Scoliosis Research Society: Membership Chairman (1991-1992), Program Chairman (1995), Board of Directors (1995-1997; 2000-2004; 2005-2006), First Vice President (2000-2001), President-Elect (2001-2002), President (2002-2003). Local host Scoliosis Research Society meeting St. Louis, MO in 1997. The Scoliosis Research Society is the leading international society for the study of spinal deformity and the oldest orthopaedic specialty society in North America. Washington University Spine Fellowship Program – Founder (currently trains four spinal fellows per year) initiated in 1991 to present. To-date has trained 71 fellows, with 4 currently in training. Author of over 315 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 77 textbook chapters in the field of spinal surgery, including editor-in-chief of The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions. The 1st edition was published in 1991 and the 3rd edition was just published within the last four years. Deputy Editor of SPINE for spinal deformity. He has served as course faculty at over 200 national and international meetings. He has served as Program Chairman at 45 national and international meetings. He has presented over 530 abstracts at national meetings. He has presented over 205 invited professorships and lectureships. Dr. Bridwell came to the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 1984 as the first subspecialty-trained spinal surgeon. He practiced all aspects of spinal surgery, specializing in spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis in pediatric and adult patients). He expanded the program in 1991 by initiating the spinal surgery fellowship. From 1991 to present he has grown the spinal service to where there are now six full-time spine surgeons working in the Spine Section of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. Dr. Bridwell did his college and medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated from medical school in 1977 at the age of 24. He then completed his orthopaedic residency at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He then did spinal surgery fellowships in Chicago.