Join the AANS

Welcome to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) – your partner in defining the future of neurosurgery.


Our members stand at the forefront of neurosurgical innovation, education, and advocacy.

Join the brightest minds and the most dedicated professionals in the field.

Join us, and be part of a dynamic community committed to advancing neurosurgery and improving patient care.

Welcome to the future of neurosurgery.

Welcome to the AANS.

Membership Types

North American Neurosurgeons

Fellows (FAANS)

Neurosurgeons residing in North America who are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery.


Neurosurgeons who are eligible for board certification in North America


Neurosurgeons certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS) or trained internationally and practicing in the U.S


Retired from operative neurosurgery, with more than 20 years spent as an AANS member

In Training Neurosurgeons

Candidate (Residents/Fellows)

Residents and fellows training in the U.S., Canada or Mexico

Medical Student

Students enrolled in an accredited medical school in the U.S., Canada or Mexico

International Neurosurgeons and Trainees

International Neurosurgeons

Neurosurgeons trained and residing outside of the U.S. and Canada

International Candidate (Residents/Fellows)

Residents or fellows enrolled in neurosurgical training program outside of the U.S., Canada and Mexico

Neurosurgical Professionals

Associate (MDs and PhDs)

Non-neurosurgeons involved in neurosurgery and neuroscience, including non-neurosurgical MDs and researchers

Advanced Practitioners

Nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) involved in neurosurgical care


Allied (Administrative Staff and Surgical Techs)

Certified surgical technologists and neurosurgical administrative staff

Questions about membership?

Contact Our Member Services Department

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Industrial Ct.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852

Phone: 847.378.0500 or 888.566.2267
Fax: 847.378.0600

Office Hours: 8:30 am-5 pm CT