Khaled M Kebaish, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.S.

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  • Division Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, Arabic, French


Cervical Spine Revision Surgery, Deformity Spine Surgery, Degenerative Disc Disease, Orthopaedic Surgery, Revision Spinal Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Tumors, Spine, Spine and Spinal Deformities, Spine Surgery more

Research Interests

Disc degeneration and biological repair; Spine biomechanics; Clinical outcomes in spinal deformity more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3376
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Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
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Dr. Khaled Kebaish serves as chief of the Spine Division in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurological surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include spine deformities and scoliosis, degenerative spine disorders, spine tumors and disc arthroplasty.

Dr. Kebaish earned his M.D. from Cairo University. He completed his residency at University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, and performed a fellowship in spinal reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Kebaish's research interests include the clinical and functional outcomes of spine surgery with a special focus on adult deformity surgery. He also focuses on the biomechanical testing and evaluation of different fixation devices and techniques in the adult spine. more


  • Division Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

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Centers & Institutes



  • MBBCh; Cairo University Medical College (1994)


  • Surgery; Memorial Medical Center (1995)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Toronto - Temerty Faculty of Medicine (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kebaish’s research focuses on the study of the clinical and functional outcome in spine surgery with special focus on adult deformity surgery. In addition, he is interested in biomechanical testing and evaluation of different fixation devices and techniques in the adult spine.

Clinical Trials

Incidence of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis (PJK) in Long Posterior Spinal Fusion: A Study Comparing Traditional Open Surgery to Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Technique at the Proximal Fusion Levels

Cost Effectiveness of Nonoperative Management for Adult Spinal Deformity (HEO)

Selected Publications

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Jain A, Kebaish KM, Sciubba DM, Hassanzadeh H, Scheer JK, Neuman BJ, Lafage V, Bess S, Protopsaltis TS, Burton DC, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Hostin RA, Ames CP; International Spine Study Group.. Early Patient-Reported Outcomes Predict 3-Year Outcomes in Operatively Treated Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity. World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar 10. pii: S1878-8750(17)30315-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.03.003. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28288920

Bian Q, Ma L, Jain A, Crane JL, Kebaish K, Wan M, Zhang Z, Edward Guo X, Sponseller PD, Séguin CA, Riley LH, Wang Y, Cao X. Mechanosignaling activation of TGFβ maintains intervertebral disc homeostasis. Bone Res. 2017 Mar 21;5:17008. doi: 10.1038/boneres.2017.8. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28392965

De la Garza Ramos R, Goodwin CR, Passias PG, Neuman BJ, Kebaish KM, Lafage V, Schwab F, Sciubba DM. Timing of Complications Occurring Within 30 Days After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine Deform. 2017 Mar;5(2):145-150. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2016.10.009. PMID: 28259267

Carreon LY, Glassman SD, Shaffrey CI, Fehlings MG, Dahl B, Ames CP, Matsuyama Y, Qiu Y, Mehdian H, Cheung KM, Schwab FJ, Pellisé F, Kebaish KM, Lenke LG. Predictors of Health-Related Quality-of-Life After Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Scoli-RISK-1 Secondary Analysis. Spine Deform. 2017 Mar;5(2):139-144. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2016.11.001. PMID: 28259266

Miller EK, Neuman BJ, Jain A, Daniels AH, Ailon T, Sciubba DM, Kebaish KM, Lafage V, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP, International Spine Study Group. An assessment of frailty as a tool for risk stratification in adult spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017;43(6):E3.

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

A Novel Surgical Approach: Preserving Motions Segments in the Spine | Johns Hopkins Medicine (2023)

Webinar: Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Spine Issues (Neck Pain) | Johns Hopkins Medicine (May 2017)

S2-alar-iliac Technique Revolutionizes Spinal Deformity Surgery | Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery (Winter 2017)

92 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know | Becker's Spine Review (September 2013)

A Brighter Outlook on Spinal Revision Surgery | Framework (Winter 2013)

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