and the Bristol DRIFT 2 trial.

His teaching activities include the undergraduate teaching and postgraduate teaching at Bristol University and the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.