Mohammed Faraz Khan, MD


Shared-decision making is extremely important to me when meeting with patients. We discuss all the different treatment options, and together we determine the right plan for their unique needs.


Dr. Khan is one of the nation’s leading physicians in the treatment of complex disorders of the spine. Known for his advocacy of the most conservative treatment appropriate for each patient, he often employs minimally invasive techniques, as well as state-of-the-art computer-assisted navigation technology, when treating neck/back pain, sciatica, disc disease, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, scoliosis, spine tumors, and spinal fusions. Dr. Khan has extensive experience in the treatment of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, as well as in treating a wide range of neurosurgical conditions such as brain tumors, hydrocephalus and peripheral nerve disorders.

His conservative approach is driven by a desire to decrease patient hospital stays and help patients more quickly return to full functionality. Embracing shared decision-making with patients, Dr. Khan is dedicated to ensuring they understand their treatment options and feel confident and comfortable with the treatment plan selected.

Biographical Highlights

Medical School The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Neurological Surgery (Served as Chief Resident)
Advanced Fellowship Training
Fellowship: Complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Khan has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has authored several textbook chapters on the treatment of spinal disorders. He has served on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Planning Committee. As a participant in the renowned Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, he focused on the treatment of severe spinal trauma with spinal cord injury, spinal deformity, and complex revision spinal surgery.

  • Roberto C. Heros Resident Teaching Award: 2015
  • Medical Association Dean’s Award: 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society: 2007
  • Clara March Scholarship Award: 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa: 2003
  • Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Englewood Health
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Khan MF, Burks S, Levi A. The effect of steroids on the incidence of gastrointestinal hemorrhage after spinal cord injury: a case-controlled study. Spinal Cord 2014; 52: 58–60
  • Fabiano AJ, Khan MF, Rozzelle CJ, Li V. Preoperative predictors for improvement following surgical untethering in occult tight filum terminale syndrome. Pediatr Neurosurg 2009;45:256-261
  • Khan MF, Jaczorski A, Roger EP. Kyphoplasty: A New Frontier. UB Neurosurg 2007 Aug 17;15(3):3
  • Khan MF, Widi G, Manzano G. Posterior Cervical Arthrodesis. In: Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition (eds. Connolly ES, et al.) Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. In press, 2012
  • Widi G, Khan MF, Manzano G. Posterior Cervical Decompression. In: Fundamentals of Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 2nd Edition (eds. Connolly ES, et al.) Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. In press, 2012

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