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Berger Named to Lead Two National Neurosurgical Organizations

By UCSF Today | October 5, 2007

Mitch Berger, MD, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, was recently selected to lead two prestigious organizations in the field of neurosurgery.

Berger was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and was appointed to the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 7,200 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. The organization plays a key role in leading the field.

"The AANS and I have been benefiting from Dr. Berger's advice and counsel in many ways over the years, most recently through his role as the physician chair responsible for developing programming for the two most successful annual scientific meetings in the organization's history," said Tom Marshall, executive director, AANS. "I am personally very grateful and excited to have Dr. Berger's keen insight and perspective in assisting leadership and management in guiding the AANS' policy for the next several years as a member of our board."

Appointed to the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Berger will be part of a small group of academic leaders who dictate policy with regard to board certification for all neurosurgeons in the country.

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