Special Clinical Focus

  • Epilepsy
  • Headache and migraine
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions

About us

Dr Cornelia Bussmann is a specialist in paediatric and adolescent medicine, with a focus on neuropaediatrics. Dr Bussmann completed her medical training and specialist qualification at the Heidelberg University Hospital, where she worked as a Consultant in the Department of Neuropaediatrics of the University Paediatric Hospital between 2009 and 2015 and headed the Social Paediatric Centre (SPZ) between 2014 and 2015. In October 2015, at the ATOS Hospital in Heidelberg, she founded her Private Practice for Paediatric Neurology, which specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire range of neuropaediatric clinical pictures, from early infancy to the age of majority. Dr Bussmann’s treatment emphases include, in particular, headaches and migraines in children, epilepsy in childhood and motor, speech, psychological and social developmental disorders from early infancy until pre-school age. Other neuropaediatric clinical pictures which Dr Bussmann treats in her Heidelberg private practice for paediatric neurology include febrile convulsions, infantile cerebral palsy (ICP), neuromuscular conditions and tic disorders. In the treatment of these clinical pictures, Dr Bussmann invariably takes the fact that each child is unique and each family has individual needs into consideration. For that reason, taking sufficient time for her young and older patients to be able to guarantee a treatment tailored to the particular needs of each individual child is very important to her. At the same time, not only is the individual and specialist medical care of the children at the forefront of her thinking, but so, too, is the individual and detailed counselling of the parents for whom she cares. Thanks to her specialist training and her long-standing experience, Dr Bussmann is able to utilise all the options in the field of neuropaediatrics and social paediatrics to their full extent in the treatment of her patients. With her wide specialist knowledge, her dedicated competence and high degree of personal empathy, she guarantees the optimal treatment for her young patients at her Heidelberger private practice for paediatric neurology. In order always to remain at the forefront of current knowledge, Dr Bussmann participates regularly in specialist advanced training courses. Hence, for example, she possesses additional qualifications such as the EEG Certificate of the German Association for Clinical Neurophysiology, the Epileptology Plus Certificate of the German Association for Epileptology and the SPZ Leader’s Certificate (DGSPJ). Active intellectual exchange with specialist colleagues and close contact with physician in other specialist fields are also very important to Dr Bussmann.

Diagnostic Services

  • Waking EEG with video
  • Sleeping / sleep-deprivation EEG
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS): follow-up / re-adjustment
  • Motor and sensory neurography (NLG)
  • EMG
  • Repetitive stimulation
  • Evoked potentials (SSEP, AEP, VEP)
Developmental tests Standardised questionnaires and developmental tests:
  • Speech development
  • Behaviour
  • Kindergarten / primary school developmental stage
Cooperation partners Planning of extended diagnostic methods, such as
  • Psychological testing
  • Imaging (MRI)
  • Human genetic counselling
  • Advice on medical aids

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The treatment principles of Dr Bussmann
  • I take the time for my patients
  • Each patient is special
  • I utilise all the options to their full extent
  • I contribute my specialist knowledge
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Selected expert in the specialist field

Other services

  • Locomotor disorders
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Inflammatory CNS conditions
  • Febrile convulsion
  • Premature births
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Cerebral malformation and spina bifida
  • Cerebral tumour
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kindergarten / school problems
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Tic disorders
  • Cerebral palsy / spasticity


Airports near

  • Frankfurt am Main airportapproximately 80.9 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Heidelberg Central railway stationapproximately 2.3 km