HISTORY

The society was established in 1974 as the Southern Clinical Neurological Society. The founders envisioned the organization to be regional in scope and accordingly membership was restricted to neurologists residing and practicing in southern states. As the organization grew in popularity, membership was extended to neurologists practicing in all states. To reflect its national growth, in 2021 the Society changed its name to the Clinical Neurological Society of America.

Today, CNSA’s membership includes not just neurologists, but neuroscientists and other allied health professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners and advanced practice providers. Members hail from across the country and reconnect each January at the annual meeting in Florida. The gathering brings together experts in the field who are interested in advancing the practice of neurology for the betterment of patients. Members are also focused on strengthening a profession that faces new challenges, but also offers so much promise.

The society’s membership is known for fostering strong professional support systems and long-lasting friendships. Clinicians at any stage of practice are invited to join.

PAST PRESIDENTS

2018-2020

George G. Feussner, MD
Gainesville, FL

2016-2018

Robert T. Egel, MD
Oak Lawn, IL

2014-2016

Terry Detrich, MD
Easton, MD

2012-2014

Howard Kirshner, MD
Nashville, TN

2010-2012

Stephen Vanna MD
Voorhees, NJ

2008-2010

Basim M. Uthman, MD
Gainesville, FL and Doha, Qatar

2006-2008

Timothy L. Coleman, MD
Lexington, KY

2004-2006

John M. Pellock, MD
Richmond, VA

2002-2004

Daniel C. Dunlap, MD
Lafayette, LA

2000-2002

Richard H. Mattson, MD
New Haven, CT

1998-2000

Karl Misulis, MD
Jackson, TN

1996-1998

Patrick Griffith, MD
Atlanta, GA

1994-1996

Fred H. Allen, MD
Charlotte, NC

1992-1994

Ricardo Rangel, MD
Monterrey, Mexico

1990-1992

Gerald M. Fenchel, MD
Nashville, TN

1988-1990

R. Eugene Ramsay, MD
Miami, FL

1986-1988

David F. Scales, MD
Jacksonville, FL

1984-1986

R. Russell Wilson, MD
West Palm Beach, FL

1982-1984

A. B. Harrelson, MD
Richmond, VA

1980-1982

B. J. Wilder, MD
Gainesville, FL

1978-1980

B. L. Bercaw, MD
Naples, FL

1976-1978

William L. Griggs, MD
Ft. Smith, AR

1974-1976

John S. Warner, MD
Nashville, TN