J Mocco, an endovascular neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai in New York City, USA has been named the 2022 president of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) and will lead the SNIS’ initiatives to advance excellence in minimally invasive neuroendovascular care.
“SNIS has an incredible opportunity to engage with medical minds across the world,” said Mocco. “I am eager to work with renowned neurointerventionists near and far to share best practices and improve outcomes for our patients. SNIS is proud to continue neurointerventional innovation on a global scale.”
Mocco has published more than 525 peer-reviewed publications, edited three textbooks on neurosurgical techniques, and runs both national and international clinical trials to help patients with cerebrovascular disease.
Outside of his clinical work, he serves as a professor and senior system vice chair in the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai and the director of the Cerebrovascular Center. His research interests focus on translational efforts to treat ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke.
Mahesh Jayaraman, a neurointerventional radiologist at Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, USA), is now president-elect of SNIS and Johanna Fifi, a neurointerventionist at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA), has been elected vice president.
Additional 2022 board members are:
- Treasurer: Guilherme Dabus (Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, USA)
- Secretary: Reade De Leacy (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA)
- Education chair: Peter Kan (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA)
- Member-at-large—Neuroradiology: Jeremy Heit (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)
- Member-at-large—Neurosurgery: Justin Mascitelli (University of Texas Health & Science Center, San Antonio, USA)
- Member-at-large—Neurology: Sunil Sheth (University of Texas Health McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, USA)
- Immediate past president: Michael Chen (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA)
- Second past president: William Mack (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Audit committee chair: Justin Fraser (University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA)
- Diversity, equity & inclusion chair: Jenny Tsai (Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, USA)
- Governance committee chair: Michael Froehler (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA)
The SNIS board of directors will continue to advance the specialty of neurointerventional surgery through initiatives like the SNIS Foundation, the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign, and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS), as per an SNIS press release.