John M. Corsak has achieved numerous milestones
in his distinguished professional career during his 25-year tenure
as technical coordinator in the neurology department of Norwalk
Hospital, and his most recent certification this year in the field
of neurodiagnostics marks an especially important accomplishment
recognized by his peers.
In June, Mr. Corsak became the first
technologist in Fairfield County,
and only the second in the state of
Connecticut, to receive the Certification in
Long Term Neurophysiological Monitoring (CLTM) awarded by the
prestigious American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked
Potential Technology (ABRET).
He previously earned R.EEG and E.EPT certifications from the
ABRET board, affirming the high professional standards of his work
as a diagnostic technologist in the fields of electroencephalography
(EEG) and evoked potential testing (EPT).
Certification by ABRET represents “the gold
standard in electro-neurodiagnostics, recognized worldwide and
required by many hospitals, clinics and neurology departments
nationwide,” the board website observed.
“Earning ABRET credentials requires study, focus, dedication
and significant preparation.”
Corsak, who resides in Danbury, is among an
elite group of nearly 8,000 EEG, EPT, CLTM and neurophysiologic
monitoring technologists who have received ABRET certifications.
ABRET has been focused on the competency and evaluation of
technologists serving the neurology community and patients for the
past 45 years.
Corsak’s commitment to meet the highest
professional standards in his work has been matched in recent years
by his interest in advancing his knowledge and skills through
graduate studies at Western.
In 2003 he enrolled in the Ancell School of Business,
completing studies to earn a master’s degree in health
administration in 2006 at WCSU.
Corsak credited former Western M.H.A. coordinator Dr. Neil Dworkin for his
direction of a flexible program that provided for presentation of
much of the course work on site at Norwalk Hospital. “The course
work was helpful in strengthening my skills in writing, financial
spreadsheets, insurance adjustments, HIPPA privacy policies for
patients and employees, and health care delivery systems,” Corsak
He previously received a bachelor’s degree in
psychology from Sacred
University and master’s degree in
counseling psychology from
military service as a second class petty officer with the U.S. Navy
from 1969 to 1975. He did internships at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in West Haven and at Yale New Haven Hospital, and graduated
in 1976 from the School of Electroencephalography Technology in Port
Chester, N.Y. He began his neurodiagnostics career as an EEG
technologist for Surgical and Medical Neurology Associates in Akron,
Ohio, from 1980 to 1984, and served as chief EEG technologist at St.
Vincent’s Medical Center in New
York City from 1984 to 1986.
As technical coordinator in the Norwalk
Hospital neurology department since 1986, Corsak’s responsibilities
have included supervision of technologists, in-service education of
staff in computer technology and video monitoring, and
administrative tasks such as capital budget management and
preventive maintenance reports. His extensive work in
neurodiagnostics has included development of testing modalities for
standard, long-term and ambulatory EEG recordings as well as EPT
Among his professional achievements is his past service as a member
of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of
Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists. He coauthored an article on
the “Clinical Utility of Topographic EEG Brain Mapping” published in
the Journal of Clinical Electroencephalography.