Jürgen Harms is an internationally renowned specialist in the field of spine surgery. He pioneered advanced surgical techniques in scoliosis surgery, tumour surgery, transoral surgery, the TLIF technique or dorsal fixation of the atlanto-axial complex, which are now practised worldwide. His many years of successfully practising exchange between medicine and technology led to the development of new implant systems for spinal surgery, including the Harms titanium basket named after him. Harms is a speaker at international medical congresses and supports various research projects as a consultant. The Harms Study Group is considered one of the most successful study groups with more than 100 trend-setting publications and lectures on spinal surgery.