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Safdar Khan
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As a spine surgeon, I take care of patients with conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine including degenerative conditions as well as adult and pediatric advanced deformity, which is my area of interest.

My patient care philosophy is to treat each patient as I would treat a member of my own family. In circumstances where surgery is needed, it’s already a very difficult and tense time for people. I pride myself in treating each patient as an individual. What might work for one patient might not work for everyone, so part of my job is to develop a treatment plan that’s specific to each person’s condition. That might include non-operative care or possibly surgery.

I believe that by combining the tenants of research, teaching and education to provide excellent patient care, I’m living Ohio State’s mission to provide personalized medicine for everyone.

I grew up in Pakistan and came to this country in 1998. Since then, I’ve been involved in medical research, teaching and education. My wife is a clinical psychologist from California and we have two boys. In my free time, I love to cook and I fancy myself an amateur chef. Back in the day I used to play base guitar in a band. Hopefully there are no pictures available!

Highlights

  • Assistant professor of orthopedic surgery
  • Completed over four years of benchtop research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016

Medical Degree

  • M.D.
    Aga Khan University Medical School
    10/31/1998

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    UC Davis Medical Center
    7/1/2005 - 6/30/2010

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Orthopedics
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis, Spine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Arthrodesis
  • Diskectomy
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Ankylosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis

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Locations where I practice

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More about my work

My background

Fellowship

  • Spine Surgery
    Rush Medical Center
    9/1/2010 - 7/31/2011

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/25/2013

My Department

Orthopaedics

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/17, Dr. Khan has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.