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Governance and Leadership

The AANS is governed by a volunteer group of neurosurgeons, nominated and elected by fellow AANS members, who are committed to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.

Ann R. Stroink
Ann R. Stroink MD, FAANS
Anthony L. Asher
Anthony L. Asher MD, FAANS, FACS
E. Antonio Chiocca
E. Antonio Chiocca MD, PhD, FAANS
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani MD
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS
John A. Wilson MD
Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS
Past President
E. Sander Connolly, Jr.
E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD, FAANS
Vice President
Kathleen T. Craig
Kathleen T. Craig
Chief Executive Officer
Michael A. Chabraja Esq.
Michael A. Chabraja Esq.
Appointed Officer - Legal Counsel-Parliamentarian

Michael W. Groff MD
Michael W. Groff MD, FAANS
Chair, Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)
John Joseph Knightly MD
John Joseph Knightly MD, FAANS
Chair, NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA)
James T. Rutka MD
James T. Rutka MD, PhD, FAANS
Editor in Chief, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG)
Walavan Sivakumar MD
Walavan Sivakumar MD
Chair, AANS Early Career Neurosurgeons Committee (ECNC)

Aviva Abosch MD
Aviva Abosch MD, PhD, FAANS
Richard W. Byrne MD
Richard W. Byrne, MD, FAANS
Stacey C. Wolfe MD
Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS
Joseph S. Cheng MD
Joseph S. Cheng MD, MS, FAANS
Chair, Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS)
Michael Schulder MD
Michael Schulder MD, FAANS
Marjorie C. Wang MD
Marjorie C. Wang MD, MPH, FAANS

Kenneth S. Blumenfeld MD
Kenneth S. Blumenfeld MD, FAANS
Mark R. Iantosca MD
Mark R. Iantosca MD, FAANS, MBA
Ann M. Parr MD
Sharon Woods Webb MD
Sharon Woods Webb MD, FAANS

  • Sarah I. Woodrow, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Women in Neurosurgery (WINS)
  • Nnenna Shirley Mbabuike, MD President, American Society of Black Neurosurgeons (ASBN)
  • Dhany Charest, MD, FAANS Chair, Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS)
  • T Forcht Dagi, MD, DMedSc, FRCSEd, FAANS(L) Chair, AANS Section on the History & Culture of Neurosurgery
  • Adam S. Kanter, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves
  • Andreas Demetriades, MMBS, FRCS President, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • Bermans J. Iskandar, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • Blas Ezequiel Lopez Felix, MD, FAANS Representative, Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery
  • Andre Guelman Machado, MD, PhD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Stereotactic & Functional Surgery (ASSFN)
  • P. B. Raksin, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Neurotrauma & Critical Care
  • Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS President, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
  • Bello Bala Shehu, MBBS, FRCS, FACS, IFAANS President, Continental Association of African Neurological Societies (CAANS)
  • Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS Secretary, American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
  • William J. Mack, IV, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section
  • Katharine J. Drummond, MBBS, IFAANS, FRACS President, Asian Australian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS)
  • Isabelle M. Germano, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Luis Alencar Borba, MD, IFAANS President, Latin American Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (FLANC)
  • Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Pain