Dr. Truumees is fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. After 12 years in academic practice at the Beaumont Spine Center in Michigan, 3 years ago he moved to the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center an integrated, multidisciplinary spine practice in Austin, TX. In Michigan, he was named one of the top doctors in Detroit by Hour Magazine. Attracted by the multidisciplinary nature of NASS, Dr. Truumees joined in 1999. Dr. Truumees has served on a variety of NASS committees over the last 8 years. For six years, he was the Medical Editor of SpineLine. Currently, he serves as a Deputy Editor of The Spine Journal and Treasurer on the NASS Board of Directors. In Austin, Dr. Truumees serves as Director of Spine Research and as the Spine Subcommittee Chairman of the Seton Health Alliance’s Clinically Integrated Network.