Frederick Boop, MD, FAANS, FACS, Named Secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Newswise — NEW ORLEANS (April 29, 2013) — Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS, FACS, has been named secretary of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) during the AANS 81st Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, held April 27-May 1, 2013.

Named one of America’s top doctors by US News and World Report in 2012, Dr. Boop is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Additionally, he works as the Chief of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Aside from his service at the AANS, Dr. 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 the Neurosurgery PAC, 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.

“I look forward to working with excellent people within the AANS leadership to advance our society’s causes as it represents neurosurgeons, not only of North America, but of the world,” he says.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas in 1978, Dr. Boop earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, which was followed by an epilepsy and functional neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

About the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: Attended by neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, physician assistants, allied health professionals and other medical professionals, the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest gathering of neurosurgeons in the nation, with an emphasis on the field’s latest research and technological advances. A record-breaking 1,003 scientific abstracts were presented for review at the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, and the scientific presentations given at this year’s event represent cutting-edge examples of the incredible developments taking place within the field of neurosurgery. Additional information about the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting and the Meeting Program can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual Meeting/2013/Main/Home.aspx.

Media Representatives: If you would like to cover the meeting, have interest in a topic related to neurosurgery or would like to interview a neurosurgeon — either on-site or via telephone — please contact John Iwanski, AANS Director of Member and Public Outreach, at (847) 378-0517 or e-mail him at jai@aans.org. News and updates on the 2013 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting also can be found at http://www.aans.org/Annual%20Meeting/2013/Main/Media.aspx.

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with nearly 8,300 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. All active members of the AANS are certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Neurosurgery) of Canada or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, AC. Neurological surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves. For more information, visit www.AANS.org.


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