Fellows of the AAS (FAAS)

Fellows of the American Autonomic Society (FAAS)

Consider elevating your member status to Fellow of the American Autonomic Society. Fellowship is based on outstanding credentials, achievements, and contributions to the society. Election as a Fellow of the American Autonomic Society (FAAS) recognizes your clinical, scientific, and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. The right to include the initials FAAS among your credentials lets your colleagues and patients know that you have met the high standards required for Fellowship designation in the premier international organization of autonomic professionals. Fellowship is open to clinicians, scientists, and allied professionals with a major and productive interest in autonomic disorders and sciences. FAAS application submissions are closed for #AAS2021.

FAAS Awardees

2021 FAAS Awardees


Satish Raj M.D., MSCI, FHRS, FRCPC
University of Calgary

Howard Snapper, M.D.
Wellstar Health System

2019 FAAS Awardees


Wolfgang Singer, M.D.
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2018 FAAS Awardees


Ramesh Khurana, M.D.
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Vaughan G. Macefield, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Baker Heart Institute 

Ronald Schondorf, M.D., Ph.D.
McGill University

Cyndya Shibao, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

2017 FAAS Awardees


Victoria Claydon, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University 

Christopher Gibbons, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Janice Gilden, M.D.
Rosalind Franklin University

David Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health

2016 FAAS Awardees


Eduardo Benarroch, M.D.
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Italo Biaggioni, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Mark Chapleau, Ph.D.
University of Iowa

Thomas Chelimsky, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin

William Cheshire, M.D.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Roy Freeman, M.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess

Imad Jarjour, M.D.
Texas Children’s Hospital

Horacio Kaufmann, M.D.
NYU Langone Health

Phillip Low, M.D.
Mayo Clinic Rochester

David Robertson, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a member in good standing of the Society for 5 years as a Regular Member (or at least 7 years as an Allied Health Member).

  2. Devote a significant portion of their professional life to the study or treatment of autonomic disorders.


  3. Regular attendance at the American Autonomic Society Scientific Sessions


  4. History of Volunteer Activities for the American Autonomic Society


  5. Meet additional criteria for fellowship as described in the below document.


Please submit to Amber Millen: amber@americanautonomicsociety.org

How to Prepare & Submit Your Fellowship Application

Prepare a letter to the Fellowship Subcommittee. Your letter should describe your activities in the Evaluation Categories and add any supplemental information you feel the committee should know about you. Try to keep your letter to 1-2 pages.


Provide your current CV


Identify supporting materials. These can be highlighted in the CV and may include journal articles, books, appointments to the AAS society, administrative positions, poster or platform presentations, or other similar published materials. If some materials are difficult to obtain by the Fellowship Committee, then reprints might be accepted.


Notify your references (who must be AAS Fellows or surrogates as outlined in the Eligibility section point 8) to submit recommendation letters directly to the Academy, to amber@americanautonomicsociety.org.

Application Submission

Prepare a letter to the Fellowship Subcommittee. Your letter should describe your activities in the Evaluation Categories and add any supplemental information. Letters should be 1-2 pages.


Provide your current CV


Identify supporting materials. These can be highlighted in the CV and may include journal articles, books, appointments to the AAS society, administrative positions, poster or platform presentations, or other similar published materials. If some materials are difficult to obtain, reprints may be acceptable.


Notify your references, who must be AAS Fellows [or surrogates] to submit recommendation letters directly to the AAS


Submit all materials in electronic form to amber@americanautonomicsociety.org


The application fee is $100, to be payable to the American Autonomic society by check or by credit card (a link will be provided after you have submitted your application).

Evaluation Categories

I. Teaching


Undergraduate (medical school) education programs


Graduate (residency and fellowship) education programs


Continuing medical education or other medically related teachings


Supervision at the graduate or postgraduate level


Awards for teaching


 

 

II. Administration


Administrative responsibilities for autonomic disorders services


Special liaison activities related to autonomic nervous system physiology or clinical disorders


Other administrative positions related to autonomic disorders


Awards or special recognition for administrative duties


 

 

III. Scientific/Scholarly Work


Recent (in the last 10 years) or publications deemed by the Fellowship Subcommittee to be of great importance relevant to autonomic disorders, autonomic physiology, or related areas


Recent presentations in these areas at regional or national meetings


Grants in these areas


Participation on journal editorial boards, grant review committees, practice guideline committees


Awards for scholarly activities


 

 

IV. Society Participation related to Autonomic Disorders (American Autonomic Society and related professional organizations and patient advocacy groups)


List memberships and activities


Committee assignments in these organizations


Offices or other positions held in these organizations


Awards or special recognition for participation in professional organizations