Vice Chair, Department of Urology
Professor Blok received his MD cum laude from the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1990. He was accepted for residency in neurology by professor Jan van Gijn, UMC Utrecht, but because of an interest in basic neuroscience, he moved to the UMC Groningen where he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy. He completed his PhD cum laude on the central control of the urinary bladder.
In order to regain clinical practice, he did residency in urology at the UMC Amsterdam and McGill University in Montreal. From January to October 2006, Dr. Blok was fellow of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research on female urology and stem cell research and was awarded a staff position at the department of Urology of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since November 2006 he has been staff urologist and since June 2023 full professor in Functional Neuro-Urology at the Erasmus MC.
He is director of the Erasmus Pelvic Care Center, medical coordinator of the urology department, consultant at the Rijndam Rehabilition center, and chair of the functional urology subdivision. Among other positions, he is chair of the European Association of Urology Guidelines Committee for Neuro-Urology, founding board member of the International Neuro Urology Society, specialty editor of Frontiers in Urology and member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Urology. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Blok of Erasmus MC has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.