Mission Statement

The A.E.N.S. was founded as a society to promote the collaborative study and development of medical research regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease.

Membership is inclusive of MD, DO, DPM, PHD and medical student individuals interested in furthering the dissemination of current knowledge and development of basic medical research in peripheral nerve disease.

AENS 2016 Surgical Extremity Nerve Courses

AENS provides educational opportunities for it's members as well as continuing education credit. For more information and registration details, 
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Find a Doctor

To find a member with FELLOW status of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons click here. A FELLOW is a physician that is a member in good standing and has completed specialty training and has at least 2 years or more of case experience. To confirm details of extremity nerve treatment offered or insurance information, contact the physician directly.

The Extremity Nerve Research Foundation

ENRF's focus is to conduct and support scientific research to advance extremity nerve treatment that makes a difference in our world.
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What Our Members Say

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New Diagnostic Workshops offered to all docs.  Surgical courses offered.  Networking.

$150 Trial Rate - All docs!   FREE- Students/residents

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Congratulations to the following doctors that were recognized for their contributions to nerve advancement: 


Dr. Peyman Elison  

Filippo Civinini Award 

in honor of dedication to advancing nerve education




Dr. Richard Jacoby 

Silas Weir Award 

in honor of his national mainstream book and research "Sugar crush"


17 Members were recognized for publications during 2015 and received AENS Published Author pen sets and 2 Fellows were inducted: Dr. Bil Buksh of Oklahoma and Dr. Matt Cerniglia of Texas 



The AENS and the Foundation thank Dr. Robert Parker of Houston for his original bronze cast foot sculpture made by his own hand.  His donations brought over $4000 of donations by Dr. Richard Adams and Dr. Gabriel Halperin.  You can visit these doctor's offices and view the sculptures!


Dr. Steve Barrett, 2014-15 President and Dr. Jim Wilton, Treasurer passed the gavel to Dr. Andrew Rader.

Dr. Rader looks forward to working with the new Board of Directors and the Foundation. He is working on many goals for 2016 including:  membership recruitment with the NEW "Discover the Nerve Campaign", developing AENS as a national CME provider, development of a publications committee and incubator to assist doctors, developing diagnostic workshops to reach out to all doctors as well as provide more surgical training and partnerships. The Foundation will continue work to support research projects and medical missions with leprosy countries.  

A Special thank you to 2016 Program & Banquet Sponsors:  Axogen, Integra, BAKO, Gibraltar Coins & Quell. 

Thank you to all sponsors, speakers and members that attended the conference.  Videos of lectures are available to attendees. Contact info@aens.us



1) Dr. Stephen Barrett , President AENS

Practical Pain Management for the Lower Extremity Surgeon

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*AVAILABLE end of September 2015

To fill a notable void in the field of pain management, Dr. Barrett and his co-authors assess and provide insight on the most current ideas, concepts, and techniques that the lower extremity surgeon, or practitioner, may integrate into their practice.

 2) Dr. Richard Jacoby , Past President AENS

Sugar Crush

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Sugar Crush shares observations about how a diet high in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and wheat compresses and damages the peripheral nerves of the body, leading to pain, and other related diseases. If AENS members get referrals from readers of the book and have questions, contact Dr. Jacoby directly for any information.

Dr. Richard Jacoby shares his insights on how sugar is the common denominator of many chronic diseases. Based on his clinical work, he breaks down effective options, showing how dietary changes reducing sugar and wheat, coinciding with an increase of good fats, can dramatically help regenerate nerves and rehabilitate their normal function. 

"Sugar Crush brings laser focus to the powerfully detrimental role of sugar and carbohydrates as direct toxins not just to the peripheral nerves, but to the body in general. This is up to date and incredibly well-researched information that helps rewrite our understanding of disease prevention."  -- David Perlmutter, MD, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Grain Brain and Brain Maker.   

Thank you to our AENS leadership for pursuing national publications and sharing their experience and knowledge.  ALL AENS MEMBERS are encouraged to publish. Email links to your publications to info@aens.us.