Akhil Chhatre, M.D.

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


Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Lumbar Spine Diseases, Neck Pain, Pain Management, Peripheral Neuropathies, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Platelet-Rich Plasma, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Pain, Spinal Stenosis ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033


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.

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  • Director, Spine Rehabilitation
  • Director, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (2008)


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; University Health Lakewood Medical Center (2012)


  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2013)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Odonkor CA, Tang T, Taftian D, Chhatre A. Bilateral Intra-Articular Radiofrequency Ablation for Cervicogenic Headache. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2017;2017:1483279. doi: 10.1155/2017/1483279. Epub 2017 Jan 9.

Odonkor CA, Chhatre A. What's Tramadol Got to Do with It? A Case Report of Rebound Hypoglycemia, a Reappraisal and Review of Potential Mechanisms. Pain Physician. 2016 Nov-Dec;19(8):E1215-E1220.

Rojhani S, Qureshi Z, Chhatre A. Water-Cooled Radiofrequency Provides Pain Relief, Decreases Disability, and Improves Quality of Life in Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jan;96(1):e5-e8.

Odonkor CA, Smith B, Rivera K, Chhatre A. Persistent Singultus Associated with Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections in a Septuagenarian: A Case Report and Review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jan;96(1):e1-e4.

McCormick ZL, Slipman C, Kotcharian A, Chhatre A, Bender FJ 3rd, Salam A, Menkin S, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain Med. 2016 Feb 25. pii: pnv122. [Epub ahead of print]

Activities & Honors


  • 20 Under 40 Winner, SpineLine/North American Spine Association, 2019


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

Videos & Media

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    Back Pain Q&A: Treatment and Rehabilitation Options

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    Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections | Q&A

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Lower Back Pain: What Could It Be? | Johns Hopkins Medicine (May 2017)

Is Your Gigantic Purse Causing You Back Pain | New Yorker Magazine (October 2016)

A Comprehensive Approach to Lower Back Pain | Restore (Summer 2016)

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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