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Wim Weber

Wim Weber qualified in medicine at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands in 1983, and received a PhD in immunology through work at the University of Hasselt, Belgium. After finishing his neurology residency in Maastricht, he did a research fellowship in molecular immunology and multiple sclerosis at Harvard Medical School, Boston. From then on he worked as a neurologist in the Maastricht University Medical Centre, subsequently specialising in pain medicine and neuro-oncology. In 2003 he switched to movement disorders, with a focus on deep brain stimulation. He is associate professor of neurology at Maastricht University and joined The BMJ as clinical editor in 2010.

Competing interests

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© I have the following interests to declare:


My wife is a physician in the STD department of the South Limburg Public Health Service, Maastricht, where researchers sometimes submit work to The BMJ; I recuse myself from decisions on their papers.
We have some shares in a mutual fund, that does not invest in drugs, medical devices, or other health care companies.


I am employed by the Maastricht University Medical Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where I work as a consultant neurologist with special interest in Movement Disorders, and I hold a faculty appointment with Maastricht University. Both the Maastricht University and the Maastricht University Medical Centre are involved in medical education and research and benefit from the research success of their employees. I know personally or have academic collaborations with researchers who submit their work to The BMJ, but I recuse myself from decisions on their work.

Unpaid positions (current)

I am a member (unpaid) of the editorial board of BMC Neurology, and member of the Dutch Society for Neurology, and the Movement Disorders Society.