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March 23, 2015

Eeric Truumees, MD, is new editor-in-chief of AAOS Now

LAS VEGAS - Texas orthopaedic surgeon Eeric Truumees, MD, is the new editor-in-chief of AAOS Now, the monthly member publication of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The announcement was made during the organization’s annual meeting.

Dr. Truumees replaces S. Terry Canale, MD, who has served as AAOS Now editor-in-chief since the publication’s inception in 2006.
Dr. Truumees is a board-certified spine surgeon who practices at Seton Spine & Scoliosis Center in Austin, Texas.  He graduated from college and medical school with honors from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.  He completed his residency training at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and a spine fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

Dr. Truumees has served in various leadership roles at AAOS and the North American Spine Society (NASS), and has more than 14 years of editorial leadership experience, including six years as editor of the NASS publication SpineLine.
“Dr. Canale’s shoes are very big to fill,” said Dr. Truumees. “It’s an exciting time, but also one with tremendous challenges.”
AAOS Now is a “unique publication in the orthopaedic world that offers updates on the science of orthopaedics, as well as the legal, political and socio-economic implications of an evolving profession.
The advances in orthopaedics and health care are coming rapidly,” said Dr. Truumees. “There’s a lot to keep on top of, which is a challenge. It’s a rewarding role to help orthopaedic surgeons to sort through all of the information and to bring them what they need to know.”
Dr. Truumees said that he will work closely with AAOS Now staff to make content easily accessible on the Internet, as well as on member smart phones and tablets, and in different formats such as video.
“Increasingly, AAOS Now will become a multi-media experience providing content through simple clicks on hyperlinks, through phone applications and other evolving technologies,” said Dr. Truumees.
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Read Dr. Truumees’ article, “Are major changes to orthopaedic practice coming?” in the February 2015 issue of AAOS Now.
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