Tony Tannoury, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Tony Tannoury is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine & Director of Spine Services at Boston Medical Center  in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon completing his residency training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC he headed to Charlottesville, Virginia for a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Tannoury is a pioneer in spine surgery, specifically through minimally invasive procedures. Through his vision, skill, and expertise Dr. Tannoury makes minimally invasive spinal surgery possible and he is constantly working to create simpler more effective means to treat patients.

Dr. Tannoury is a teacher. He is devoted to educating residents, fellows, and colleagues alike on the exciting world of less invasive spinal surgery and its possibilities. His academic involvement enables him to share his knowledge with surgeons from around the world through multiple research papers, presentations, and publications.

Dr. Tannoury’s research focus and clinical interest covers minimally invasive spinal surgery, safety and efficacy in the treatment of acute traumatic conditions and all aspects of degenerative disc disease such as stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis among others.

As a pioneer, teacher, and researcher in his field, Dr. Tannoury seizes opportunities to educate others. In addition to his multiple publications and lecture appearances, he is the Founder and President of the Spinal Progress and Innovation for the Near East, a founding member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) and serves as an Editor and Reviewer for The Spine Journal.

Dr. Tannoury takes his work seriously but with great heart and his accomplishments are numerous. However, he is most proud to be called husband to Vivian and father to his 3 children.


Clinic Address
Boston University Orthopaedic Surgical Associates
725 Albany St.
Shapiro 4th Floor, Suite 4B
Boston, MA 02118

Medical School and Graduation Year
Lebanese University College of Medicine

Residency, Specialty, and Graduation Year
Orthopaedic Surgery
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Fellowship, Specialty, and Graduation Year
Fellowship in Spine Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville VA

Board Certified
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2005

Foreign Languages
French, Arabic

1st Prize Winner, 1981 Annual Bekaa County Science Competition
1st Place Ranking, 1983 Baccalaureate Exam (the official national examination taken upon finishing high school)

Multiple unstable cervical fractures with cord compromise treated non-operatively. Spine, 29(11), 2004

Fibronectin Fragment Stimulates intervertebral disc degeneration in vivo. Spine, 28(20), 2338-45, 2003

The management of Athletic injuries Sprains, Strains and Minor Fractures of the Neck: Clin Sports Med. 2003 Jul; 22(3): 513-521

Anatomic  study comparing regular fluoroscopy vs. virtual fluoroscopy for the C1-2 Trans-articular screw fixation. J. Neurosurg. March 2005

FluoroNavigation (virtual Fluoroscopy) vs. conventional fluoroscopy in Anterior Fixation of Odontoid Fractures. The Spine (manuscript submitted for pub.)

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Seminars in Spine Surgery, 13(1) September 2001

Management of Odontoid fractures: Trauma, March 2002. Matthew Bender & Co, New York NY

Rheumatoid Spine, Pathophysiology and Management: Trauma, May 2002 Matthew Bender & Co, New York NY

Hand infections: types and treatment: Trauma, June 2002.  Matthew Bender & Co, New York NY

Pediatric Femur Shaft Fractures: Trauma, August 2001. Matthew Bender & Co, New York NY