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Young Neurosurgeons Committee

The Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) provides representatives to the AANS leadership. They develop the future leaders of neurosurgery and provide a channel for young neurosurgeons to impact the direction of the specialty.

An individual can be nominated to the YNC by any AANS member. A call for nominations goes out each summer. To be eligible, the nominee must still be in training, under 40 years of age or not yet board certified. Elections happen before the end of August with AANS voters who are also under 40 years of age.

 

Read the current YNC newsletter for committee updates, book reviews, interviews, advice and more.

The YNC meets the Monday of the AANS and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) meetings. All are welcome to attend this meeting, including medical students.

Started by the YNC in 2006, neurosurgical trainees compete across several surgical simulations for the top prize.

 

This citation recognizes and honors the extraordinary efforts of a young neurosurgeon who, outside the traditional art and science of neurosurgery, has served the public in an exemplary fashion.

Follow the YNC on Twitter @YoungNeuros for news and updates on committee activities.

Find opportunities to become more involved in the AANS, NREF, NeuroPoint and AANS/CNS Sections.

 

In addition to the above charges and goals, the YNC manages:

  • The Medical Student Task Force
  • AANS Annual Meeting Functions
  • Young Neurosurgeons Luncheon
  • AANS Marshals Subcommittee
  • Contributions to AANS Neurosurgeon and Neurosurgery Blog
  • Delegation to AANS committees, AANS/CNS Sections, the Council of State Neurological Societies(CSNS), Jt. Guidelines Committee and the Washington Committee
  • Contributions and guidance to www.neurosurgerymatch.org
  • Publish the Young Neurosurgeons News
Jeremiah Nicholas Johnson MD, FAANS Chair
Michael Edward Ivan MD Vice Chair
Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom MD, FAANS Past Chair
Walavan Sivakumar MD Secretary
Owoicho Adogwa MD, MPH Member
Nitin Agarwal MD Member
Hanna N. Algattas MD Member
Frank Joseph Attenello III, MD Member
Ariana Simone Barkley MD Member
Joel Beckett MD Member
Andrew Phillip Carlson MD, MS, FAANS Member
Ankush Chandra Member
Tsinsue Chen MD Member
Randy D'Amico MD Member
David Lee Dornbos III, MD Member
Christopher Salvatore Graffeo MD Member
Robert M. Gramer Member
Douglas Hardesty MD Member
Allen L. Ho MD Member
Brian M. Howard MD Member
Lee S. Hwang MD Member
Benjamin C. Kennedy MD Member
Kimberly Price Kicielinski MD Member
Robert Koffie MD Member
Michael Robert Levitt MD, FAANS Member
Karthik Madhavan MD Member
Neil Majmundar MD Member
Michael M. McDowell MD Member
Laura McGuire MD Member
Catherine Ann Miller MD Member
Michael Mooney MD Member
Debraj Mukherjee MD Member
Joshua William Osbun MD, FAANS Member
Jonathan Pace MD Member
Brenton Henry Pennicooke MD Member
Yamaan S Saadeh MD Member
Visish M Srinivasan MD Member
Samuel Tomlinson Member
Daniel A. Tonetti MD Member
Jay D. Turner MD, PhD Member
Kwanza Tamu Warren Member
Jacky Yeung MD Member
Aurora S. Cruz MD Ex-Officio
Jasmine DiCesare MD Ex-Officio
Jay I. Kumar MD, MBA Ex-Officio
Michelle Lin MD Ex-Officio
Evan Luther MD Ex-Officio
Nitesh Vijay Patel MD Ex-Officio
Sophie Peeters MD Ex-Officio
Carolyn Sue Quinsey MD Ex-Officio
Shervin Rahimpour MD Ex-Officio
Angela Richardson MD Ex-Officio
James Wright MD Ex-Officio
Kimberley A. Bulat Staff Liaison
Chris A. Philips Staff Liaison
Prateek Agarwal Award Recipient
Joseph R. Linzey MD Award Recipient