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About the AANS

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 12,000 members worldwide.

Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.


The AANS promotes the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery.

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Industrial Ct.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847.378.0500 or 1.888.566.AANS (2267)
Fax: 847.378.0600