Education and internships


The ability to describe the phenomenology and to recognize and distinguish symptoms are an important part of the fellowship. Our expertise center attends to a wide range of patients with for instance Parkinsonism, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor, ataxia, hereditary spastic paraparesis, chorea, tics and functional movement disorders.

Due to the complexity of the referred patients, one quickly becomes familiar with the motor and non-motor aspects of the various movement disorders.

We facilitate several specialized outpatient clinics, including a multidisciplinary clinic for movement disorders in children, an outpatient clinic for M. Parkinson (Punt voor Parkinson) and an outpatient department for functional movement disorders. During the fellowship, there is also ample opportunity to become proficient in the interpretation of additional studies (imaging modalities, neurophysiology and molecular diagnostics). Furthermore, one gains experience with different treatment modalities, such as botuline toxin injections for dystonia, drug treatment of all movement disorders, including apomorphine and intraduodenal levodopa therapy in M. Parkinson, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, tremors and dystonia. There is a special care process for DBS in children with dystonia.

In addition to patient care, there are several meetings per week, including a video discussion of all patients seen at the outpatient clinic, research / literature review, and a multidisciplinary deep brain stimulation meeting.

Our group currently consists of five neurologists, two neurosurgeons, a pediatric metabolic disease, three clinical neurophysiologists, two specialized nurses and a physician assistant. In addition, clinical geneticists, rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists are closely involved.

Job description

During the fellowship there is the possibility to see many patients with movement disorders, but also to develop scientific competences. The fellow can occupy himself full-time with movement disorders.

We seek a neurologist who recently completed his or her education, or will soon do so, with a clear interest in movement disorders reflected in the resume. 

Completed fellowships

  • Martje van Egmond | UMCG | 01-09-2012 - 01-03-2014
  • Catherine Delnooz | Radboud MC | 01-04-2015 - 01-04-2016
  • Rodi Zutt | UMCG | 01-05-2016 - 01-07-2017
  • Lisette Koens | UMCG | 2017
  • Luca Pollini |  University of Rome | 2021-2022