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LSUHSC’S ENGLAND ELECTED AANEM PRESIDENT

New Orleans, LA – Dr. John England, The Grace Benson Professor and Chairman of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been elected President of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM.) He will serve a one-year term beginning with his installation during the AANEM annual meeting in San Diego in October.

The AANEM was founded in 1953 and the membership has grown steadily over the years to more than 5,000 physicians. The primary goal of the AANEM is to serve physicians who diagnose and treat patients with disorders of muscle and nerve, extend the knowledge of electrodiagnostic medicine, and improve the quality of patient care. This is accomplished through programs in education, research, and quality assurance. The AANEM has a seat in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates and is a national medical society member of the Specialty and Services Society (SSS) of the AMA.

After earning his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. England completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where he was named Chief Resident. Dr. England completed an M.D.A. Clinical Neuromuscular Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by an M.D.A. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Dr. England was recruited by LSU Health Sciences Center in 1992 and spent nearly a decade in New Orleans on the faculty of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine before being recruited as Chairman of Neurology and Medical Director of Neurosciences of The Deaconess Billings Clinic. He returned to LSUHSC New Orleans as Professor and Chair of Neurology in 2007.

Dr. England is board certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in four states. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar, Dr. England was also inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society.

An examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine since 1989, he also served as President of the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology from 2001-03. Dr. England serves as the Chairman of the Neuromuscular Guidelines Steering Committee and the Polyneuropathy Task Force for the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Association of Electrodiagnostic and Neuromuscular Medicine and is the current Chairman of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. He has acted as a Consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Research Service since 1993. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Board of The Neuropathy Association since 2004 as well as an Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. England is an Associate Editor for Current Treatment Options in Neurology. He is an Editorial Consultant for Muscle and Nerve, Annals of Neurology, Brain, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, European Journal of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease, Circulation, The Lancet, The Lancet Neurology, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, an active member (by examination) of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the International Platform Association (by invitation) and the American Neurological Association (by election). He also belongs to the American Medical Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Society for Neurological Investigation, and the Society for Neuroscience.

Dr. England has been invited to speak to national and international professional societies and universities including international symposia on Electromyography and Related Clinical Neurophysiology, Physiology of ALS, Diabetic Neuropathy and Related Diseases, Stroke, Neurotrauma and Other Neurological Diseases in the United States, Japan, Italy, Greece, Germany and Mexico. He has been invited as a Visiting Professor by colleges and universities in Mexico, Japan, and the United States.

Dr. England has authored or co-authored nearly 200 publications including journal articles, book chapters, audio journals, reviews and abstracts.

Dr. England has been awarded research grant funding since 1983 by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as industry. His major research interests include diabetic neuropathy, experimental and clinical peripheral neuropathies, ALS, and the basis of pain in neuromas.

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