Speciality Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Degrees M.D., MBA
Areas of Expertise
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Fusion, Deformity, and Tumors
Board Certification American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Languages English, Spanish, Farsi (Persian)

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.


Dr. Babak Khamsi is a California native 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.  He completed an Orthopaedic Residency at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (formerly UMDNJ) where he served as Administrative Chief Resident and was recognized with “Resident Teaching Award” by his peers.

He completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery with world renowned spine surgeons at UCLA. Dr. Khamsi’s focus on healthcare include treating his patients as well as developing better models that would serve his community, therefore he obtained the highly sought after Healthcare Executive Masters of Business Administration (HCEMBA) from University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Khamsi has dedicated his service to Southern California as well as abroad, performing regular reconstructive spinal deformity surgeries for underserved populations in Mexico. He also serves as a clinical faculty at University of California Riverside School of Medicine and is involved in training and educating future doctors. He has had several publications in books and peer reviewed journals and stays active in research. Dr. Khamsi is Board Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and North American Spine Society (NASS).

Dr. Khamsi specializes in non-operative and operative treatment of all conditions of neck and back. He is a proponent of conservative management and believes surgery should be reserved as the last option.

In his free time, Dr. Khamsi enjoys playing and watching sports (GO RAMS!), attending cultural events, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Curriculum Vitae

Healthcare Executive
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of California

Irvine, CA

Spine Fellowship

University of California

Los Angeles, CA

Orthopaedic Residency

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ

New Jersey

Doctor of Medicine

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
(Graduated Cum Laude)

University of California

Los Angeles, CA

Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Haider Spine Center

Children’s Spine Foundation

Past Affiliations

Healthcare In Transition (HIT)

Graduate Student Council Representative

Cervical Instability after unilateral facet fracture

Does the Second-generation Intercalary Humeral Spacer Improve on the First?

Importance of physical therapy in outcome of surgery of upper extremity

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

Private Practice


Vroome C, Khamsi B, Daubs M
Adult Spinal Deformity. In: Recent Advances in Spinal Surgery
Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub
February 29
1 edition
Sood A, Khamsi B, Datiashvili R, Berberian WS
Use of Cross-Leg Flap for Soft-Tissue Coverage in Complicated Pilon Fracture: A Case Report
Am J Orthop
Belle Mead, NJ
Khamsi B, Gidvani SN, Wang JC
Adjacent Segment Pathology of the Cervical Spine. In: AOSpine Masters Series Volume 3: Cervical Degenerative Conditions
AOSpine Masters Series
Caravaggi P, Chaudary S, Uko L, Chen L, Khamsi B, Vives M
A novel design for application of pure moments in-vitro: application to the kinematics of the cervical spine
J Biomech
April 5
Mikhael M, Khamsi B, Wang J
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:A Critical Overview and Outlook. In:Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Techniques, Evidence, and Controversies
AOSpine and Thieme
Davos, CH
Khamsi B
Vertebral Artery Injury in Blunt Cervical Spine Trauma
Spine Line
15- 25
Khamsi B
Posterolateral instability of the elbow in an adolescent boy with a lateral epicondyle fracture: a case report
Hand (NY)
July 14
Khamsi B
Orthopaedic-radiology-pathology conference: Forearm mass in a 15-year-old girl
Clin Orthop Relat Res
Khamsi B
Cervical Myelopathy
Inland Pain Society
Khamsi B
Infection, What’s next
American College of Spine Surgery
Khamsi B
Vertebral Artey Injury in Blunt Cervical Spine Trauma
New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Khamsi B
Flexor Tendon Repair With FiberLoop Compared to Conventional Suture Materials: A Biomechanical Study
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
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