Training Programs Achieve UCNS Accreditation

06-01-2024 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  248 UCNS-accredited training programs in UCNS-recognized subspecialties. UCNS congratulates the following programs and their program directors in achieving UCNS accreditation effective June 1, 2024.

Program  Program Director 
Headache Medicine
Northwestern University Bianca Barcelo, MD
Wright State University
Richard Kim, MD
Interventional Neurology
University of Texas, Austin Jefferson Miley, MD
SSM Health/St. Louis University  Guillermo Linares, MD 
Neurocritical Care  
University of Illinois at Chicago  Ciro Ramos Estebanez, MD, PhD, MBA
Barrow Neurologic Institute  Fiona Lynch, MD, MPH 
University of Pennsylvania Richard Phillips, MD, PhD

Training programs interested in applying for accreditation will find application and program requirement information for each subspecialty under Accreditation at Applications received by July 31, 2024,  will be reviewed in the fall of 2024.