UCNS Announces New Neurocritical Care Diplomates

02-17-2020 The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the names of the 136 physicians who passed the 2019 UCNS Neurocritical Care Certification Examination. Physicians who pass the certification examination have demonstrated their expert knowledge in the subspecialty and hold the distinction of being UCNS Diplomates.

There are currently 1,490 physician certified Diplomates and 69 UCNS-accredited fellowships in Neurocritical Care. 

Congratulations to the following physicians:

Loui Abdelghani, MD  James Christopher, Guth, MD  Michael Mendoza, MD  Ahmed Salem, MD, MSc 
Chinar Agarwal, MD Shamir Haji, MD  Jessica Mitchell, MD  Justin Sandall, DO 
Mohammed Sohel Ahmed, MD  Christian Hernandez, MD  Larry Morgan, DO  Shailendra Sawh, MD 
Ayham Alkhachroum, MD  Mohammad Yassin Hmadeh, MD  Matas Morkevicius, MD  Siddharth Sehgal, MD 
Raed M. Alnaji, MD Alejandro Hornik, MD  Manjunath Muddaraju, MD  Rahul Shah, MD 
Yu Au, MD  Joshua Huelster, MD  Ruth Musselman, MD  Vishank Shah, MD 
Elizabeth Azubike, MD  Ajit Indavarapu, MD  Bhupinder Natt, MD  Brett Sharpe, MD 
Vikramc Balakumar, MD  Sameen Jafari, MD  Madeline Nguyen, MD  Arman Sheibanikia, MD 
Jason Bartock, MD  Sudhir Kapoor, MD  Peggy Nguyen, MD  Faheem Sheriff, MD 
Andrew Bauerschmidt, MD  Anna Karpenko, MD  Nathaniel Nowacki, MD, MSc  Rakshit Shetty, MD 
Joshua Botdorf, DO  Omar Kass‐Hout, MD, MPH  Natalie Organek, DO  Asma Siddiqui, MD 
Paul Brady, MD
Syed Omar Kazmi, MD  Mohamed Osman, MD  Jason Siegel, MD 
Merritt Brown, MD  Mark Keegan, MB, BCh, MRCPI, MSc, DAB  Carlos Pacheco, MD  Chitra Sivasankar, MD 
Zerihun Bunaye, MD  Ashley Keiler‐Green, MD  Sohal Patel, MD  Aaron Skolnik, MD 
Bilal Butt, MD  Namir Khandker, MD  Niral Kirankumar, Patel, MD  Khaled Sorour, MD, ChB 
David Campbell, MD  Ayaz Khawaja, MD  Nikhil Patel, MD, MBA  Barry Stoll, DO 
Judy Ch'ang, MD  Yasser Khorchid, MD  Francisco Paz, MD  Tamara Strohm, MD 
Trupesh Chanpura, MD  Jung‐Min Kim, MD  Jeffrey Peel, MD  Kushak Suchdev, MBBS 
Mariane Charron, MD  Jennifer Kim, MD, PhD  Lars‐Kristofer Peterson, MD  Alexander Sweidan, MD 
Hunan Chaudhry, MD  Swathi Kondapalli, MD  Oleksandr Pistun, MD  Steven Mitchell Taback, MD 
Roger Cheng, MD  Andreas Kramer, MD  Roy Poblete, MD  Rocco Terrigno, MD 
Robert Cole, MD  Julie Kromm, MD  Lalith Premachandra, MD  Zachary Threlkeld, MD 
Philippe Couillard, MD  Pavis Laengvejkal, MD  Andrew Price, MD  Luminita Tudor, MD 
Jennifer Creed, MD PhD  Skyler Lentz, MD  Wyssem Ramdani, MD  Joshua VanDerWerf, MD 
Elaine Cristan, MD  Patricia Lerwick, MD  Darwin Ramirez Abreu, MD, RPVI Anantha Ramana Vellipuram, MD 
Ehab Daoud, MD  John Liang, MD  Joanna Isabelle Ramiro, MD  Chakradhar Venkata Krishna Venkata, MD 
Jared Davis, MD  Eric Darnell, Lucas, MD  Shyam Rao, MD  Kyle B. Walsh, MD, MS 
Thomas Delmas, MD  Enoch Lule, MD  Shishir Keekana Rao, MD  Adam Willis, MD, PhD
Khaled Fernainy, MD  Hiram Jose Maldonado Quintana, MD  Izad‐Yar Rasheed, MD  Jena Wirt Anderson, DO 
Shyam Kiran Gandam Venkata, MD  Ali Mansour, MD  Alexandra Reynolds, MD  Trenton Wray, MD 
Ravi Garg, MD  Paul Martinez, MD  Jia Romito, MD  Christine Yeager, MD 
Kevin Gobeske, MD, PhD, MPH  Yunis M. Mayasi, MD, MS  Andres Ruiz, MD  Mhd Ezzat Zaghlouleh, MD 
Ram Gowda, MD  Ermias Mekonnen, MD  Tagir Sabirov, MD  Samson Zarbiv, MD 
Aaron Gusdon, MD  Kara Melmed, MD  Umair Saeed, MD  Yuriy Zeylikman, MD 

Physicians in the United States and Canada who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for certification in Neurocritical Care. The next UCNS Neurocritical Care Certification Examination will take
place in November 2021. For a complete list of Neurocritical Care DiplomatesUCNS accredited training programs, and information about Neurocritical Care Certification, visit www.ucns.org.