AAN Announces New Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Today

MINNEAPOLIS – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has named Joseph E. Safdieh, MD, FAAN, as the new editor-in-chief of Neurology Today®, the official news source of the AAN. Safdieh began his role on July 1, 2017, after a transition period with outgoing Editor-in-Chief Steven P. Ringel, MD, FAAN. “I am very enthusiastic to take on the role as editor-in-chief,” Safdieh said. “I know just how valuable Neurology Today is to AAN members, and I have heard from many members that this is their main source for learning what they need to know about recent clinical and scientific advances in the medical literature. It is my hope that Neurology Today remains a critically important, high-quality, and well-balanced resource for neurologists to stay abreast of important advances in the field.” A graduate of New York University School of Medicine, Safdieh is the inaugural Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education Scholar and associate professor and vice chairman of neurology for education at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also an associate attending neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is the director of the neurology clinic. Safdieh has been associate editor of CME and self-assessment for the AAN’s Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology® since 2015. He has also served as Fall Conference Director for the AAN’s Neurology Update program since 2013, and has chaired the Distance Learning Subcommittee, the Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors and the Medical Student Self-Assessment Exam Work Group. “Dr. Safdieh is an outstanding choice to lead one of our most successful publications and build upon the strong foundation of the past Neurology Today editors,” said AAN President Ralph Sacco, MD, MS, FANA, FAAN. “His talents and experience with innovative ways to rapidly bring information to our members will advance Neurology Today to new levels of excellence.” Neurology Today is published twice a month and reports on breaking news, issues and trends in the practice and science of neurology, reaching 25,000 professionals. It delivers credible, up-to-the-minute, balanced, cutting-edge reporting and commentary for today's busy neurology professionals. The publication gives readers the inside track to key information from the AAN and provides news to keep up to date on the practical issues of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis and other disorders of the brain and nervous system.

The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 34,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

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