AANS Medical Student Chapter

Michele Aizenberg, MD
Michele Aizenberg, MD
AANS MSC Faculty Mentor

Welcome to the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS) Medical Student Chapter at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)!

The UNMC AANS Medical Student Chapter strives to provide early support and leadership training to medical students exploring a career in neurosurgery. The AANS Medical Student Chapter provides a forum for students to organize professional, educational, and research activities within individual programs, promote mentorship, and facilitate participation at a national level for the next generation of neurosurgical leaders.

Our vision: The AANS strongly believes in the mentorship and professional development of medical students interested in neurosurgery. To that end, the AANS will support activities that increase interest in neurosurgery as a career, promote neurosurgical education and foster early leadership. The AANS has committed to be the premier voice for medical students interested in neurosurgery, providing opportunities for medical student leadership, meeting participation, education, and research.

We host a variety of events throughout the academic year, including: distinguished-guest lecture series, resident-led case reviews, peer-to-peer journal clubs, and our most popular annual event- a skull-base dissection skills lab led by neurosurgery faculty and residents!

Membership eligibility in our AANS Medical Student Chapter is open to students at UNMC College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. For more information, please contact us at info.UNMC.AANS@gmail.com.

2022-2023 AANS MSC Board Members

The UNMC AANS-MSC chapter leadership committee is composed of members from both UNMC College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine, and is comprised of the following:


Susan Greni (MSIV) - UNMC College of Medicine

BS University of Nebraska Lincoln, MS University of Sao Paulo






Vice President:
Thomas Nilles-Melchert (MSIII) - Creighton University School of Medicinemelchert.jpg
BA Chemistry, MS Physiology and Biophysics 






Spencer Lau (MSII) - UNMC College of Medicinelau.jpg
BS Neuroscience





Treasurer                                                                                                                 mordeson.jpg
Jack Mordeson (MSII) - UNMC College of Medicine
BS Biomedical Sciences





Research Chair
Anthony Maxin (MSII) - Creighton University School of Medicine
BS Biochemistry




Creighton Liaison                                                                                                      
Kamron Zand (MSII)  - Creighton University School of Medicine           zand.jpg    
MS Physiology and Biophysics, BA Molecular Biology, BA Music