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A. Jay Khanna, MD

Akhil Jay Khanna, MD
Division Chief, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine SurgeryGreater Washington Region
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301-530-3220

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Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center

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Titles

  • Division Chief, Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine SurgeryGreater Washington Region
  • Assistant Residency Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
  • Clinical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Biomedical Engineering, Innovation and Design

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery- National Capital Region
  • Spine Center

Expertise

Back Disorders, Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Trauma, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Instability, Spinal Pain, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spine, Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis

Research Interests

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Advanced Musculoskeletal and Spine Imaging; Advanaced Image Guidance Techniques for Spine Surgery; Outcomes after Spine Surgery; Osteoporosis; Spine Biomechanics

Biography

Dr. A. Jay Khanna is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is the Vice Chairman of Professional Development for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He also serves as division chief of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery—National Capital Region and his practice is based 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 spine reconstructions.  He often collaborates with other specialists in interventional pain management, neurosurgery, rheumatology, neurology and physiatry and enjoys providing a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the care of his patients with various conditions of the spine.

Dr. Khanna earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery.

Education is one of Dr. Khanna’s greatest interests. He serves as the director of the annual Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course, and is the spine section moderator for the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course. He also previously served as the clinical director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Biomedical Engineering, Innovation and Design.

Dr. Khanna is actively involved in research and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on topics in spine and orthopaedic surgery. He has edited two popular textbooks entitled MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist and MRI for Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Southern Orthopaedic Association, 2012 – present

American Society of Spine Radiology, 2007 – present

Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2007 – present

MedChi: the Maryland State Medical Society, 2007 – present

AO ASIF Spine Faculty, AO North America, 2005 – present

Baltimore Bone Club, 2005 – 2010

AO North America, 2004 – present

Spine Study Group, 2004 – present

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), 2003 – present

North American Spine Society (NASS), 2002 – present

CME Committee Member, Audit Committee Member, Financial Resource Development Committee Member, Chairperson, NASS Radiology Section

American Medical Association (AMA), 2000 – present

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 1998 – present

Adult Spine Self Assessment Examination (SAE) Committee

Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, 1996 – present

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA), 1995 – present

Georgetown University Alumni Association, 1995 – present

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Georgetown University School of Medicine (1995)

    Residencies

    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (2004)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Khanna’s research interests include the evaluation of clinical and functional outcomes of the spine surgery, advanced imaging of the spine including intraoperative image guidance, and the study of spine biomechanics. Dr. Khanna is actively involved in research and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters on topics in spine and orthopaedic surgery.

    Selected Publications

    1. Wang AS, Stayman JW, Otake Y, Kleinszig G, Vogt S, Gallia GL, Khanna AJ, Siewerdsen JH. “Soft-tissue imaging with C-arm cone-beam CT using statistical reconstruction.” Phys Med Biol. 2014 Feb 7;59(4):1005-1026. [Epub ahead of print]
    2. Uneri A, Otake Y, Wang AS, Kleinszig G, Vogt S, Khanna AJ, Siewerdsen JH. “3D-2D registration for surgical guidance: effect of projection view angles on registration accuracy.” Phys Med Biol. 2013 Dec 19;59(2):271-287. [Epub ahead of print]
    3. Mesfin A, Komanski CB, Khanna AJ. “Failure of cement-augmented pedicle screws in the osteoporotic spine: a case report.” Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2013 Sep;4(3):84-8. doi: 10.1177/2151458513500787.
    4. Otake Y, Wang AS, Webster Stayman J, Uneri A, Kleinszig G, Vogt S, Khanna AJ, Gokaslan ZL, Siewerdsen JH. “Robust 3D-2D image registration: application to spine interventions and vertebral labeling in the presence of anatomical deformation.” Phys Med Biol. 2013 Dec 7;58(23):8535-53. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/23/8535.
    5. Khanna AJ. “Commentary: the sedimentation sign: correlation with operative level in patients undergoing lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis.” Spine J. 2013 Aug;13(8):843-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.06.001.
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    Honors

    Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Partnership Award, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

    Named 100 of the Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in America, Becker’s Orthopaedic and Spine Review, 2011

    2nd place, Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition (with Boss Medical, LLC student team), 2011

    1st place, Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition, Life Sciences Track (with Boss Medical, LLC student team), 2011

    1st place, Harvard Business Plan Competition (with Boss Medical, LLC student team), 2011

    Named to 50 of the Best Spine Specialists in America, Becker’s Orthopaedic and Spine Review, 2010

    1st place, Wharton Business Plan Competition (with Cortical Concepts, LLC student team), 2010

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1994

    Academic honors: Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1992

    Professional Activities

    Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), 2012 – present

    Oversight Committee Member, Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership Award Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2011 – present

    Steering Committee Member, Value-Driven Engineering and U.S. Global Competitiveness Study Group, 2011 – present

    Collaborative Planning Team, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2011 – present

    Financial Resource Development Committee, North American Spine Society, 2009 – 2011

    Audit Committee, North American Spine Society, 2009 – present

    CME Committee Member, North American Spine Society, 2009 – present

    Adult Spine Evaluation Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009 – present

    Associate Editor, The Spine Journal, North American Spine Society, 2009 - present

    Editorial Board Member, SpineLine, North American Spine Society, 2009 - present

    Clinical Advisory Board Member, Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2008 – present

    Reviewer, Spine Section, Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007 – 2011

    CME Advisory Board Member, Vindico Medical Education, 2006 – 2011

    Reviewer, The Spine Journal, Elsevier Science, 2006 – present

    Advisory Editorial Board Member, The Spine Journal, North American Spine Society, 2006 - 2009

    Consultant Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Lippincott Wilkins & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2005 – 2009

    Spine Section Editor, Orthopaedic Hyperguide, 2005 - 2010

    Reviewer, Supportive Cancer Therapy, 2004 – 2009

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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center
    6420 Rockledge Drive
    Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery- DC Region Room 2200
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    Phone: 301-530-3220
    Appointment Phone: 301-530-3220
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    Department/Division

    • Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine Surgery

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