Anton (Ton) van Balkom
Professor of evidence-based psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry VUMC & GGZ inGeest
1982 Final examinations in medicine; University Medical Center Utrecht
1994 PhD in Psychiatry, VUMC, Amsterdam
2003 Professor of Evidence-based Psychiatry, VUMC, Amsterdam
Evidence-based psychiatry is the special subject of the chair of Anton (Ton) van Balkom, MD, PhD (1956). He conducted meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials and implementation studies in OCD, hypochondriasis, panic disorder and social phobia. This has led to international scientific publications and 15 PhD dissertations.
He is chair of the Netherlands multi-disciplinary guidelines committee for anxiety disorders and depressive disorder and member of the Netherlands Knowledge Center for Anxiety and Depression. He is member of the scientific advisory board of the funding organization ‘Fonds Psychische Gezondheid’.
He is one of the editors of the Dutch Textbook of Psychiatry, which is used at all Dutch medical schools, is trainer for residents in psychiatry and is chair of the educational committee for psychiatrists of the Dutch of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association.