Amit Jain, M.D., M.B.A.

Headshot of Amit Jain
  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Hindi


Back Pain, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Cervical Spine Deformity, Cervical Spine Disease, Cervical Spine Revision Surgery, Cervical Spine Trauma, Cervical Spondylosis, Complex Cervical Spine Reconstruction Surgery, Complex Spinal Reconstructions, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, Kyphosis, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Revision Spinal Surgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Instability, Spinal Reconstruction, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Trauma, Spine, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis more

Research Interests

Value-based spine care; Health economics; Cervical myelopathy / stenosis; Spinal degeneration with aging; Minimally invasive spine surgery; Pediatric spinal deformities; Fusionless spine surgery; Outpatient spine surgery more

Request an Appointment

Insurance Information

Main Phone

Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

Request Appointment

International Patients

Request Appointment


Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6754
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County - Google Maps

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6754
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093
Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station - Google Maps


Amit Jain, M.D., M.B.A, is a leader and innovator in spine surgery. He specializes in comprehensive surgical care of the spine in adults and children. He is an expert in cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) degenerative conditions and a sought-out pediatric scoliosis surgeon. 

Dr. Jain's practice ranges from complex spinal deformity surgery in children to minimally-invasive and robotic surgical techniques in adults. He leverages the latest technology and evidence-based clinical practices to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. His philosophy is to take care of patients with respect, compassion and competence, as he would want his own family treated.   

Dr. Jain trained at the Emory Spine Center for his combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine fellowship. Previously, he was an orthopaedic surgery resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the prestigious Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Jain graduated as the class speaker for his medical school class at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and graduated with high honors in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. To further his interests in health economics and care delivery, he pursued an MBA at the Carey Business School and is now a leader in the Hopkins Business of Health executive team

Passionately committed to serving and advocating for spine patients through his clinical, educational and research efforts, Dr. Jain has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters. His research has been presented at multiple conferences in the United States and internationally and resulted in numerous awards. He is a Principal Investigator for a NIH R01 grant to develop the next generation of surgical robotic devices and techniques. He is passionate about mentoring and serves as the Johns Hopkins Spine Fellowship Co-Director. more


  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director, Spine Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins Spine Surgery Fellowship Co-Director
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)


  • Spinal Surgery; Emory University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Jain A, Njoku DB, Sponseller PD. Does patient diagnosis predict blood loss during posterior spinal fusion in children? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Sep 1;37(19):1683-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318254168f. Review. PMID: 22426452

Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Strike SA, Skolasky RL, Riley LH 3rd. rhBMP use in cervical spine surgery: associated factors and in-hospital complications. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Apr 16;96(8):617-23. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00666. PMID: 24740657

Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Strike SA, Menga EN, Sponseller PD, Kebaish KM. Pelvic Fixation in Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery: Historical Perspective, Indications, and Techniques: AAOS Exhibit Selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Sep 16;97(18):1521-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00576. Review. PMID: 26378268

Jain A, Sponseller PD, Shah SA, Samdani A, Cahill PJ, Yaszay B, Njoku DB, Abel MF, Newton PO, Marks MC, Narayanan UG; Harms Study Group. Subclassification of GMFCS Level-5 Cerebral Palsy as a Predictor of Complications and Health-Related Quality of Life After Spinal Arthrodesis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 2;98(21):1821-1828. PMID: 27807115

Jain A, Hassanzadeh H, Puvanesarajah V, Klineberg EO, Sciubba DM, Kelly MP, Hamilton DK, Lafage V, Buckland AJ, Passias PG, Protopsaltis TS, Lafage R, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Kebaish KM; International Spine Study Group. Incidence of perioperative medical complications and mortality among elderly patients undergoing surgery for spinal deformity: analysis of 3519 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov;27(5):534-539. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.SPINE161011. Epub 2017 Aug 18. PMID: 28820363

Activities & Honors


  • Frank L. Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence, Miller-Coulson Academy, 2017 - 2017
  • Ronald Byank Chief Resident Award for Servant Leadership, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017 - 2017
  • Best Resident Researcher Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017 - 2017
  • John H. Moe Award for Best Poster, Scoliosis Research Society, 2016 - 2016
  • Thomas E. Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Paper, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, 2016 - 2016
  • Russell A. Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Paper, Scoliosis Research Society, 2011 - 2011
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, 2010 - 2012
  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, The Rhodes Trust, 2010 - 2010


  • North American Spine Society, 2012
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2012
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2012
  • Harms Study Group, 2018
  • Scoliosis Research Society, 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2012
  • AOSpine, 2017

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Planned Staging of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Does Not Result in Increased Length of Stay or Increased Cost
    Podium, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (03/06/2018)
  • Obesity is Associated with Increased OR Time, Hospital Stay, and Postoperative Wound Complications in Lumbar Fusion Surgery: Analysis of 1,196 Cases at a Single Institution
    Podium, Lumbar Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (04/05/2018)
  • Perioperative Medical Complications and Mortality Rate Among 3,519 Elderly Patients Undergoing Surgery for Spinal Deformity
    Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (03/19/2017)
  • International Spine Study Group. Cost Effectiveness of rhBMP-2 Use in Adult Spinal Surgery
    Podium, Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (09/06/2017)
  • Sacral-Alar-Iliac (SAI) Fixation in Children with Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up
    Poster, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (03/01/2016)
Is this you? Edit Profile
back to top button