Terry P. Detrich, MD, Named President of Southern Clinical Neurological Society

Detrich-Terry-11.9.11Terry P. Detrich, MD, Named President of Southern Clinical Neurological Society

At the 41st annual meeting of the Southern Clinical Neurological Society, held in Singer Island, Florida, Terry P. Detrich, MD, FAAN, was named president of the organization for the 2014-2016 term.  The Southern Clinical Neurological Society (SCNS) is an organization of clinical and academic neurologists and other professors dedicated to neurology and the neurosciences.  The primary purpose of the SCNS is education with a goal of improving the clinical practice of neurology and care of neurological patients.  The mission of the SCNS is to support and enhance the study, acquisition, dissemination and application of knowledge concerning neurology in all of its phases; biological, clinical and social.  The SCNS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for continuing medical education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dr. Detrich is currently the medical director of the Stroke Center at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton.  He graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1971 and completed his neurology residency at the University of Maryland Department of Neurology in 1976.  He has maintained a neurology practice in Easton since 1976.  Dr. Detrich has also received a clinical appointment as is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Department of Neurology and was co-director of the Neurology Continuing Medical Education Program in 2012.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Detrich is the 21st president of the SCNS which was formed in 1972.  The organization was originally organized to be regional in nature and membership was restricted to neurologists residing and practicing south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  As the Society continues to grow, membership was extended to neurologists practicing in the entire United States and eventually internationally.  The Society membership is currently comprised of over 360 physicians and other health professionals residing and practicing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Middle East and Europe.

Dr. Detrich succeeds Dr. Howard Kirshner, vice chairman of neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Photo: Terry P. Detrich, MD, FAAN