Prof. dr. Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag (1958) studied medicine in Nijmegen and was trained in neurology in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam he was also trained in epidemiology.
He is involved in MS research since 1985 end did his PhD in MS research in 1998.
In 2009 he became a professor of neuro-epidemiology and in 2010 chair of the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.
In 2013 he became professor of Neurology and chair of the Department of Neurology in the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 2013 he also became Director of the VUmc MS Center Amsterdam.
Between 2006 and 2014 he was member of the Netherlands Society of Neurology, being president from 2011 until 2014.
He (co-)authored around 300 scientific papers.