Dr. Truumees is fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. After 12 years in academic practice at the Beaumont Spine Center in Michigan, 8 years ago he moved to the Seton Spine and Scoliosis Center an integrated, multidisciplinary spine practice in Austin, TX. 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 16 years. For six years, he was the Medical Editor of SpineLine. Currently, he serves as a Deputy Editor of The Spine Journal and is the Second Vice President on the Executive Committee on the NASS Board of Directors. In Austin, Dr. Truumees serves as the CEO of the Seton Brain and Spine Institute and is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas, Dell Medical School.