Dr Michael Chen was named the 26th president of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) on August 10, 2021, according to details of a press release.
Dr Chen is a neurointerventionalist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, who has been practicing medicine for more than 14 years and is a professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and radiology. His work highlights minimally invasive treatments for brain and spinal cord vascular diseases.
In his new role, Dr Chen will spearhead projects to advance minimally invasive neuroendovascular care. “We know that tremendous disparities exist in our profession and in how our patients access treatment,” he stated. “Addressing that is going to be a key focus of our work this year.”
Dr Chen also serves as a senior editor for the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) and works with several patient advocacy foundations, including the Niekro Foundation and the Bee Foundation.
Dr J Mocco is currently president-elect of the society, Dr Mahesh V. Jayaraman was elected the vice president, and Dr Jenny Tsai was elected to be the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair.
Together, the SNIS board of directors plan to advance the field of neurointerventional surgery though initiatives including the SNIS Foundation, the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign, and JNIS.
Dr Chen added, “Our society, by its nature, is multidisciplinary and multispecialty, which allows us to not only challenge what we know, but really explore what we don’t yet know. Ultimately, being a part of this society makes us all better physicians and better people.”
Dr. Michael Chen becomes 26th president of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. News release. Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery. August 10, 2021. Accessed August 11, 2021. https://www.snisonline.org/