Newswise — Regis W. Haid, MD, FAANS, has been named vice president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The association announced his appointment during the 86th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, held in New Orleans, April 28-May 2, 2018.

Dr. Haid received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his MD at West Virginia University and completed his neurosurgical residency at West Virginia University. He completed a post residency fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Florida.

A renowned surgeon and educator, Dr. Haid has been a visiting professor at 30 universities worldwide. He has been a course director more than 280 times, lectured at over 200 spinal courses, presented over 500 papers and is a widely published author. His research interests include spinal reconstruction techniques, with a number of patents and implants concerning such techniques as cervical lateral mass plating, anterior cervical plating, posterior, anterior, lateral and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion techniques, cervical arthroplasty, lateral lumbar fusion and posterior thoraco-lumbar instrumentation. His patents include the first artificial cervical spine disc joint cleared by the FDA. His design of implants for spinal reconstruction are used worldwide.

He is a former Chairman of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve, also receiving its Meritorious Service Award. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the ThinkFirst Foundation, as well as the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery (FIENS) and the International Meeting of Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). He is a former Board of Directors member of the Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF).

“It an honor and a privilege to serve in this role,” Dr. Haid stated. “This organization is the premier representative of neurosurgeons; our goal is to optimize care for our patients.”


 Media Representatives: The 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website’s press section will include releases on highlighted scientific research, AANS officers and award winners, Neurosurgery Awareness Month and other relevant information about the 2018 program. Releases will be posted on the 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting website. If you have interest in a topic related to neurosurgery or would like to interview a neurosurgeon — either onsite or via telephone — during the event, please contact Alice Kelsey, AANS associate executive director, via email at [email protected].


About the 2018 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. The scientific presentations accepted for the 2018 event will represent cutting-edge examples of the incredible developments taking place within the field of neurosurgery. Find additional information about the 2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting and the meeting program here.


Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 11,000 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.


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