Training Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation

6-1-2022 The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the names of seven newly accredited UCNS fellowship training programs. Programs attaining UCNS accreditation status offer the core curriculum established by the subspecialty and meet required quality standards established by UCNS.

Accreditation is a voluntary process of evaluation and peer review based on UCNS accreditation standards. Fellows who complete a UCNS-accredited program meet the training eligibility requirements to apply for certification in the subspecialty. There are now 229 UCNS-accredited training programs in UCNS-recognized subspecialties, including the first two accredited in the newest UCNS-recognized subspecialty of Interventional Neurology. UCNS congratulates the following programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective June 1, 2022.

Program Program Director 
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry  
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Arash Salardini, MD 
Headache Medicine   
Nuvance Health Hida Nierenburg, MD
Rush University Medical Center Rima Dafer, MD, MPH
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nasima Shadbehr, DO 
Interventional Neurology   
Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital  Anmar Razak, MD 
JFK University Medical Center
Jawad Kirmani, MD 
Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Eric Wong, MD 

Training programs interested in applying for accreditation will find application and program requirement information for each subspecialty under Accreditation at Applications received by the July 31, 2022, deadline will be reviewed for accreditation in the fall of 2022.