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A. Jay Khanna, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering
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Jay Khanna, MD is a spine surgeon whose practice is based in the suburbs of Washington D.C. in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Khanna’s clinical interests include the treatment of a wide range of spine pathologies using techniques ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spinal reconstructions. Many of the patients that he sees are first treated with non-operative measures such as medications, physical therapy and interventional pain management modalities before surgical options are considered. In addition to the management of patients with typical degenerative conditions of the spine, Dr. Khanna has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of patients who have had prior spine surgery, require revision surgery or treatment at adjacent levels.


Although caring for patients with conditions of the spine is Dr. Khanna’s primary interest, he is also actively involved in research and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on topics in spine surgery and is regarded as a leader in the field of spine surgery. One of Dr. Khanna’s greatest interests is education and he is the Co-Director of the annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board Review Course which prepares orthopaedic surgeons during the months before they sit for their board and recertification examinations. He also teaches at and leads many other courses at the national level that seek to teach others both the foundations of and advanced techniques in spine surgery. Dr. Khanna has received many awards and accolades, one of which is recognition by Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review as one of the nation’s Top 50 spine surgeons and specialists.


In addition to his clinical and academic work, Dr. Khanna serves as Vice Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Khanna and his colleagues perform the majority of their surgeries at the Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., both of which are members of Johns Hopkins Medicine.


Dr. Khanna is a native of the Washington D.C region and obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a dual-trained spine surgeon with background and expertise in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery. Dr. Khanna’s orthopedic surgery residency training was completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and his spine surgery fellowship was at the Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery.


Dr. Khanna and his team appreciate you taking the time to read about him, his interests and his expertise. One of the primary goals of this website is to provide you and your family with more information about your spine condition so please spend some time on the “Patient Info” tab to learn more about your spinal condition and the various non-operative and operative treatment options.



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