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R.F. (Robert) Pangalila, PhD


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  • Rehabilitation Medicine
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Professional development:
I am a consultant in pediatric rehabilition medicine; I work both at the Erasmus MC Sophia Childrens Hospital and at Rijndam rehabilitation.
I did my PhD study (finished 2016) on Functioning and quality of life of adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Current research projects and goals:

  • effectivity and cost-effectivity of botulinum toxin injections in Cerebral Palsy
  • developmental diagnostics in pediatric rehabilitation

Field(s) of expertise

  • Pediatric rehabilitation research
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Quality of life

Education and career

  • 1982 - 1990: Medical training, Erasmus University
  • 1990 - 1991: Military service, Military Rehab Center
  • 1991 - 1992: Physician, Stichting Revalidatiegeneeskunde Zeeland
  • 1993 - 1996: Specialist training Rehabilitation medicine, AZR/Dijkzigt and de Hoogstraat, Utrecht
  • 1997 - 2002: Consultant in rehabilitation medicine, Stichting Revalidatiegeneeskunde Zeeland
  • 2002: Consultant in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, Rijndam revalidatie and Erasmus MC
  • 2006 - 2016: PhD research on functioning and quality of life of adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy"


Other positions

  • Section pediatric rehabilitation medicine Netherlands Society of Rehabilitation Medicine - chairman
  • Scientific committee Netherlands Society of Rehabilitation Medicine - member
  • Stichting Scholing kinderrevalidatieartsen - chairman
  • ""Kinderrevalidatie"", handbook of pediatric rehabilitation editorial board - member

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