Mr. Prof. Bastiaan Bloem MD, PhD Medical director, Parkinson Center Nijmegen (ParC) - Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
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About Mr. Prof. Bastiaan Bloem MD, PhD
Professor Bloem is a consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He received his M.D. degree (with honour) at Leiden University Medical Centre in 1993. In 1994, he obtained his PhD degree in Leiden, based on a thesis entitled "Postural reflexes in Parkinson's disease". He was trained as a neurologist between 1994 and 2000, also at Leiden University Medical Centre. He received additional training as a movement disorders specialist during fellowships at "The Parkinson's Institute", Sunneyvale, California (with Dr. J.W. Langston), and more recently at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London (with Prof. N.P. Quinn and Prof. J.C. Rothwell). In 2002, he founded and became Medical Director of the Parkinson Centre Nijmegen (ParC), which was recognised from 2005 onwards as centre of excellence for Parkinson's disease. He is a board member of the Nijmegen Motor Unit (head: Prof. S. Geurts), a fully equipped gait and balance laboratory. In September 2008, he was appointed as Professor in Neurology, with movement disorders as special area of interest. He is currently President of the International Society for Gait and Postural Research, and is on the editorial board for several national and international journals, including the Movement Disorders journal. Since 2009, he is a member of the European Section Executive Committee of the Movement Disorder Society. In 2009, he also joined the board of ZonMw (The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development). His current main interest is in health care innovation, aiming to develop and scientifically evaluate patient-centred collaborative care. Prof. Bloem has published over 250 publications, including more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.