You’re Invited

private dinner and discussion

Advancing Spine in Kansas City

Discussion & Partnership Opportunties

Friday, January 19th

Bristol Seafood Grill
5400 W. 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Trias MD Event in the Leawood Room

Invite only — Confidential information to be share.
NDA will be distributed via DocuSign before the dinner event.

About DISC Sports & Spine Center
DISC’s New ASC in Los Angeles, CA.

More about the Dinner Hosts.

Robert S. Bray Jr. MD

DISC Sports & Spine Center, Neurological Spine Surgeon

Renowned within the medical community, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. stands as the pioneering neurosurgeon who introduced minimally invasive spine surgery to California. In 2006, he founded DISC with a mission to revolutionize spine care, and he continues to lead the field, catering to a diverse clientele including elite athletes, celebrities, and professionals.

Dr. Bray, a Baylor College of Medicine graduate, has held key positions at esteemed institutions like St. John’s Medical Center, Century City Hospital, and Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital. His notable contributions include founding Cedars Sinai’s The Institute for Spinal Disorders, a major spine program, and subsequently establishing the state-of-the-art DISC Sports & Spine Center.

Beyond his clinical achievements, Dr. Bray is committed to education and research, mentoring over 25 fellows and contributing to global medical discourse through lectures and peer-reviewed articles. A holder of multiple surgical device patents, Dr. Bray is a sought-after expert frequently featured in the media.

Frank Phillips, MD

Professor, Director, Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Director, Division of Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Frank Phillips, a trailblazer in minimally invasive spine surgery, has been a visionary since the 1990s. Specializing in cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery, he is renowned for expertise in motion-preserving procedures, leading FDA trials on cervical disc replacement. As a founder and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Dr. Phillips has pioneered techniques widely used today. Currently, a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, he educates spine surgeons globally. With a stellar career that includes directing the Spine Center at The University of Chicago, Dr. Phillips, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, is recognized as one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by Orthopedics this Week and listed in Becker’s Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation’s Top 100.

Travis Foxx, MD

Premier Anesthesiology & Pain,  Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Foxx is a board-certified anesthesiologist with interest in treating acute and chronic pain. He offers a full spectrum of interventional pain management procedures to assist the body in healing at the source of the pain.

James H. Becker

Chief Executive Officer, TriasMD

Before coming to TriasMD James Becker was the president of Optum Global Solutions (OGS) and was responsible for leading and overseeing the organization. James has served in a variety of senior leadership roles at UnitedHealthcare. In his previous role, he became chief operating officer of Medicare & Retirement in 2015. In 2011, he was appointed executive vice president of operations for UnitedHealthcare, and led claim & provider services.

James earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, with a dual major in finance and multinational management. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. James joined UnitedHealth Group in 2005.