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Akhil Chhatre, M.D.

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Director of Spine Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Expertise: Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 1-130
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Mason F. Lord Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Appointment Phone: 443-444-4714

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Professional Building Suite 406
Baltimore, MD 21239 map


Dr. Akhil Chhatre is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is director of spine rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Chhatre sees and treats adults with a wide range of spinal diseases and disorders, including neck and low back pain, lumbar and cervical degenerative disease, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, facet joint disease, whiplash syndrome, sacroiliac and appendicular skeletal joint disease, and peripheral neuropathy.

He has a special interest in helping patients regain function and reduce pain using non-surgical techniques and performing pain-reducing medicinal procedures, including steroid injections, nerve blocks and radiofrequency denervation.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Allied Health. He performed his fellowship in interventional spine and sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Chhatre worked as an interventional spine and sports fellow at the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania after completing a residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Chhatre is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the North American Spine Society. more


  • Director of Spine Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery



  • MD, University of Missouri (2008)


  • University of Kansas Medical Center School of Allied Health / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2012)


  • University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2013, 2023)

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • The International Spine Intervention Society
  • The North American Spine Society

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