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Fellowship trained at UCLA in degenerative, traumatic and oncologic disorders of the spine.  Dr. Khamsi specializes in minimally invasive techniques, spinal decompression, fusion, deformity, and tumors. He has had several publications in books and peer reviewed journals and stays active in spine research.
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    Dr. Khamsi is a native of California and finished his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at UCLA graduating Cum Laude and inducted into the prestigious honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He pursued his medical training at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His Orthopaedic Residency was at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ) where he served as administrative chief his last year and was recognized with “resident teaching award” by his peers.

    He completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery under world renowned spine surgeons at UCLA. Dr. Khamsi is board eligible and is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and North American Spine Society (NASS). He has had several publications in books and peer reviewed journals and stays active in research.

    Curriculum Vitae
    Babak Khamsi, M.D.

    Education & Work
    8/2012- 8/2013
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Spine Fellowship

    7/2007- 6/2012
    University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
    Orthopaedic Residency

    8/2003-6/2007
    Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
    Doctor of Medicine

    8/1998-6/2003
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    Graduated Cum Laude

    Research
    2010 - Current
    Cervical lnstability after unilateral facet fracture

    2007
    Does the Second-generation lntercalary Humeral Spacer Improve on the First?

    2004-2007
    Importance of physical therapy in outcome of surgery of upper extremity

    2004-2007
    Flexor Tendon Repair With FiberLoop Compared to Conventional Suture Materials: A Biomechanical Study

    Publications
    Critical Overview and Outlook in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery-Techniques, Evidence and Controversies
    Book chapter
    Being published by AOSpine

    Vertebral Artery Injury in Blunt Cervical Spine Trauma
    Spine Line. July-Aug 2012. 15- 25

    Posterolateral instability of the elbow in an adolescent boy with a lateral epicondyle fracture: a case report.
    Hand (NY) 2011 Mar;6(1):7l-5. Epub 2010 JuJ 14.

    Orthopaedic-radiology-pathology conference: Forearm mass in a 15-year-old girl.
    Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Oct;463:229-36.

    Use of Cross-Leg Flap for Soft-Tissue Coverage in Complicated Pilon Fracture: A Case Report.
    Submitted for publication

    Poster Presentations
    Vertebral Artery Injury in Blunt Cervical Spine Trauma

    • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society - 2012

    Flexor Tendon Repair With FiberLoop Compared to Conventional Suture Materials: A Biomechanical Study
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
      • Annual meeting, San Antonio, TX - August 2005

    Honors/Distinction
    Orthopaedic Administrative Chief Resident - 2011-2012
    NJMS Golden Apple Award Nominee for Excellence in Teaching - 2012
    AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum Nominee - 2011
    Tau-Beta-Pi: Engineering Honor Society - 2002
    Etta-Kappa-Nu: Electrical Engineering Honor Society - 2002
    Golden Key National Honor Society - 2002

    Extra Curricular Activities
    Fluent in English, Farsi (Persian)
    Certified in Medical Spanish by University of Arizona - July 2006
    Healthcare In Transition (HIT) - 2003-2004
    Vice president; A student organization with objective of focusing on current issues of healthcare system and informing the students through meetings, guest speakers, forums
    Graduate Student Council Representative - 2003-2005