Doctor of Medicine: Stanford University  School of Medicine

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital



Dr. Khurana is a board certified adult and pediatric spine care specialist. After earning his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Khurana received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also completed a general surgery internship and an orthopedic surgery residency. He was fellowship trained in spinal reconstruction at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the University of Miami//Project to Cure Paralysis.

His area of expertise lies in spinal reconstruction, cervical spine surgery, minimally invasive microsurgery, adult and pediatric scoliosis, spine trauma and tumors, and the evaluation and treatment of patients wth multiple failed and previous surgeries. In addition, Dr. Khurana is a distinguished member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery that helps define and advance the science and art of lateral surgery and particularly, the XLIF procedure (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion), a side approach for lumbar fusions that are performed on an outpatient basis at DISC.

Having performed over 1700 spinal surgeries spanning the entire spinal axis, Dr. Khurana is a highly regarded spinal surgeon and has earned many national and international distinctions for spine research, including the 1999 Volvo Corporation Award for the Clinical Study of Low Back Pain and the 2000 Orthopedic Hospital Research Award from the California Orthopedic Association. Dr. Khurana was previously chief of spine surgery at Permanente Group San Diego and is now an esteemed member of the DISC spinal care team.