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Ochsner Neurologist Named to National Board

Sports neurologist Jose Posas, MD, FAAN elected to American Academy of Neurology board

Ochsner Neurologist Named to National Board

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Ochsner Health is proud to share that sports neurologist José Posas, MD, FAAN was elected to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Boston last week.

The AAN represents over 40,000 members and is the largest professional association of neurologists and neuroscientists in the world. The organization is dedicated to promoting the highest quality, patient-centered neurologic care by bringing together neurologists who specialize in training, diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Currently, 92% of all neurologists in the U.S. belong to the AAN.

The AAN Board of Directors consists of 21 members who oversee the organization’s mission, vision, and goals through management of business and corporate affairs. Additionally, the Board fills a policymaking role by guiding the strategic direction of the organization, as well as providing financial and programmatic oversight.

“It is an honor and a privilege that I get to serve on the AAN Board of Directors, not only helping patients with neurological disorders, but also collaborating with my counterparts from across the country,” said Dr. Posas. “I am humbled and elated to be able to make impactful, strategic choices that will drive us into new frontiers in research, education, advocacy and equity for the communities that we serve and share these learnings and experiences with my Ochsner Neuroscience Institute colleagues.”

The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute is nationally recognized for quality care, including a national rating from U.S. News & World Report for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Healthgrades Neuroscience Excellence Award for more than a decade. It is accredited as a Level 4 Center by the National Associations of Epilepsy Centers and designated as a Center of Excellence for Spine Care, Huntington’s Disease and Parkinson’s disease. The Institute is one of the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience care teams in Louisiana and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For information on neuroscience at Ochsner Health, visit Ochsner Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Posas graduated from Loyola University New Orleans. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, completed his internship and residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in Sports Neurology at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. At Ochsner, his multidisciplinary concussion clinic gathers rehabilitation specialists to work directly with patients, using a collaborative approach to solve complex and persistent symptoms after concussion. Dr. Posas’ two-year term on the AAN Board of Directors began April 28, 2023.

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About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating more than 80 years of service, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and kidney transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities through its Healthy State by 2030 initiative, a bold and collaborative plan to realize a healthier Louisiana. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including 4,000 patients enrolled in 685 clinical studies in 2022. It has more than 38,000 employees and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 48 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2022, Ochsner Health treated more than 1.4 million people from every state and 62 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator of physicians, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit