Congratulations New and Recertified Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Diplomates

2-26-2019 The UCNS is pleased to announce the names of the physicians who passed the 2018 UCNS Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Certification and Recertification examinations. 

Demonstrating their expert knowledge in the subspecialty, 39 physicians passed the initial certification examination and now hold the distinction of being UCNS Diplomates. A total of 30 physicians passed the Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Recertification Examination and have demonstrated their commitment to life-long learning by meeting the continuing medical education and subspecialty knowledge requirements. There are currently 407 physician certified Diplomates and 35 UCNS-accredited training programs in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry.

Congratulations to the following physicians:

New Diplomates

Faizi Ahmed, MD
Carolyn Anne Fredericks, MD Silky Pahlajani, MD 
Rebecca Mae Allen, MD, MPH  Raquel Gardner, MD  Riddhi Patira, MBBS 
Adel A Ahmed Aziz, MD  Ian Grant, MD  David L. Perez, MD, MMSc 
James Russell Bateman III, MD  Jacob Nicholas Hall, MD  Justin Aren Charles Persson, MD 
Alessandro Biffi, MD  Wei He, MD  Matthew Eugene Peters, MD 
Sonja Blum, MD, PhD  David Hayes Hunter, MD  Ali Abbas Rashid, MBBS
Stephanie Buss, MD  Elizabeth Bartelt Joe, MD  Aaron Roy Ritter, MD 
Julie Ann Ciardullo, MD  Youngsin Jung, MD, PhD  Russell Patrick Sawyer, MD 
Amy Rose Corcoran, MD  Desmond Marc Kaplan, MD  Jamie Leigh Starks, MD 
Adam John Darby, MD  Elissaios Karageorgiou, MD, PhD  Rawan Al Tarawneh, MD 
Curtis G. Delplanche, MD  Supriya Marie Mahajan, MD  Joseph Chun Wearn, Tham, MD 
Nazlie Faridi, MD, MSc  Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD  Sarah Megan Tymchuk, MD 
Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD  Brice Victor McConnell, MD, PhD  Jacqueline Wertheim Vanderburgh, MD

Recertified Diplomates

Gaston C. Baslet, MD Andrew K. Howard, MD  Aida Rjepaj, MD 
John A. Bertelson, MD  Nancy B. Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN  Piro Rjepaj, MD 
Bradford D. Bobrin, MD  Peter S. Miller, MD  Heidi Lynne Roth, MD 
David Bresch, MD  Kenneth J. Miller, MD  Heike I. Schmolck, MD 
Kristin M. Brousseau, DO  Evan D. Murray, MD  Daniel J. Shine, MD 
Ricardo K. Espaillat, MD  Mohan S. Nair, MD  Kyle J. Steinman, MD, MAS 
Barry S. Fogel, MD  James M. Noble, MD, MS  David B. Sudderth, MD 
Manish A. Fozdar, MD  Mary Ellen Quiceno, MD  Nilufer Taner, MD, PhD 
Gautam Ganguly, MD  William A. Rafuls, MD  Jacques L. Winter, MD 
Ellen C. Gaughan, MD  John M. Ringman, MD  Hal S. Wortzel, MD 

Physicians in the United States and Canada who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. The next initial certification examination will take place in 2020. For a complete list of all Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Diplomates, UCNS accredited training programs, and information about Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Certification, visit