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A. Jay Khanna, M.D.

Akhil Jay Khanna, M.D.

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  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Hindi, Spanish


Dr. Khanna is not currently seeing new patients.

Jay Khanna, MD is a board-certified, combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic fellowship trained, spine surgeon who cares for patients in and around the Washington DC metropolitan region. He is an endowed professor of orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering at the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and serves as Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

As a spine specialist, Dr. Khanna is interested in the treatment of a wide range of spine pathologies using techniques ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex spinal reconstructions. He often collaborates with other specialists in interventional pain management, rheumatology, neurology and physiatry and enjoys providing a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to the care of his patients with various conditions of the spine.

Education is another one of Dr. Khanna’s interests. He serves as the course director for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board Review Course which is annually held in Chicago. Dr. Khanna also teaches and directs several other CME courses for spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons through the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and other organizations. Dr. Khanna 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 surgery, neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery. He has edited two highly regarded textbooks entitled "MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist" and "MRI for Orthopaedic Surgeons."

For patient care-related issues, please contact his office at (301)530-3220.

For professional or administrative matters, you can reach Dr. Khanna directly via email at more


  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (1995)


  • Radiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Spinal Surgery; Cleveland Clinic (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2006)

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