Safdar N. Khan, MD, FAAOS, maintains the position of Chief of Spine Surgery at Ohio University, a major U.S. public research university. Dr. Khan has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 10 years, with specific expertise in complex spinal reconstructive surgery. An active physician in his field, Dr. Khan also is an Instructor at one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State University, and is on staff as an attending physician at OSU Hospital and at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Contributing several publications from his research in muscular spinal disorders, Dr. Khan is an esteemed member of the North American Spine Society; as well as the honored recognition of Fellow from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Education and Training
Aga Khan University
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopedic Surgery
- Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging screening for a surgical decision regarding the approach for anterior spine fusion at the cervicothoracic junction.
- Factors predicting hospital stay, operative time, blood loss, and transfusion in patients undergoing revision posterior lumbar spine decompression, fusion, and segmental instrumentation.
- Animal models for preclinical assessment of bone morphogenetic proteins in the spine.
- The molecular basis of intervertebral disk degeneration.
- Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2: use in spinal fusion applications.
- Threaded cortical bone dowels in lumbosacral arthrodesis: a review.
- Spinal fusion surgery: animal models for tissue-engineered bone constructs.
- Piriformis syndrome and low back pain: a new classification and review of the literature.
- The use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in orthopaedic applications.
- Application of bone morphogenetic proteins in spinal fusion.
- Surgical management of metastatic spine tumors.
- The delay in diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a review of 102 patients.
- Treatment of complex cervical spine disorders. Preface.
- Cost effectiveness analysis of graft options in spinal fusion surgery using a Markov model.
- The temporal role of leptin within fracture healing and the effect of local application of recombinant leptin on fracture healing.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Teaches, Ohio State University -
- Chief of Spine Surgery, Ohio University -
- Research Scholarship
- University of Southern California Davis Medical Center
- (Research in Muscular Spine Disorders)
Professional Society Memberships
- North American Spine Society
Articles and Publications
- Has been Published
What do you attribute your success to?
- Mentorship from Leading Physicians in his Field
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Favorite professional publications
- Bone and Joint Surgery Journal
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