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Msc. P.L.M. (Patty) Lakenman / PhD student

Registered dietician and PhD student

  • Department
  • Division of Dietetics, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Focus area
  • Nutritional assessment in adult critically ill (COVID-19) patients
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I have been working at the Erasmus MC since 2017 as ICU dietitian. To gain better understanding of the nutritional status during the different phases of critical illness to guide nutritional support, I have been researching this since 2018. And as of 2021 started a PhD trajectory.

Field(s) of expertise

Critical Care
Nutritional assessment
Nutritional status 

Education and career

2016-2017: Master Health Sciences at VU university.
2021- present: PhD student.

Experience in research, (co) author.




Identification and prognostic impact of malnutrition in a population screened for liver transplantation.

Oey RC, Aarts P, Erler NS, Metselaar HJ, Lakenman PLM, Riemslag Baas-van der Ree S, van Kemenade MC, van Buuren HR, de Man RA.

Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2020 Apr;36:36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2020.02.013. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

PMID: 32220367


Handgrip Strength Is Associated With Treatment Modifications During Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in Patients With Esophageal Cancer.

Lakenman P, Ottens-Oussoren K, Witvliet-van Nierop J, van der Peet D, de van der Schueren M.

Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Oct;32(5):652-657. doi: 10.1177/0884533617700862. Epub 2017 May 1.

PMID: 28459652 Free PMC article.


Teaching activities

Supervision of bachelor-and master students.
Providing education for intensivists and nurses.
Providing workshops and presentation at national congresses. 

Other positions

Chairman society of dietitians intensive care (NDIC).
Member of the research committee at the Department Dietetics.


Future: author of chapter 'Voeding op IC' tekstbook for docters, nurses, dietitians.