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Khaled Kebaish

Dr. KHALED KEBAISH holds a dual appointment as Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kebaish is also the Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship. The youngest of 7 children, Dr. Khaled Kebaish was born in a small village in the Eastern province of Egypt and moved to Cairo at age 5 with his older brothers and sisters to attend school. He pursued his undergraduate and medical degree at Cairo University where he then went on to complete an internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Cairo University Hospitals. Subsequently, he decided to pursue further training in North America, and moved to the United States in 2004 where he began as a resident in the Department of Surgery at the Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He then was selected to train in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto as a resident and a chief resident, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). In 1999, Dr. Kebaish joined the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Surgery Department as a Spine Surgery Fellow in Complex Spine Deformity Surgery. During his fellowship, he was offered a faculty position and has stayed ever since, reaching the level of professor in September 2015.

Dr. Kebaish has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and 20 book chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Kebaish is currently investigating disc degeneration, spine biomechanics and clinical outcomes in spinal deformity surgery.

His research work has been recognized both nationally and internationally, and he is a two time winner of the prestigious Hibbs Award for best scientific research from the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Kebaish was also the recipient of the SRS Traveling Fellowship in 2010 for his distinction in the field of spinal deformity. One of his most impactful contributions is the introduction of a new surgical procedure for sacro-pelvic fixation “the S2AI technique”. This technique, which was the product of biomechanical, radiographic and clinical studies, has been widely adopted by spine surgeons around the world.

Dr. Kebaish has mentored over 35 fellows from 3 different continents. In addition, he has been a visiting professor in 15 countries. He has mentored and taught Hopkins orthopaedic students and residents continuously since 2000, and received the Teacher of the Year Award in 2013. He has also completed two marathons, both under four hours.

He is married to Dr. Floreana Kebaish and together they have two sons, Noah, 4, and Yassin, 2.