The Joint Pediatric Section of the AANS/CNS was started to promote, honor and serve pediatric neurosurgeons.  We are a faction of the AANS/CNS membership organizations and provide the following benefits:

  • to enhance and assure the advancement of the subspecialty of pediatric neurosurgery
  • a forum for the exchange of ideas
  • to advance education, research, and patient care


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Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 07:10 AM

The Spring 2017 ShortCuts Newsletter is now available. Click HERE to download.

The Summer 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neurological Surgery Newsletter is available HERE.

Honor Your Pediatric Mentors through the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) Honor Your Mentor fund. This is your opportunity to acknowledge those who have established the specialty by aiding those who will follow. To learn more about the honored pediatric mentors and the research they dedicate themselves to, please visit the Honor Your Mentor page for A. Leland AlbrightJames Rutka, or Karin Muraszko and donate today.  Don’t see your mentor on the list? To establish a new fund, please contact Joanne Bonaminio at 847.378.0541 or via email at

The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) has announced the availability of research funds to support our mission to discover and share the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children throughout the United States. Research proposals will be reviewed and funded on the overall impact of the research to enhance standard practices in pediatric trauma management. A total of $100,000 is anticipated to be awarded through this RFP. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is March 31, 2017. For more information go to the website at


Save the Date

Friday, January 4, 2013 @ 02:01 PM
  • The recent 45th Annual AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Orlando, Florida was a huge success. Many thanks to the Meeting Chairs Greg Olavarria and Jogi Pattisapu for their extraordinary effort.

  • The 46th Annual AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting will be held from November 28th to December 1st, 2017 in Houston, TX.  Save the Date Flyer is attached.2017pediatricconcept_final.