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Oner Khera, M.D.

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Oner Khera, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Khera is originally from Corning, NY. He completed his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Khera trained as a resident of University Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Khera won the resident-nominated best graduating chief award. Other training sites include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, as well as Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Khera completed his spine fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr Khera specializes in Orthopaedic Spine care to include degenerative disease, scoliosis, tumors, and traumatic fractures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Khera also manages a variety of general orthopaedic issues including fracture care.

Medical Degree

George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spine Surgery Fellowship

Louis A. Goldstein Fellowship in Spinal Surgery
University of Rochester Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rochester, NY

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
North American Spine Society

Hospital Affiliations

Arrowhead Community Hospital
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Oner Khera, M.D.

Board Eligible Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Curriculum Vitae

Phoenix Orthopaedic Consultants
5605 W. Eugie Ave. #111
Glendale, AZ 85304
Phone: (602) 298-8888 | FAX: (602) 938-2504
Web: www.phxortho.com

Fellowship

LOUIS A. GOLDSTEIN FELLOWSHIP IN SPINAL SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, Rochester, New York.

Training experience included surgical and conservative management of a variety of spinal disorders including adult degenerative disease, adolescent scoliosis, tumors, and traumatic fractures of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines.

HONORS: Top 10 poster finalist at annual AOSpine Fellows Forum in Banff, AB Canada for project entitled “Functional Outcomes, Morbidity, Mortality and Fracture Healing Rates in 58 Consecutive Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Patients Treated with Cervical Collar or Posterior Fusion.”

Residency

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Trained as a resident of University Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the The University Hospital. Other training sites include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and other local hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

HONORS: Winner of Peer Award for best graduating chief as nominated by the residents.

Licenses

Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery
New York State Medical License
Arizona State Medical License
DEA Certificate

Medical Education

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Honors: Dean’s List 1991-1992 Academic Year.

Publications/Presentations

Presenter. AOSpine Annual Fellows Forum, April 2011. “Functional Outcomes, Morbidity, Mortality and Fracture Healing Rates in 58 Consecutive Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Patients Treated with Cervical Collar or Posterior Fusion”

Presenter. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, June 2010. “The Selection and Training of the Orthopaedic Resident: Are We Missing the Mark?”

Presenter. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Donald J. Frank Research Day, May 2009. “Comparison of Locked Versus Standard Plating in the Definitive Treatment of Pilon Fractures”

Presenter. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, January 2008. “Subaxial Cervical Spine Fractures”

Presenter. University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, November 2006. “Fractures of the Humeral Shaft”

Molinari RW, Khera OA, Molinari III WJ. Prophylactic Intraoperative Powdered Vancomycin and Postoperative Deep Spinal Wound Infection: 1,512 Consecutive Surgical Cases Over a 6-Year Period. Eur Spine J., 2011 Dec 8.

Molinari RW, Khera OA, Gruhn WL, McAssey RW. Rigid Cervical Collar Treatment for Geriatric Type II Odontoid Fractures. Eur Spine J., 2011 Nov 18.

Schulman JE, Williams S, Khera O, Sahba T, Michelson J, Fine K. Effective Osteoporosis Education in the Outpatient Orthopaedic Setting. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am), 2007 Feb;89:301-306.

Research Experience

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI DEPT. OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Research project entitled Comparison of Locked Versus Standard Plating in the Definitive Treatment of Pilon Fractures. A two-arm study (retrospective and randomized prospective) under the guidance of Dr. Toan Le (Adult Reconstruction/Orthopaedic Traumatology).

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DEPT. OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, Washington, D.C.
Research project entitled Effective Osteoporosis Education in the Outpatient Orthopaedic Setting. Collected data on the current osteoporosis knowledge of women who visited the orthopedic clinic at GWU.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, DEPT. OF PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE (ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CENTER), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Research laboratory of Drs. Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski. Assisted Dr. Ryong-Woon Shin in quest to create an animal model of Alzheimer’s by performing the extraction, sectioning, and staining of tissue. Acknowledged in Aluminum Modifies the Properties of Alzheimer’s Disease PHF tau Proteins in vivo and in vitro (Journal of Neuroscience, 1994 Nov;14:7221-33).

Awards

AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE (FROM MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING), Fairfax County, Virginia.

Personal

Avid motorcyclist. Racing enthusiast. Mechanically skilled with a strong fund of self-taught automotive knowledge who spends free time repairing, tuning, detailing cars and motorcycles.

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