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Goldstein elected to 2nd term on AAN National Board of Directors

Larry Goldstein, M.D., chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology. Photo by Shaun Ring
Larry Goldstein, M.D., chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology. Photo by Shaun Ring.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2023)  Larry Goldstein, M.D., chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology, has been elected to serve another two-year term on the board of directors of The American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Goldstein also is co-director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, co-director of the UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area and interim director of the UK-Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network.

Goldstein received his bachelor's degree in 1977 from Brandeis University and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1981. His subsequent professional training included an internship and neurology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York (1981-1985) and a research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Duke University (1985-1987). Goldstein advanced at Duke University to the rank of professor of neurology and director of the Duke Stroke Center prior to moving to the University of Kentucky in 2015.

He first became involved in the AAN as a medical student member as a way of meeting neurologists from across the country. Goldstein says as his career and experience developed, he found that working on committees was a great way of learning from passionate and engaged volunteers, while also being a way to support patients and the profession. Over the years, he has been a member of the AAN Quality Standards Subcommittee, the Practice Committee, the Stroke Systems Work Group, the Education Committee, the Joint Audit Committee (vice-chair), the Health Policy Subcommittee, the Neurology Chair’s Workgroup and Committee, and as an AAN Media Expert with a focus on cerebrovascular disease. Additionally, Goldstein has served as a member of the Continuum editorial board and is a member of the Neurology editorial board.

Goldstein says his experience in basic-translational, clinical, and health services/outcomes research combined with roles in leading professional guideline writing groups, governmental advocacy, and health policy all combined with his perspectives from leading a department give him a unique skill set to advance the missions of the AAN.

“The AAN is a wonderful resource for neurologists at every stage of their career and for addressing the needs of patients with neurological disorders,” said Goldstein. He says that along with his observations of those in the medical profession, particularly neurologists, facing daunting challenges is why he wanted to join the board of directors.

“One of my major motivations in becoming a department chair was to help build a program, advance the careers of both faculty and trainees, and address wider gaps and disparities in clinical care and care delivery," he said. "As a member of the BOD, I will have the opportunity to use my experience and perspectives to make a positive difference on a national if not international level.”

Goldstein’s new term began at the end of April.

About The American Academy of Neurology

The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals with 36,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

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