The Hydrocephalus Association would like to congratulate Dr. Michael A. Williams on being named president of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF). The announcement was made at the association’s conference in Kyoto, Japan which took place October 19 – 22, 2012.
Dr. Williams is a member of the Hydrocephalus Association’s Medical Advisory Board
and served as the co-chair of our 12th National Conference on Hydrocephalus held in Bethesda, Maryland, this past June. He recently received a grant of approximately one million dollars from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and NASA‘s Human Research Program to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep-space exploration missions.
Dr. Williams is among the world’s most recognized specialists in the field of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders. He is the director of the Brain and Spine Institute’s Adult Hydrocephalus Center at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, which provides internationally recognized expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of adults with hydrocephalus and related conditions.
In his new role as President, Dr. Williams will work to further the mission of the ISHCSF, which is to “advance the art and science of the field of clinical care and research in hydrocephalus and CSF disorders and thereby promote the best possible care for patients with these disorders.” The Hydrocephalus Association heartily congratulates him on this latest acknowledgement of his leadership and expertise in the field of hydrocephalus.