Drs. Kathelijne van Nielen
I graduated in neurology at the University of Groningen in the year 2000. I’ve practiced within my profession with great enthusiasm ever since. Not only is it important to listen to the patient, but asking the right questions, noticing the symptoms and deductive reasoning are equally important. Anatomical knowledge and knowledge of the functioning of the nervous system help me to determine the most probable cause of a complaint. Simple tools such as the reflex hammer and tuning fork are also of help. When the diagnosis is confirmed after a more thorough investigation, it feels as if a riddle/calculation has been solved. Every patient is different and needs tailored treatment or advice. Treatment options in neurology have expanded in the last decade. This way my job remains fascinating. I have a broad interest in neurology, but a special interest in some focus areas. Since 2016 I am a certified somnologist: expert in sleep medicine. I have worked in several hospitals, including university and top clinical hospitals. The Dutch branch of ACIBADEM, located in Amsterdam, is a relatively small centre: the more personal care that a small organization can provide greatly appeals to me. Besides, ACIBADEM is part of an international network. I like the dynamic atmosphere that results from working in a rapidly developing organization . I can practise neurology in (almost) all its aspects, in a pleasant team of physicians and motivated staff.
Specialization / focus areas
Sleep medicine, headache, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and locomotor complaints
2020 – present Consultant neurology/ Somnologist, ACIBADEM IMC, Amsterdam
2019 – 2020 Consultant neurology/ Somnologist, Netherlands Sleep Institute, Amersfoort
2012 – 2018 Consultant neurology, IJsselmeer hospitals, Lelystad and Dronten location
20 class="green"10 – 2011/p> Consultant neurology , Sint Jansdal hospital, Harderwijk
2008 – 2009 Consultant neurology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein
2004 – 2007 Consultant neurology, Deventer Hospital, Deventer
2001 – 2004 Consultant neurology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht
2001 Fellow neuro-oncology, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital, Amsterdam
2016 Examination in Sleep Medicine (Somnology), European Sleep Research Society, Bologna
1995 – 2000 Registrar Neurology (specialization), University Hospital, Groningen
1994 – 1995 Senior house officer neurology, University Hospital, Groningen
1993 – 1994 Senior house officer neurology, St Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg
1984 – 1993 Medical school, University of Utrecht
1984 – 1990 Medical school, University of Groningen
2018 Member of senior management, IJsselmeer hospitals
2012 – 2018 Working group OSAS/sleep-disorders, IJsselmeer hospitals. Chairman 2015-2018
2015 – 2018 Auditor IFMS (Individual Functioning Medical Specialists)
2012 – 2018 Member of ICU commission
- Dutch Society of Neurology (NVN)
- Dutch Society for Sleep- wake research (NSWO)
- European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO)
- Dutch League against Epilepsy
- Dutch Headache society
Quality of Life in non-irradiated patients with low-grade gliomas.
KMB van Nielen, MC Visser, HGJ Krouwer
Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol 21. No 1. 1994 (P101, abstract).
A case of Ollier’s disease associated with two intracerebral low-grade gliomas.
KMB van Nielen, BM de Jong. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 1999; 101:106-110.
The diagnostic difficulties of meningeal and intracerebral plasma cell granulomas- presentation of three cases. Brandsma D, Jansen GH, Spliet W, van Nielen K, Taphoorn MJB. J. of Neurology 2003; 250: 1302-1306
Fracture of the femoral neck in bed caused by an epileptic seizure. Zijlmans GJ, Huijbregts JE, van Nielen KM. NTVG 2006; 150 (13): 747-9