Curriculum Vitae
Esther Pluijms

Esther M. Pluijms, MD


Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch
Esther Pluijms received her medical degree from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (1994) and was trained as psychiatrist in GGZ Delfland in Delft and Parnassia Psychomedical Center in The Hague. She was registered as psychiatrist in 2001. From 2001 until 2003 she worked as psychiatrist at the department of acute psychiatry of GGZ Rivierduinen in Gouda. Since 2003 she is working as psychiatrist and researcher at the depression unit of the department of psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Since 2003 she is also working as a teacher at the Erasmus Medical Center and University.

Medical and psychiatric education

Dr. Pluijms has an extensive experience in medical and psychiatric education, training and supervision of nurses, medical students and residents. She is involved in the development of educational programs for medical students. She is a member of many educational committees, as well as a member of the Examination Board of the medical faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Research interests
Dr. Pluijms has a special interest in clinical research on depressed patients. Her main topics are pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy. She is finishing a PhD project on optimization of electroconvulsive therapy and continuation pharmacotherapy in major depressive disorder. She is a member of the Dutch Workgroup for Electroconvulsive therapy.

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