Professor Bas Bloem is a consultant neurologist in the Deptartment of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. He received his MD degree (with honor) 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 1994-2000. He received additional training as movement disorders specialist during fellowships at The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, California (with Dr. J.W. Langston) and 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 recognixed from 2005 onwards as a center of excellence for Parkinson's disease. Together with Dr. Marten Munneke, he also developed ParkinsonNet, an innovative health care concept of professional networks for Parkinson's patients covering all of the Netherlands (www.parkinsonnet.nl). In September 2008, he was appointed as professor of neurology, with movement disorders as a special area of interest.