Autonomic Disorders Volunteers Needed for UCNS Positions

The Autonomic Board of UCNS is looking to fill some soon-to-be vacant positions. Please see the details below.


If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please email by March 1, 2020. Your email should include:


  1. a statement about which committee you are interested in serving;
  2. a brief (100 word) statement of why you are interested and qualified; and
  3. please attach a copy of your CV.


Applicants should be UCNS Diplomates in Autonomic Disorders.



Certification Examination Committee

Five nominees needed. Four of the five nominees needed will replace the highlighted members shown below. One additional nomination is needed to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Dr. Weese-Mayer. New committee member terms will run from May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2023. The three-year terms are renewable one time. Please note, exam committee members must be UCNS-certified meeting requirements in the subspecialty or pass the subspecialty certification examination via an essay examination within six months of appointment.


Autonomic Disorders Certification Examination Committee Members

  • William P. Cheshire, MD, Mayo Clinic – term expires 4/30/20
  • Roy L. Freeman, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – term expires 4/30/20
  • David S. Goldstein, MD, PhD, NINDS, NIH – term expires 4/30/20
  • Phillip A. Low, MD, FAAN, Mayo Clinic – term expires 4/30/20
  • Paola Sandroni, MD, PhD, Vice Chair, Mayo Clinic
  • Elizabeth Coon, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Peter Novak, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • Brian Olshansky, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Lauren Phillips, MD, UT Southwestern Medical School



Milestones Development Task Force

Three nominees needed. Three subject matter experts are needed to draft the subspecialty-specific patient care and medical knowledge milestones for the subspecialty’s UCNS accredited training programs. It would be helpful, but not required, for the nominees to be program directors. Time commitment will include not more than three one-hour conference calls and several reviews/discussions of the drafted milestones by email.