Dr. Amer Khalil is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with specialty in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. His clinical interests include cervical and lumbar spine surgery (eg, sciatica), complex deformity surgery and scoliosis, lateral access and minimally invasive surgical procedures, spine fractures and spinal cord injury, spinal tumors, spondylosis and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Khalil has special interest in innovative therapies and technologies to improve the health of patients.
Dr. Khalil served as Director of Spine Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of California, Irvine's Department of Neurological Surgery before he moved to the private practice and joined DISC, he continues to serve as a volunteer neurosurgeon at UCI medical center.
Dr. Khalil completed an internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Thereafter, Dr. Khalil underwent combined neurosurgery-orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship at New England Baptist hospital in Boston, MA, and a research fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston conducting preclinical trials of neuroscaffolds implantation in injured spinal cord of rats that lead to first-in-human clinical trial.
Dr. Khalil also held fellowship positions in neurosurgery at Harvard affiliated hospitals, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at University of Jordan Medical School in Amman, Jordan.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Khalil has received many honors, including the American Association of Neurological SurgeonsTop GunAward.
Dr. Khalil is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, North American Spine Society (NASS), AO Spine foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, and several other societies.
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