Jump to top menu Jump to main menu Jump to content
Profile picture of Andre Rietman

A.B. (André) Rietman, PhD


  • Department
  • Child psychiatry
Contact   External Profile



The role of a neuropsychologist is to link neurological en neurocognitive processes to daily life. I like to contribute to translating fundamental research and neurologic and neuropsychological processes into meaningful tasks and activities. The greatest challenge is to integrate research and clinical work in such a way that the study results are meaningful to science and to the patients and their families.

Profile on ResearchGate

Education and career

Starting my working career as an occupational therapist, I have been a neuropsychologist since 1997. I started with clinical work, but half of the time is now dedicated to research. I obtained my PhD degree on ‘Behavioral phenotyping Neurofibromatosis type 1’. The research work is in collaboration with the departments of child and adolescent psychiatry, surgery, dermatology, neurology, and neuroscience. I have specialized in selecting outcome measures for trials, and in follow-up of children with neurocognitive disorders. My qualitative and quantitative research is mostly performed with children and parents, but also with adolescents and adults.


Examination of the genetic factors underlying the cognitive variability associated with neurofibromatosis type 1.
Ottenhoff MJ, Rietman AB, Mous SE, Plasschaert E, Gawehns D, Brems H, Oostenbrink R; ENCORE-NF1 Team, van Minkelen R, Nellist M, Schorry E, Legius E, Moll HA, Elgersma Y. (2020). Genet Med. 2020 Feb 4.

An overview of health issues and development in a large clinical cohort of children with Angelman syndrome.
Bindels-de Heus KGCB, Mous SE, Ten Hooven-Radstaake M, van Iperen-Kolk BM, Navis C, Rietman AB, Ten Hoopen LW, Brooks AS; ENCORE Expertise Center for AS, Elgersma Y, Moll HA, de Wit M. (2020). Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Jan;182(1):53-63. 

A randomized controlled trial with everolimus for IQ and autism in tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology.
Overwater IE, Rietman AB, Mous SE, Bindels-de Heus K, Rizopoulos D, ten Hoopen LW, van der Vaart T,  Jansen FE, Elgersma Y, Moll HA, de Wit MCY on behalf of the ENCORE Expertise Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. (2019). Neurology. 2019 Jul 9;93(2):e200-e209.

Omphalocele at school age: What do parents report? A call for long-term follow-up of complex omphalocele patients.
Hijkoop A, Rietman AB, Wijnen RMH, Tibboel D, Cohen-Overbeek TE, van Rosmalen J, IJsselstijn H. (2019). Early Hum Dev. 2019 Oct;137.

Everolimus for the treatment of refractory seizures associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC): current perspectives.
Overwater IE, Rietman AB, van Eeghen AM, de Wit MCY (2019). Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2019 Jul 26;15:951-955. Review.