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WINS....committed to Quality, Education, Peer Support, Mentoring brain  WINS MISSION

Mission Statement: To educate, inspire, and encourage women neurosurgeons to realize their professional and personal goals, and to serve neurosurgery in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.


  • To promote professional growth and development.

  • To enhance and facilitate interaction among women surgeons throughout the world.

  • To foster an environment supportive of personal values and individual diversity.

  • To advance the highest standards of competence and ethical behavior.

brain image  WHY JOIN WINS?

Women in Neurosurgery is committed to supporting the professional and personal needs of female neurosurgeons at various stages in their career - from residency through retirement. Since our founding in 1989, WINS has worked hard to improve the representation of women in neurosurgery in organized medicine and specifically neurosurgery.  We have encouraged and helped to fund scholarships for residents to national meetings with the specific objective of promoting the professional growth and advancement of our members. By working together, and with organizations like the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurosurgeons, WINS hopes to realize the valuable potential for women in neurosurgery.

Although interests and lifestyles of WINS members are diverse, each woman shares a commitment to excellence in neurosurgery. We invite you to join us as a member of Women in Neurosurgery. To apply, please click on the My-WINS tab at the top right of this page and Login using your MyAANS username and password. Once in My-WINS, select "Member Applications" from the left navigation tab and follow the easy instructions.