UCNS Approves Interventional Neurology for Neurologic Subspecialty Recognition

5-5-2020 The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) will soon be accrediting training programs and certifying physicians for the neurologic subspecialty of Interventional Neurology. The UCNS Board of Directors approved the application for Interventional Neurology subspecialty recognition at its April 27, 2020, board meeting. 

The Interventional Neurology application was sponsored, prepared, and submitted by the International Interventional Neurology Society and American Neurological Association. The UCNS will now work with the sponsoring organizations to begin the process of developing and finalizing the subspecialty standards for fellowship training program accreditation and certification criteria for physicians. 

Interventional Neurology is a subspecialty that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology, radiologic imaging, and clinical expertise to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system, head, neck, and spine. There will be a practice pathway to certification for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists who are certified by an American Board of Medical Specialties, American Osteopathic Association, or Royal College of Physicians Surgeons of Canada. 

The accreditation and certification development process will take an estimated 12-18 months to complete. Details will be released and available on the UCNS website at www.ucns.org.