Radboud University Medical Centre
Professor Bastiaan Bloem is a medical director and consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received his medical degree with honours and PhD at Leiden University Medical Centre, where he also trained as a neurologist. In 2008, he was appointed professor of neurology, specialising in movement disorders. Professor Bloem is on the editorial board for several national and international journals and has published over 675 publications. He is an Officer (secretary-elect) for the Movement Disorder Society. In 2011, he was elected National Healthcare Hero by the Dutch Ministry of Health and Citizen of the Year for the city of Nijmegen in 2012. In 2017, he was appointed on the Executive Scientific Advisory Board of The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In 2018, he was elected as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, the oldest scientific society in The Netherlands. In 2002, Professor Bloem founded and became medical director of the Parkinson Centre Nijmegen (ParC). Together with Dr Marten Munneke, he developed ParkinsonNet, an innovative healthcare concept consisting of 70 professional networks for Parkinson’s disease patients across The Netherlands (www.parkinsonnet.nl).