The AANS Mission Statement

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) promotes the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery.

AANS Values


Integrity – Leadership – Excellence – Professionalism

AANS Officers


Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS
President
Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS
President Elect
Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS
Vice President
Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS
Secretary
John A. Wilson, MD, FAANS
Treasurer
Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS
Past President

Directors-at-large


Nicholas Barbaro, MD, FAANS
E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS
Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, MSc, MBA, FAANS
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FAANS
Jacques J. Morcos, MD, FAANS
Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS

Regional Directors


Curtis J. Rozzelle, MD
Regional Director SE
Gregory R. Trost, MD, FAANS – NW
Regional Director NW
Mark A. Vanefsky, MD, FAANS – SW
Regional Director SW
Andrew E. Wakefield, MD, FAANS – NE
Regional Director NE 2018 – 2021

Historian


Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS

Ex-officio


Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS
Section on Tumors
Julian E. Bailes Jr., MD, FAANS
Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FAANS
Section of Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
Robert E. Gross, MDMD, PhD, FAANS
Section on Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Regis W. Haid Jr., MD, FAANS
NREF
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS
NPA
Edjah Kweku
Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS
Christopher J. Neal, MD, FAANS
Joint Military Committee
Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD, FAANS
Section on History of Neurological Surgery
Mark R. Proctor, MD, FAANS
Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Joshua M. Rosenow, MD, FAANS
Council of State Neurosurgical Societies
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS
JNSPG
Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS
Section on Pain
Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS
Section on Women in Neurosurgery
Babu G. Welch, MD, FAANS
Cerebrovascular Section

Liaisons


E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, FAANS
American Academy of Neurological Surgery
Nasser M. F. El Ghandour, MD, IFAANS
CAANS
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FAANS
ABNS
Walter D. Johnson, MD, FAANS(L)
WHO
Jesus Lafuente, MD
EANS
Blas E. Lopez Felix, MD, FAANS
Mexican Society of Neurological Surgeons
Stephen P. Lownie, MD, FRCSC, FAANS
Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences
Basant Kumar Misra, MD
AASNS
Ganesh Rao, MD, FAANS
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Franco Servadei, MD
WFNS
Claudio G. Yampolsky, MD, IFAANS
FLANC

AANS Executive Office


Kathleen T. Craig
Executive Director
Alice I. Kelsey
Associate Executive Director
Beth A. Sartore, CAE
Associate Executive Director
Dennis J. Rizzo, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Michael A. Chabraja, Esq.
Parliamentarian/Legal Counsel

AANS/NREF/NPA Executive Office


5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Phone: 847.378.0500
Toll-free: 888.566.AANS (2267)
Fax: 847.378.0600
info@aans.org
www.aans.org