Dr. Nathan Selden elected secretary of Society of Neurological Surgeons

May 30, 2017

Dr. Nathan SeldenNathan Selden, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S., Campagna Professor and chair of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, was recently elected secretary of the Society of Neurological Surgeons – the oldest neurosurgical organization in the world. Dr. Selden's term is effective immediately and was announced during the SNS annual meeting hosted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Founded by Harvey Cushing in 1920, the SNS is today the official representative body of U.S. academic neurosurgery department chairs and residency program directors. Dr. Selden is former residency program director in the Department of Neurological Surgery and has a long history of leadership in neurosurgical resident and fellow training. He has led a number of major projects for the SNS in recent years, including launching the national resident training "boot camp" effort and leading the Committee on Resident Education. He also chaired the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Neurological Surgery Milestones Project.

"I am honored to serve my neurosurgery colleagues and to provide leadership for our governance and education missions," said Dr. Selden. "I am also proud to represent OHSU, one of the foremost institutions for shaping new directions in neurosurgical training." Dr. Selden's term as SNS secretary continues until 2022.