Dr. A. Jay Khanna

Spine Surgeon & Prof. of Orthopeadic Surgery, Neurosurgery & Biomedical Engineering John Hopkins University Hospital

Jay Khanna, MD is a spine surgeon and serves as Vice Chair and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His clinical practice is based in Bethesda, Maryland just outside of Washington DC where he treats a wide range of spine pathologies using techniques ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spinal reconstructions.  

Dr. Khanna’s clinical and research interests include the use and development of advanced technologies for patients with conditions of the spine.  He strongly believes that the future of spine (and other surgery) lies in the continued innovation at the intersection of medicine, surgery, industry and advanced technologies such as robotics, advanced imaging techniques, automation, data mining and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Khanna is actively involved in research and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on topics in spine and orthopedic surgery.  Many of his publications focus on the topic of minimally invasive spine surgery and novel image guidance techniques for spine and other surgeries.  He has edited two very well-knowns textbooks entitled MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist and MRI for Orthopaedic Surgeons. One of his greatest interests is education and he is the Director of the annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board Review Course.  He also teaches at and directs many other courses at the national level that seek to teach others both the foundations of and advanced techniques in spine surgery.  He also has a strong interest in the business of medicine as it relates to the future of spine surgery.

Dr. Khanna obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Subsequently, he pursued his orthopedic surgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then went on to the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute where he completed a fellowship in spine surgery in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery

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