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Amit Jain, M.D.

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4.6 out of 5
115 Ratings
  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive and Outpatient 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

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
601 N. Caroline St.
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6754
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-6754
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Amit Jain, M.D., is a spine surgeon serving patients in the Baltimore and Howard County regions. Dr. Jain specializes in comprehensive surgical care of the spine in adults and children. He is an expert in cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) problems, as well as scoliosis and spinal deformities. Dr. Jain employs the latest minimally invasive, motion-sparing and robotic surgical techniques to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. His philosophy is to take care of patients with respect and compassion, 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 and the Ron Byank Award for Leadership. 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.  

Passionately committed to serving and advocating for spine patients through his clinical, educational and research efforts, Dr. Jain has published more than 120 scientific articles and book chapters. As a thought leader, he has been invited to speak at more than 100 national and international conferences, and won numerous awards. more


  • Chief, Minimally-Invasive and Outpatient Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director, Spine Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



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


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


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

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled / Orthopaedic Surgery - Spine

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

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Review for Providers and Patients

Spinal Fusion

Herniated/Slipped Disc

Spinal Stenosis

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)

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

COVID-19 created a surgery backlog that’s only going to get worse | The Baltimore Sun (June 2020)

Study shows it may take seven to 16 months for surgeons to complete backlog of elective surgeries | WMAR-2 News Baltimore (June 2020)

As Postponed Surgeries Resume, Can U.S. Hospitals Handle the Strain? | U.S. News (June 2020)

Evidence Mounts that Daily Opioid Users May Fare Worse After Spine Surgery, Study Finds | Johns Hopkins Medicine (April 2018)

Look-Back Study Suggests Some Major Scoliosis Surgeries Can Be Avoided | Johns Hopkins Medicine (July 2016)

No Anti-Clotting Treatment Needed for Most Kids Undergoing Spine Surgeries | Johns Hopkins Medicine (July 2014)

Depressed adult spinal deformity patients improve at same magnitude as non-depressed following surgical treatment | Spinal News International (November 2016)

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