Name: Brigit A. de Jong MD, PhD
Affiliation:Department of Neurology
Brigit de Jong (1970) is a neurologist with a focus on multiple sclerosis (MS) at the Department of Neurology, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, the Netherlands. Dr. de Jong combines clinical work with research and teaching.
Brigit graduated from medical school at the University of Amsterdam in 1997. In 2002 she received her PhD degree at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at the Leiden University Medical Center. Her thesis was entitled “Immunogenetic risk factors of multiple sclerosis” and also resulted in a postdoctoral degree in epidemiology. She completed her residency training in Neurology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Dr. de Jong was awarded an MS fellowship in 2008. This gave her the opportunity to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of professor Lawrence Steinman at Stanford University, USA. Here she focussed on novel biomarkers for MS. Between 2010 and April 2015 she worked as a neurologist with a focus on MS at the RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. De Jong is chairs the committee that develops the new MS guideline for the Netherlands Society of Neurology, she also chairs the scientific committee of the Dutch National MS registration of the Netherlands Society of Neurology, and she is a member of the scientific board of the Dutch MS society (MS vereniging Nederland).