Professor Bas Bloem is a consultant neurologist in the department of neurology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received his medical degree, with honours, at Leiden University Medical Center in 1993 and obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He trained as a neurologist between 1994 and 2000 at Leiden University Medical Center. He received additional training as a movement disorders specialist during fellowships at The Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, California, and at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. In 2008, he was appointed professor of neurology at Radboud University Medical Center. Professor Bloem is on the editorial board of several international journals and has published more than 750 peer-reviewed papers, including several large clinical trials appearing in high-end scientific journals. He has supervised 57 successfully completed PhD dissertations. His H-index is 114. He is ranked among the top 1% most cited scientists in the world since 2010.