Winter 2005 Issue

Practice Neurosurgeon Elected Vice President Of The Congress Of Neurological Surgeons

Anthony Asher, M.D., of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, and Director of the Brain Tumor Programs at both Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Hospital, was elected Vice President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) at the organization’s annual meeting held October 16-21 in San Francisco.

Anthony Asher, M.D.
“I am greatly honored by this appointment and I look forward to using this opportunity to help advance neurosurgical education,” said Asher.

In this position as Vice President, Dr. Asher’s specific focus will be on the creation and implementation of a self-assessment and self-education program for neurosurgeons to maintain clinical proficiency. This program is being developed in conjunction with the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Asher has been instrumental in the practice becoming a center for brain tumor research. He is one of only 206 physicians in the country to receive Clinical Trial Investigator Certification through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Recently, Dr. Asher completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Central Nervous Organ Site Committee of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Joint Section on Tumors for the past six years.

The CNS is an international organization with over 5,300 members worldwide. Founded in 1951, the purpose of the CNS is to promote public welfare through the advancement of neurosurgery, by a commitment to excellence in education, and dedication to research and scientific knowledge
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