About the AANS

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the AANS is a leading scientific and educational organization with 12,000+ global members.

Our members, board-certified by renowned institutions such as the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, are at the forefront of treating disorders affecting the nervous system.

Together, we’re shaping the future of neurosurgery.

Our Mission

The AANS is dedicated to propelling the specialty of neurological surgery forward. Through rigorous education, groundbreaking research, robust advocacy, and the advancement of outcomes science, we strive to ensure the highest standards of patient care are met and exceeded. Our commitment is to the future of neurosurgery, where patient outcomes are improved through the collective efforts of our members’ expertise and dedication.

Core Values

Our foundation is built upon six pillars that guide us in all we do:

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism

Contact us

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Industrial Ct., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: 847.378.0500 | Toll-Free: 1.888.566.AANS (2267)
Fax: 847.378.0600
Email: info@aans.org