Complex & Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery
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About Dr. Khan

Experience. Passion. Excellence.

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My Story

The best part of my job is helping people achieve their personal health goals, so they can lead a productive, fulfilling life without having to worry about their back and neck problems. It gives me a sense of meaning in life, and I am grateful to be in a position where I can truly make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Throughout my training, I have had the good fortune of having some of the top orthopedic spine surgeons in the world as teachers, renowned and respected for their contributions to the field of spine surgery. To them, I owe a great debt of gratitude.

I aim to give my patients a candid, easy-to-understand assessment of their spinal condition, followed by a detailed discussion of how to achieve their desired goals. Sometimes this can be accomplished by nonoperative treatment,
whereas other times (much less frequently) a surgery may be helpful. Fortunately, most patients do not need surgery.

In my spare time I enjoy weightlifting, reading about history, and traveling with my wife and two children.

 

Education

BOARD CERTIFIED SPINE SURGEON
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons [2010]

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MEDICAL CENTER
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery [2010-2017]

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship [Degenerative, Deformity, Minimally-Invasive]

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER
Orthopedic Surgery Residency [Research-Track]
Chief-Resident & Clinical Instructor

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
M.D.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
B.S., Genetics & Cell Biology [Valedictorian, College of Biological Sciences]

 

 
 
 

Honors, Awards, Activities

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Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

Residency

  • Golden Apple Medical Student Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2002

Medical School

  • Medical-Student Research Fellowship, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 1998

Undergraduate

  • Elected Student Speaker (Class of 1997), University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, 1997
  • Student Representative for the University of Minnesota, National Bioengineering Symposium, Seattle, WA, 1997
  • Mark of Excellence Award for Weekly Column-Writing (Midwest Region), American Society of Professional Journalists, 1997
  • Weekly Columnist, The Minnesota Daily, 1996-1997
  • Caldecott Scholarship, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • Freshman-Sophomore Honors Certificate, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • Shapira Scholarship, American Heart Association Minnesota Chapter, 1994
  • Student Senator, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1994

Research Awards

  • First Place J. William Fielding Award for Outstanding Resident/ Fellow Paper: “The surgeon as a consultant for medical device manufacturers: What do our patients think?" Cervical Spine Research Society, 2006
  • Albert Ferguson Research Grant, The Pittsburgh Foundation, 2003
  • Research Fellowship Award, The Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter, 1998
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant, University of Minnesota, 1995-96
 
 
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