The Neurosurgical Atlas (ATLAS) is the largest nonprofit (501c3) organization for neurosurgical education and research in the world. With 56,000 members and over 1.3 million website users (as of March 2021,) the ATLAS affects the care of many patients daily. A recent survey demonstrated that the ATLAS is considered internationally as the Bible of neurosurgery.
The mission of the ATLAS enterprise is to advance the care of patients suffering from neurosurgical disorders via introduction of novel and efficient surgical techniques into practice. Our unwavering commitment to surgical excellence through ground breaking technologies, research, and education is demonstrated via our global leadership position as the most innovative and comprehensive platform for advancement of neurosurgical techniques. The ATLAS affects the care of 1.3M patients per year undergoing complex brain surgery for brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation and other life changing neurological disorders.
Each video or chapter in the ATLAS describes the unspoken secrets for safe and efficient performance of complex brain operations. In essence, using the ATLAS, the surgeon can practice the operation the night before the surgery. The ATLAS has transformed neurosurgical education across the globe.