CAST: Committees

CAST Members serve 3 year terms, renewable once for a total of 6 years of service
The Committe on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST)

Nicholas Barbaro, MD, Chair

Charles Branch, Jr. MD, Secretary/Treasurer

Perry Ball, MD; Neurocritical Care, NCCTRAC Chair

E. Sander Connolly, MD; Cerebrovascular

Joanna Fifi, MD; CNS-Endovascular, NESAC Chair

John Miller, MD; Functional

Linda Liau, MD; Tumor & Skull Base

Cormac Maher, MD; Pediatrics

Vincent Traynelis, MD; Spine            

Robert Harbaugh, MD (RC Chair Ad Hoc)

Dan Resnick, MD (ABNS Secretary Ad Hoc)

Neuroendovascular Surgery Advisory Committee (NESAC)

Joanna Fifi, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurologist, NESAC Chair

Tudor Jovin, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurologist

Ameer Hassan, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurologist

Sameer Ansari, MD; CNS-Endovascular Radiologist

Colin Derdeyn, MD; CNS-Endovascular Radiologist

Lee Pride, MD; CNS-Endovascular Radiologist

Brian Hoh, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurosurgeon

Adam Arthur, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurosurgeon       

William Mack, MD; CNS-Endovascular Neurosurgeon

Vacancy:  CNS-Endovascular Radiologist

E. Sander Connolly, MD (CAST NS Ad Hoc)

Nicholas Barbaro, MD, Chair

Charles Branch, Jr. MD, Secretary/Treasurer

Neurocritical Care Neuro Trauma Advisory Committee (NCCAC)

Perry Ball, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon, NCCTRAC Chair

Ben Rogers, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Shelly Timmons, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Thomas Bleck, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurologist

Lori Shutter, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurologist

Jamie Ullman, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Alan Hoffer, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Michael Huang, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon       

Cheryl Chang, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurologist

David Okonkwo, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Alex Valadka, MD; Neurocritical Care Neurosurgeon

Vacancy: Neurocritical Care Anesthesiologist     

Nicholas Barbaro, MD, Chair

Charles Branch, Jr. MD, Secretary/Treasurer


NCC Fellowship Accreditation
NCC Fellowship accreditation will be done by the NCCTRAC (Neurocritical Care Neuro Trauma Advisory Committee) under the authority of the Society of Neurological Surgeons through CAST. This committee will establish fellowship requirements based on agreed-upon criteria, which will include NICU patient management experience, faculty expertise, facilities, learning and academic environment, and institutional/departmental support. The NCCTRAC committee will use these criteria to approve fellowship applications.

Accreditation of CNS Endovascular fellowships will be done by NESAC (Neuroendovascular Surgery Advisory Committee) under the authority of the Society of Neurological Surgeons through CAST. This committee will establish educational and training requirements for fellowship programs based on agreed-upon criteria, which will include patient management information for training fellows, faculty experience, facilities, academic environment, and institutional/departmental support.

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