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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
  • Publish the Young Neurosurgeons News