Fellows (FAANS) Membership

Join the AANS Today

AANS membership equips you with vital resources for career advancement and places you at the forefront of neurosurgical leadership. Your membership is key to shaping the future of neurosurgery through political advocacy and patient education.

And the FAANS designation means instant recognition of your status as a board-certified neurosurgeon.

Join us to lead and innovate in neurosurgery.

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 neurosurgery with eligibility to serve on AANS committees
  • 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
  • Search for other members in the member directory

Membership Requirements

  • Actively practicing neurosurgery
  • Resides/practices in North America
  • Board certified by one of the following: ABNS; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery
  • If you have been board certified for more than one year, three letters of sponsorship from an AANS voting member neurosurgeons are required
  • If you currently became board certified within the past year, no letters of sponsorship are required
  • 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
  • Primary hospital affiliation and start date
  • Current medical license number and dates in effect
  • Proof of board certification (unless ABNS-certified)

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 memberservices@aans.org, 847.378.0500 or toll-free at 888.566.AANS (2267).