Mission & Objectives

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Mission Statement

To advance spine and peripheral nerve patient care through education, research and advocacy.

Purpose

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

Founders

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.

Objectives

The Objectives of this section shall be:

  • 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 medical 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.

Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >

Leadership & Contact

Officers & Partial List of Committees

Adam Kanter, MD
Adam Kanter | Chair
Eric Potts | Chair Elect
Leadership-Luis Tumialan, MD
Luis Tumialán | Secretary
Juan Uribe, MD
Juan Uribe | Treasurer
Domagoj Coric, MD
Domagoj Coric | Past Chair
John Shin, MD
J. Shin | Media Chair

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