• Mission Statement

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

    Purpose

    To foster the use of spinal neurosurgical 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.

    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 the 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 neurosurgical 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.

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