Training Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation

12-1-2021 The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the names of five 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 223 UCNS-accredited training programs in UCNS-recognized subspecialties. UCNS congratulates the following programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective December 1, 2021.

Program  Program Director 
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry 
Rode Island Hospital/Brown University  Chuang-Kuo Wu, MD, PhD 
University of Kansas Medical Center  Ryan Townley, MD 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  Sarah Kremen, MD 
Headache Medicine 
George Washington University School of Medicine  Amanda Tinsley, MD 
Neurocritical Care 
Albany Medical Center  Tamer Abdelhak, MD 

Training programs interested in applying for accreditation will find application and program requirement information for each subspecialty under Accreditation at UCNS.org. Applications received by the June 1, 2022, deadline will be reviewed for accreditation in the fall of 2022.