AREAS of EXPERTISE
These are some examples of Dr. Nelson's areas of expertise.
NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list. If you have any questions or need any clarification, Ask Dr. Nelson.
what is the difference between ABP, aBPN, AAP, AAN?
Fellow status in the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) acknowledges exemplary work and achievements in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology or academic/administrative neurology, in the AAN, and in the community.
Most pediatric neurologists obtain certification from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN provides certification in neurology with additional qualification in child neurology. Board certification is proof of dedication and professionalism. Certification by the ABP and ABPN consist of a certification exam at the end of training and maintenance of certification throughout their career.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a membership organization that advocates for children and pediatricians in the US, is the largest provider of educational materials for pediatricians & child subspecialists in the world. The AAP does NOT certify pediatricians. In fact, there are AAP members who are not board certified. However, to become a Fellow of the AAP (FAAP), ABP certification is required.
The FAAP designation after a doctor's name stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatricians who maintain their FAAP designation have obtained board certification in pediatrics and made an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning and advocacy for children.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the world's largest association of neurologists & neuroscience professionals. Fellow status in the AAN is an esteemed category of membership which acknowledges exemplary work and achievements in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology or academic/administrative neurology, in the AAN, and in the community.
What's in a name?
Stephen Nelson, MD, PhD, FAAN, FAAP
The Fellow designation (FAAN) is a formal distinction available to AAN members and recognizes special achievement in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, or academic or administrative neurology. Fellows may be elected only from among candidates who meet the qualifying criteria.
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