Welcome to The American Board of Neurological Surgery

Dear Neurosurgery Community-

Unfortunately, during a planned deployment to MyABNS and the ABNS website there was a programming error which led to the broad distribution of an email about past due requirements.  The email itemizes continuous certification requirement deficiencies and the message header makes it look like those deficiencies were shared with the broader ABNS diplomate user community.  The email was sent to 3,501 stakeholders displaying all e-mail addresses to whom the message was sent. We have taken immediate steps to correct this situation and will work to ensure this does not happen again.  We sincerely apologize for any aggravation this may have caused.

Our Mission

The broad aim of The American Board of Neurological Surgery is to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the science of neurological surgery and thereby serve the cause of public health.

The links provided on the ABNS website to third party content, including without limitation the SNS-CAST website, regarding or in any way related to COVID-19, are offered as a resource. The ABNS is not responsible for the content on such third party websites, and the links do not constitute or imply ABNS approval, endorsement, sponsorship or recommendations. The ABNS assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to the content on any such websites or for any errors or omissions.
The ABNS is committed to doing what we can to reduce the risk of community spread. These are unprecedented times, let us all be kind and remember part of the ABNS mission is to “….serve the cause of public health”.
Please check this website on a regular basis for updates.


The American Board of Neurological Surgery welcomes your questions and comments.

Please email abns@abns.org. Thank you.