Dr. Jacques Morcos Named Vice President of American Association of Neurological Surgeons

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Jacques J. Morcos, M.D., FAANS, professor and co-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named vice president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

Dr. Morcos, who has a joint appointment in the Miller School Department of Otolaryngology, has been in practice for 26 years. He is director of cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at UHealth Tower and UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is division chief of cranial neurosurgery at Jackson and director of the skull base and cerebrovascular fellowship program. His range of clinical and research expertise includes all skull base and complex brain tumors, endoscopic skull base surgery, radiosurgery, and all aspects of cerebrovascular surgery – including AVMs, cavernomas, bypass surgery for complex aneurysms, Moyamoya and ischemic disease.

Dr. Jacques J. Morcos

Dr. Morcos is active in organized and academic neurosurgery, nationally and internationally. He is past chair or past president of the AANS/CNS Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery, the North American Skull Base Society, the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons. He also serves the following organizations: WFNS (chair of the Constitution & Bylaws Committee), American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (member of the 2021 Scientific Committee), and the World Academy of Neurological Surgeons (elected member).

Dr. Morcos serves on several editorial boards, including Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base and others. He holds numerous awards and distinctions. His academic and scholarly activities include 702 invited national and international presentations, 194 presentations at practical courses/symposia, 150 peer-reviewed articles/chapters/other publications, 113 abstracts/posters, and 84 visiting professorships and guest lectureships. He has trained 25 cerebrovascular/skull base fellows to date.

“It is a distinct honor to be chosen to serve in such a capacity,” said Dr. Morcos. “I thank the AANS Board of Directors and the AANS membership at large for their trust. However, I truly consider this bestowed privilege a prescription for creative vision and hard work. My charge, in addition to supporting President Haid and President-Elect Stroink, is to forge and lead new initiatives with respect to the global world of neurosurgery and how the AANS can serve it best. Additionally, I will further foster the relationship of the AANS with all its joint subspecialty sections and their leaders, always looking for better ways to expand research and educational initiatives that serve us all.”

In addition to Dr. Morcos as vice president, the 2021-22 AANS Executive Committee members are President Regis W. Haid Jr., M.D., FAANS; Past President John A. Wilson, M.D., FAANS; President-Elect Ann R. Stroink, M.D., FAANS; Secretary E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D., FAANS; and Treasurer Anthony L. Asher, M.D., FAANS.


About the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting: On August 21-25 in Orlando, neurosurgeons, neurosurgical residents, medical students, neuroscience nurses, clinical specialists, physician assistants, allied health professionals and other medical professionals will join together for the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting. This 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 2021 event represent cutting-edge examples of the incredible developments taking place within the field of neurosurgery. Find additional information about the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, with the theme Neurosurgery United: Stronger Together, and the meeting program here.

Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is a scientific and educational association with more than 13,000 members worldwide. The AANS promotes the highest quality of patient care and advances the specialty of neurological surgery. 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. For more information, visit www.AANS.org.