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American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Frederick A. Boop as Organization’s President

Published On 05/12/2016

Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS, has been named President  of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). His appointment was announced during the 84th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Chicago, Illinois April 30 - May 4, 2016.

Named one of America’s top doctors by the US News and World Report in 2012, Boop is currently the professor and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. Additionally, he works as the chief of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital division of pediatric neurosurgery. Aside from his leadership role within the AANS, Boop’s professional memberships include the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and NeurosurgeryPAC, for which he is a past-president. In 2010, he received the Endowed Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

“The AANS has been fortunate to have a succession of vibrant, innovative leaders over the past years. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve served on the AANS Executive Committee. Spending three years as the secretary and learning the organization and its major initiatives has helped prepare me for my new role this year and for the position of president. I think the AANS continues to do amazing things for its membership, and I intend to keep the momentum going during my tenure. From the NeurosurgeryPAC in D.C. working key legislation; to our own, neurosurgeon-designed-and-defined data collection group, NeuroPoint Alliance; to our efforts to provide and fund top-notch educational opportunities through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation  for the best medical candidates, the AANS is an extremely effective voice of neurosurgery, and I’m proud to be part of its legacy,” stated Boop.

About the American Association of Neurological Surgeons 

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 9,000 members worldwide. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.