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PD MD Lara Rzesnitzek

Visiting Scientist | Physician

Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Psychiatrische Institutsambulanz | Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik der Charité im St Hedwigkrankenhaus

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Research focus

  • Current scientific topics of Lara Rzesnitzek are
  • the history of electroconvulsive therapy at the time of National Socialism,
  • the introduction of psychosurgery in Europe and especially in divided post-war Germany, and
  • the biography of the neurologist Lothar B. Kalinowsky

Vita PD MD Lara Rzesnitzek

Lara Rzesnitzek studied philosophy, medicine, comparative literature and Romance studies in Tübingen and Bordeaux.

As a resident in psychiatry and psychotherapy, she worked at the Department of Psychiatry at the University Hospital of Tübingen from 2007-2010 and at the Psychiatry Campus Benjamin Franklin of the Charité in Berlin from 2010-2012.

She was a research associate of the Institute from March 2012 to December 2015 for the German-French DFG project "Early Psychosis".  Since November 2014, she has been working at the Psychiatric University Clinic of the Charité at St Hedwig Hospital as an assistant physician for psychiatry and psychotherapy and research associate.