Affiliate Membership

Affiliate members are neurosurgeons who practice in the US and were trained internationally or certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS).

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Member Benefits

  • Stay on the cutting edge with print and online subscriptions to the official journals of the AANS from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG):
  • Save on your AANS Annual Scientific Meeting registration and NeuroU online courses
  • Become a leader in your field with eligibility to serve on AANS committees
  • Search for other members in the member directory
  • Earn and track subspecialty CME
  • Save on Professional Liability Insurance with The Doctors Company
  • Find qualified candidates or the next step in your career in the AANS Online Career Center
  • Save on products and services from Thieme and the Patient Education Institute

Membership Requirements

  • Reside/practice in North America
  • Affiliate members are either: trained and certified outside of North America and practicing in North America or board-certified by the AOBS;
  • Letters of sponsorship from three AANS member neurosurgeons
    Note: The AANS can assist in identifying a member sponsor
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English

Member Obligations

  • Pay Annual Dues:
    • $1,100 if residing in the US
    • $700 if residing in Canada/Mexico
    • $0 if active U.S. Military
  • Document at least 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ each calendar year (January 1 – December 31).
  • Attend the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in-person at least once every five years. On-demand or virtual attendance does not satisfy this requirement.

Apply for Membership

Before beginning your member application, please have the following information ready:

  • Payment method for application fee/first-year dues
  • Dates of attendance and names of medical school and residency programs
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Certification documentation

Upon completion of your application and remittance of membership fee, you will have immediate access to AANS member benefits.

If you have questions, please contact Member Services at, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566.AANS (2267).