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R.P. Peeters, MD PhD


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Robin Peeters is internist-endocrinologist and associate professor of the medical staff of the Department of Internal Medicine, at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In 1998 he obtained a scholarship to perform scientific research at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, under the supervision of professor P.R. Larsen. He obtained his medical degree at Erasmus University Medical School in 2000 (Cum Laude). Subsequently , he received a stipend from the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development ZON-MW to combine his clinical training as an internist with a PhD project.

The PhD project, under the supervision of professor Theo Visser, focused on the metabolism of thyroid hormone in health and disease and was completed in 2005, when he received his PhD degree (Cum Laude). In 2009, he finished his clinical training as an endocrinologist and obtained an Erasmus MC Fellowship and a ZON-MW VENI grant to perform a research fellowship in the lab of Douglas Forrest, Chief of the nuclear receptor biology section at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA.

Dr. Peeters principle research interests have been the regulation of thyroid hormone bioactivity in critical illness, the role of thyroid hormone receptor alpha, and the consequences of genetic variation in thyroid hormone pathway genes.


Currently, he is the Head of the Rotterdam Thyroid Center, which is a tertiary referral center for complex thyroid diseases, and he is Medical Coordinator of the Clinical Endocrinology Ward of the Erasmus MC. He is a member of the executive committee of the European Thyroid Association, of the educational board of the European Thyroid Association, of the Advisory Committee of the World Thyroid Federation, and National representative for the Netherlands of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. In addition, he is member of the National Taskforce for Revision of the CBO Guideline for Thyroid Function disorders (2011-2012).


Dr. Peeters has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and is a member of the editorial boards of Endocrinology, Frontiers in Thyroidology, and the European Thyroid Journal.

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