Program Chair

Tony Tannoury, MD
Chief of Spine Surgery, Boston University
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Boston Medical Center

For a complete profile on Tony Tannoury, MD and his practice, please visit his website www.BostonMIS.com.

Dr. Tannoury is Chief of Spine Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is internationally recognized for developing and patenting Minimal Invasive (MIS) techniques and implants that are widely used worldwide. He is the inventor of Johnson & Johnson’s MIS Spine Portfolio that includes award winning copyrighted systems on the market today, including:

  • VIPER®
  • VIPER® 2
  • VIPER® 3D
  • COUGAR® LS

Dr. Tannoury has a very reputable and highly attended surgeons’ visitation program through which he has hosted and proctored more than 375 surgeons and professors from major universities and medical centers in the USA and around the world. Dr Tannoury has spent a significant amount of time educating and teaching surgeons, residents and medical students from Brazil, China, the Middle East, and all over Europe. Dr. Tannoury is considered to be an international expert in diagnosing and treating complex spinal deformities. As a result of preservation of spinal muscles and normal structures, Dr Tannoury’s Minimally Invasive techniques have been very successful in treating spinal injuries as well as degenerative conditions. Faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain and better long term results has kept Dr. Tannoury very involved with injured workers, as well as patients who are unwilling or unable to undergo classic open surgeries. Hence Dr. Tannoury’s interest in working closely with Occupational Health Professionals and major employers from all over New England to develop successful and cost saving protocols and business practices to get the employees back to work more quickly and in manner that respects the injured worker. Dr. Tannoury is also the founder of S.P.I.N.E, a non-profit international organization that educates and trains hundreds of surgeons annually in all aspects of musculoskeletal orthopedic and neurosurgical disorders. Dr. Tannoury is a devoted husband and father and nothing is more important to him than his wife Viviane and their three kids, Jasmine, Tamara and Mark. In his free time, he likes to ski, play tennis and socially network.