Nicol Voermans, MD, PhD

Nicol Voermans, MD, PhD

Neurologist (The Netherlands)

Dr. Nicol Voermans works at the neuromuscular centre of the Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Her main research interest is inherited myopathies, in particular congenital myopathies, fascioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, and the neuromuscular features of inherited connective tissue disorders.

Voermans attendend medical school at Radboud University. She combined her master’s degree in medicine with that in philosophy. She received her training and certification in neurology at the same university and subsequently follow a neuromyology fellowship in various neuromuscular centres.  She has been a staff physician at the Neurology Department since 2010, and finished her PhD study on neuromuscular features in Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan syndromes in 2011. She serves as medical advisory board member of the Dutch Ehlers-Danlos and Marfan patient organizations. She is also a board member of the Dutch Neuromuscular Centre. Over the years, she has built international multidisciplinary collaborations with many researchers, and in 2014 she worked in the Department of Biomedicine  University Hospital Basel. In the same year, she was awarded as Young Myologist of the year by the World Muscle Society.