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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It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. Luis Schut, one of the founding members of North American Pediatric Neurosurgery. Please read this important announcement from our Chair Mark Proctor HERE.

Applications for the 2018 AANS/CNS Pediatric Section for Neurological Surgery Fellow/Junior Faculty Research Grant are now available! The deadline for submission is March 1, 2018. For additional information click HERE.

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

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

Save the Date for the Fifth Annual Advance Pediatric Provider Pediatric Neurosurgery Conference on April 19-20, 2018 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, featuring keynote speakers Philipp Aldana MD, Jonathan Roth MD, and Rachana Tyagi MD! Click HERE for more information.


Save the Date

  • Save the Date for the 47th Annual AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery Meeting in Nashville, TN from 12/6/18 to 12/9/18. Please note that due to the response from a Section member survey, for the first time this year’s meeting will take place from Thursday through Sunday. The Meeting Hotel will be the Omni Nashville. The abstract center will be open near the end of May 2018. Additional information will be posted here when it becomes available. See the Save the Date flyer HERE.