The Voice of Academic Neurology's Leaders

The Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN) serves as a forum for the Chairs of Departments or Divisions of Neurology in accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada to discuss academic interests and challenges. The AUPN supports department chairs through its educational offerings that are geared toward the leaders in Neurology Departments including program directors and clerkship directors. 

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2023 November NeuroTransmitter: Thomas Lloyd Named Chair of Neurology at Baylor | Dr. Thomas Lloyd, an expert in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular disorders such as inclusion body myositis, motor neuropathies and muscular dystrophies, has been named the Chair of the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine effective November 1, 2023. Lloyd earned a BA in chemistry and biochemistry from Rice University and is a...[Read More]

2023 October NeuroTransmitter: Andrei Alexandrov named Chair at University of Arizona College of Medicine | Andrei Alexandrov, MD, has joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix as chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Alexandrov specializes in the development of novel reperfusion therapies for stroke. Prior to joining the college, he served as chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at the University...[Read More]

2023 September NeuroTransmitter: Rohit Dhall named Chair of Neurology at UAMS | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has named Rohit Dhall as chair of the Department of Neurology effective July 1. Dhall joined the UAMS faculty in 2016 and has served as professor, vice chair for clinical research and director of neurodegenerative disorders in the Department of Neurology since 2021. He has directed...[Read More]

2023 August NeuroTransmitter: In memoriam: Barry Arnason | Barry Arnason, MD, the founding Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Chicago, died on July 17, 2023 at the age of 89. Born and raised in Canada, Arnason graduated from University of Manitoba Medical School before going to Massachusetts General Hospital in 1958 to complete his neurologic training and a fellowship in the laboratory of Byron Waksman. He served on the...[Read More]

2023 July NeuroTransmitter: Jose Romano Appointed Interim Chair at University of Miami | Jose Romano has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after the untimely passing of Dr. Ralph Sacco from glioblastoma in January.  Romano is Professor of Neurology, Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Stroke Division in the University of Miami Department of Neurology, and...[Read More]

2023 June NeuroTransmitter: Jaffar Khan Appointed Chair of Neurology at Emory | Jaffar Khan has been appointed chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, effective April 1, 2023.  He has led the department as interim chair since May 2021. Khan graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at the University of Iowa, followed by a one-year fellowship in clinical...[Read More]

2023 May NeuroTransmitter: Mohamed Koubeissi Named Interim Chair at George Washington | Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, MA, FAAN, FANA, FAES, has been selected to serve as Interim Chair of the George Washington University Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Koubeissi was previously the Director of the Epilepsy Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, MA, FAAN, FANA, FAES, has been selected to serve as Interim Chair of the George Washington University Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Koubeissi was previously the Director of the Epilepsy Center at the GWU School of...[Read More]

2023 April AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Michael Jaffee Named Chair at University of Florida | University of Florida neurologist Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., has been named chair of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Neurology.  Dr. Jaffee earned bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in the biological basis of behavior and in health care systems from the Wharton School. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of 1992...[Read More]

2023 March AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Amre Nouh appointed Chair at Cleveland Clinic Florida | Cleveland Clinic Florida has appointed Amre Nouh MD, MBA, FAHA, as Regional Chair of Neurology and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Neuroscience Institute.  Dr. Nouh is an expert in cerebrovascular disease and was previously System Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at Hartford HealthCare and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke...[Read More

2023 February AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Remembering Ralph Sacco | On January 17, 2023, the neurology community lost a visionary leader with the death of Ralph Sacco, MD at age 65 from glioblastoma.  Dr. Sacco was the Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders, Miller Professor of Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics, and Neurosurgery, and executive director of the Evelyn McKnight Brain Institute, as well as Senior Associate Dean...[Read More

2023 January AUPN NeuroTransmitter: AUPN Winter Programs Are Here! | Program Directors’ Workshop.  On Friday, January 27th from 2pm – 4pm CST, the Program Director’s Liaison Group and the AUPN will host our annual Program Director’s Workshop.  This year’s session is entitled “Managing the Circus: Juggling All the Responsibilities of a Program Director.”  This session will discuss how to prioritize and manage the varied roles and responsibilities of a...[Read More

2022 December AUPN NeuroTransmitter: Jackson named Chair at UT San Antonio | Please welcome to the AUPN Dr. Carlayne E. Jackson, who was appointed chair of Neurology in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in September, after serving as interim chair since April.  Dr. Jackson earned her medical degree at UT Health Science Center San Antonio in 1987 and subsequently...[Read More

2022 November AUPN NeuroTransmitter: In Memoriam: Arthur K Asbury, MD | Arthur Knight Asbury, MD, a pioneer of clinical and experimental peripheral nerve research, died on October 19, 2022 of prostate cancer and dementia at age 93. He was the Van Meter Professor of Neurology Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and had previously served as Neurology department chair and Interim Dean and Executive Vice President...[Read More]

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