The Texas Neurological Society honored Stuart Black, M.D., chief of neurology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and co-director of the Baylor Scott & White Health Neuroscience Governance Council, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society's Annual Winter Conference held February 5 -7.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is a peer recognition award to honor members who distinguish themselves as leaders in the neurological profession and contribute their time and effort on behalf of the Society.
"Stuart has dedicated his life to helping others and we are very fortunate to have a leader such as Dr. Black as part of the Baylor University Medical Center team," said Doug Lawson, president, Baylor University Medical Center and president, Central Region, Baylor Scott & White Health—North Texas. "He is the epitome of professionalism and countless colleagues and patients are the beneficiary of his leadership skills and clinical expertise."
"This is a well-deserved honor," said Liz Youngblood, vice president, operations and administration, Baylor University Medical Center. "Dr. Black understands what it takes to run a comprehensive neurosciences program. His experience has helped us significantly as we have built and continue to grow this strategic service line."
Dr. Black has held many leadership roles during his career. He was a founding member and is a past president of the Texas Neurological Society. Within the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Black has served as chairman of the neurology section. He also served on the governing board and was the development committee chairman for the American Council for Headache Education. Dr. Black has also held numerous offices with the American Headache Society and has lectured nationally on the topic of headaches. He is an honorary Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and currently serves on the AAN Medical Economics and Management Committee, AAN Payment Alternative Team and AAN Advanced Practice Provider Work Group.
"Dr. Black's excellent reputation and strong network has aided us in recruitment of neurologists across our North Texas Division," Youngblood said.
Dr. Black joined Baylor University Medical Center's medical staff in 2009. He served on the clinical faculty of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for 37 years. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital.
In July 2015, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas' neurology & neurosurgery program was ranked No. 43 in the nation by The U.S. News Best Hospitals. These hospital rankings, now in its 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Baylor University Medical Center ranked No. 1 overall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and No. 3 in Texas.
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