Associate Membership (MDs and PhDs)

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Place yourself at the forefront of advancing and safeguarding neurosurgery

Actively contribute to influential political advocacy and reinforce the impact of your profession

Get indispensable resources tailored to support your career ambitions

Membership Requirements

  • Non-neurosurgeon MD or PhD
  • Reside/practice/employment in the U.S., Canada or Mexico
  • Certified by the national board of certification in the field of their primary activity (if such board exists)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Member Benefits

  • Stay on the cutting edge with discounted 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 and join subspecialty sections
  • 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

Member Obligations

  • Pay annual dues: $175

Apply for Membership

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

  • Dates of attendance and institution names for medical school, internship and residency
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Proof of board certification (if relevant board exists)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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).