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Amrit S. Khalsa

Amrit S. Khalsa, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery


  • BA in Biology - Johns Hopkins University (2007)
  • MD - Tulane University School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium Student Grant (2009)
  • Academic Dean’s List, Johns Hopkins University (2003-2007)
  • Marci and Larry Kenney Scholarship for Outstanding Biology Major, Johns Hopkins University (2003-2007)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, candidate member
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

Amrit Khalsa, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Philadelphia. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has a special interest in spine surgery.

Dr. Khalsa provides care for diseases and conditions affecting the neck and back, including scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, radiculopathy, disc herniations, spondylolisthesis and spine tumors. Areas of expertise include artificial disc replacement surgery, minimally invasive spine procedures and complex spinal reconstructions or revisions.

Dr. Khalsa serves as a pediatric spinal deformity surgeon for the non-profit organization Global Spine Outreach, through programs in Monterrey, Mexico, and Cali, Colombia.

Clinical Services

Orthopedics, Spinal deformities, Spine surgery


  • Comprehensive Spine Surgery, San Diego Spine Fellowship at Scripps Clinic (2017)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Drexel University College of Medicine (2015)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Drexel University College of Medicine (2012)

Amrit Khalsa, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.


Published Papers

"Does knowledge of implant cost affect choice of fixation in stable intertrochanteric hip fractures?"
Kumar NS, Jakoi AM, Khalsa AS, Star AM
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ):E439-44, Nov/Dec 2017

"Variability in assessing spinopelvic parameters with lumbosacral transitional vertebrae: inter- and intra-observer reliability among spine surgeons"
Khalsa AS, Mundis GM, Yagi M, Fessler R, Bess S, Hosogane N, Park P, Than K, Daniels A, Iorio J, Ledesma J, Tran S, Eastlack RK
Spine, Oct 3, 2017

"Novel case of Trevor’s disease: Adult onset and later recurrence"
Khalsa AS, Kumar NS, Chin MA, Lackman RD
World J Orthop.; 8(1): 77-81, 2017

"Adult Deformity Correction Techniques"
Jakoi AM, Khalsa AS, Fayssoux R
Seminars in Spine Surgery; 27(3): 159-62, Sep 2015

"Distal tibia fractures: locked or non-locked plating?"
Khalsa AS, Toossi N, Tabb LP, Amin NH, Donohue KW, Cerynik DL
Acta Orthop.;85(3):299-304, Jun 2014

"Non-acute compartment syndrome of the lower extremity as a presentation of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: a review of literature and case report"
Khalsa AS
DrexelMed Journal;6(1):76-8, Spring 2012

"Influence of BMI of level of circulating progenitor cells"
Belows CF, Zhang Y, Simmons PJ, Khalsa AS, Kolonin MG
Obesity;19(8):1722-6, Aug 2011

Books and Book Chapters

"Anterior Column Realignment (ACR): Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Treatment of Adult Sagittal Plane Deformity"
Mundis GM, Hosseini P, Khalsa AS, Akbarnia BA
In F.M Phillips, I.H. Lieberman, D.W. Polly Jr., M.Y. Wang (Ed.), Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management, 2e (pp.200-208). New York: Springer International Publishing AG, Cham., 2017

"Sacral-illiac Spine"
Khalsa AS, Chin M, Ponnappan RK
Handbook of Spine Surgery, 2nd Edition. New York: Thieme, 2015


Invited Lectures

"Retroperitoneal anatomy with lateral access surgery"
Society of Lateral Access Surgery in New York City, December 9, 2017

"Lumbar Spinal Conditions in Athletes: Common Etiologies and Operative Indications"
Drexel Sports Medicine Fellowship Grand Rounds. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2017

"Pseudoarthrosis in Spine Surgery: Risks, Work-up, and Management"
Scripps Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, La Jolla, California, June 26, 2017

Back pain: common etiologies and operative indications.
Scripps Mercy Department of Family Medicine, Chula Vista, California, April 12, 2017
University of California San Diego Department of Primary Care Sports Medicine, La Jolla, California, February 21, 2017

"Musculoskeletal and neurologic examination of the spine"
Presented to MS4 students at Intersession II for the Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2016, and March 23, 2015


"Rest Pain Level as a Preoperative Predictor of Success with Indirect Decompression for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Pilot Study"
Khalsa AS, Eghbali A, Eastlack RK, Tran S, Akbarnia BA, Ledesma JB, Mundis GM
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada, . September 15, 2017
2017 Scripps Fellowship Research Forum, La Jolla, California, June 13, 2017

"Radiographic and Surgical Outcomes after Stand-Alone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
Khalsa AS, Ledesma JB, Mundis GM, Tran S, Eastlack RK
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 15, 2017

"Variability in Assessing Spinopelvic Parameters (SPP) with Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae (LTV): Inter- and Intra-observer Reliability Among Spine Surgeons"
Khalsa AS, Mundis GM, Mitsuru Y, Fessler R, Bess S, Hosogane N, Park P, Than K, Daniels A, Iorio J, Nguyen S, Eastlack RK, ISSG
The 14th Annual Cabos Meeting: State of Spine Surgery Think Tank, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, June 17, 2017

"Educational Tool Improves Ability to Predict Treatment of Cervical Spine Injuries for Emergency Medicine Residents"
Khalsa AS, Koerner JD, Kepler CK, Rihn J, Hall R, Vaccaro AR, Radcliff KE
2015 Annual Drexel Orthopaedics Research Day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 5, 2015

"Distal tibial fractures: Locking or non-locking plates?"
Khalsa AS, Toossi N, Tabb LP, Amin NH, Donohue KW, Cerynik DL
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopaedic Society, Miami, Florida, November 2, 2013

"Transcriptional regulation of multidrug resistance transporters in the opportunistic yeast Candida glabrata"
Vermitsky JP, Khalsa AS, Ayzenerg M, Henry KW, Smith WL, Edlind TD
Drexel University Discovery Day, Philadelphia, PA, October 2004

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.