A neurological surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify function or activity of the nervous system; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. Neurological surgery involves the surgical, non-surgical, and stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and skull base, and their blood supply, including the surgical and endovascular treatment of disorders of the intracranial and extracranial vasculature supplying the brain and spinal cord; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges and vertebral column, including those that may require treatment by fusion, instrumentation, or endovascular techniques; and disorders of the cranial, peripheral, and spinal nerves throughout their distribution.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Neurosurgery Faculty Advisor

Namath Hussain NHussain@llu.edu

Neurosurgery Interest Group (LLUSM Chapter of the American Association of Neurosurgery)

President: Lydia Kore

Vice President: Christopher Heinrich

Secretary and Treasurer: Vadim Gospodarev

2nd Year Rep: Marvin Amen

1st year Rep: Heather Schlaman

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kenneth De Los Reyes

LLUSM Medical Student Chapter of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Download the LLUSM AANS chapter charter and constitution.