To advance spine and peripheral nerve patient care through education, research and advocacy.
To foster the use of spinal neurological methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine and peripheral nerves. To advance spinal neurosurgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful basic and clinical research, to provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate continuing education, and to promote administrative facilities necessary to achieve these goals.
“Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.”
—Mohamad Bydon, MD
Chair, Membership Committee
The Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves was founded at the suggestion of Albert L. Rhoton, MD in 1978 to Charles Drake, MD, President of AANS in 1978. Also instrumental were Stewart B. Dunsker, MD and Russell Travis, MD.
The Objectives of this section shall be: