Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet is an internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of spinal disorders using minimally invasive surgical techniques. His experience spans more than thirty years. He is vice chairman and professor of the Department of Neurosurgery, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, MI. He is one of the core faculty for the recently established ACGME Neurosurgery Residency Program at the same university. He is the Beaumont Neurosurgeon Champion for the Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC), which is the largest comprehensive spine surgery outcome registry in the country. He dedicates much of his time to teaching neurosurgeons, fellows, residents, and medical students. He has served as the Michigan delegate to the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) for more than twenty years, was president of the Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS), and holds several administrative positions within Beaumont. Additionally, he is president and founder of the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS), a nationally recognized organization that promotes improved patient outcomes through surgeon teaching, cadaveric labs, and research to promote minimally invasive spine and cranial procedures.