Spine Surgeon Investigators Wanted


The Joint Spine Section Emerging Investigator Program is a two-year national neurosurgeon-investigator mentoring program for junior spine faculty. Accepted applicants receive individualized mentoring from senior spine investigators at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting, the AANS/CNS Joint Spine Section Meeting, and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons over the course of two years.

Our goal is that the program will make accepted applicants competitive for federal funding and develop robust clinical trial expertise, depending on their research interests. Chief residents, fellows, and junior faculty within their first 5 years of faculty appointment will be considered.

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2024. Contact Brigette Bahmani with questions at

“The Emerging Investigator Program is a fantastic opportunity for early career surgeon-scientists. It has helped me develop relationships with some of the most accomplished spine surgeon investigators in our field. I have no doubt that these mentors and experiences will be an invaluable asset as I work toward becoming an independent investigator.“ —Jacob Greenberg, MD

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 >