Dr. Nathan Selden to become 65th president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

October 20, 2014

Nathan-Selden-webIn October, Nathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAPP, professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, began his term as president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Dr. Selden will serve as the 65th president of the CNS – the largest professional and educational organization for neurosurgeons in the world – for one year.

“Safety and quality are at the forefront of efforts today to make neurosurgery better. Educating the most thoughtful, up-to-date, and compassionate surgeons will improve the lives of our patients,” said Dr. Selden, Campagna Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and residency program director and vice chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine.

The CNS, founded in 1951, has more than 8,500 members worldwide. It hosts the largest scientific meeting for neurosurgeons in the world each year, publishes the journal Neurosurgery, and provides an online self-assessment tool required for all U.S. neurosurgeons participating in maintenance of their board certification, the Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery (SANS).