The United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) is pleased to announce the election of three members to the UCNS Board of Directors:

Paul G. Fisher, MD, is the Chief of the Division of Child Neurology at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Palo Alto, California. He was elected to serve a second three-year voting board term representing the Child Neurology Society.

Barbara Schildkrout, MD, representing the subspecialty of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, was nominated by the subspecialty's sponsoring organizations, the American Neuropsychiatric Association and Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology.  Dr. Schildkrout is a UCNS diplomate, certified in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry since 2012, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She will serve a two-year voting term.

Jaishri Blakeley, MD will serve a two-year non-voting term representing Neuro-oncology. UCNS certified in Neuro-oncology since 2009, Dr. Blakeley was nominated by the AAN Neuro-oncology Section. She is an Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

The UCNS Board of Directors has nine voting members. The five parent organizations have permanent seats with one vote each and four other seats are representatives of UCNS member subspecialties with voting privileges rotating amongst the subspecialties.  Meetings of the UCNS Board are also attended by non-voting representatives of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, the executive directors of the parent organizations attend meetings in an ex-officio capacity.

The UCNS is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization with a goal of enhancing the quality of patient care by accrediting physician training programs that meet the quality standards set by the UCNS and awarding certification to physicians who demonstrate their knowledge in one or more of the UCNS neurologic subspecialty areas. There are currently 2,823 UCNS-certified physicians and 197 UCNS-accredited fellowship training programs across nine neurologic subspecialties.