OSNI of Northwest Indiana


730 45th Ave.

Munster, IN 46321


OSNI © 2017

Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS

Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS


News & Media 

Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS

Clinical Faculty Department of Orthopaedics IUSM-Northwest


Practice Emphasis:

Spine Care, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


Dr. Khanna graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science in Bio-Medical Engineering. Dr. Khanna believes in a conservative non-invasive and minimally invasive approach to treating most spinal conditions. His focus is on establishing the diagnosis early in the care of a patient and designing an individualized treatment plan for each patient.


Dr. Khanna is considered a leader in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has participated in the design and development of many minimally invasive surgical techniques that have led to a dramatic decrease in the discomfort typically associated with spinal procedures. He has taught both United States and International Surgeons these techniques. He has presented his research on these techniques at international spine meetings and has been a pioneer in moving many spinal procedures to the outpatient setting. Many patients are now sent home hours after their procedure avoiding the long hospital stays and pain historically associated with spine surgery.


Dr. Khanna’s extensive research has been published in Spine, Journal of Spine, Journal of American College of Surgeons, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and American Journal of Orthopaedics. He has written Text Book chapters in the Principles and Practice of Spine Surgery. His research has been presented at national and international meetings such as North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedics, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and Mid America Orthopaedic Society.


Medical School:

Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine

New York City, NY



Washington University

St Louis, MO



Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Washington University

St Louis, MO



Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Hospital

Chicago, IL



* American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

* Professional Organizations: North American Spine Society

* American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

* Indiana State Medical Association

* Indiana Medical Association

* Society of Lateral Access Surgeons

Nitin Khanna MD presented his MAS PLIF research at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS)


OSNI is proud to announce Dr. Khanna's Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor Award for 2016


Nitin Khanna, MD. discusses the importance of personalized medicine in the spinal care field. (January 2017)


Nitin Khanna MD serves as Faculty for Minimally Invasive Spine Meeting - SOLAS 2016 in NYC


Nitin Khanna MD research presented at the Society from Miminally Invasive Spine Surgery in Las Vegas (October 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD named 341 spine surgeons to know in Becker’s SPINE REVIEW (October 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD, AAOS spokesperson, promotes back pack safety (August 2016)


Dr. Khanna discusses the future of Spine Care Surgery & his experience with the MAS PLIF procedure (June 2016)


Safe techniques for handling travel baggage while traveling by Nitin Khanna MD (June 2016)


Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Nitin Khanna, MD, answers questions about back pain & spine procedures (May 2016)


Dr. Khanna's article on when back pain needs to be evaluated by a health care professional (April 2016)


Dr. Khanna's article on Medialized, Muscle-Splitting Approach for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (April 2016)


Dr. Khanna's article on Breaking Through the ‘‘Glass Ceiling’’ of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (April 2016)


Dr. Nitin Khanna operate on a patient at the Center of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munster (March 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD, have been awarded Patient Choice Award 2015


Nitin Khanna MD publishes first multicenter center study on MAS PLIF (January 25, 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD Coauthors position statement on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (January 25, 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD presents at the Nuvasive Insurgecy Spine Conference in San Diego, California (January 25, 2016)


Nitin Khanna MD have been named in Becker’s list of the 322 Spine Surgeons to know - 2016


Dr. Nitin Khanna presents as Faculty – IGA Disruptive thoughts in Global Alignment Spine Meeting (December 13 2015)


Dr. Khanna shares some tips for traveling with heavy luggage this season (November 23 2015)


Written Testimonial from a Happy Patient of Dr. Nitin Khanna! (November 2015)


Dr. Nitin Khanna has been invited as reviewer for SPINE. Recognized internationally as the leading journal in its field.


Nitin Khanna MD presents at The Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery (SMISS) in Las Vegas on (November 6, 2015)


Dr. Khanna talks about the 5 Keys to safer Spine Surgery in his recent article (October 2015)


Nitin Khanna, MD, recently presented his research at an international conference (June 2015)


Dr. Khanna and a panel discuss the future of Spine Surgery (June 2015)


Khanna develops new Spine technology (July 2012)


Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS, included in the Guide to America's Top Orthopedists (June 2012)


Khanna honored with Patients' Choice award for 2010 and 2011 (May 2012)


Khanna named Compassionate Doctor for 2011 (May 2012)


Drs. Khanna featured in May/June issue of 'Get Healthy' Magazine (May 2012)


Dr. Nitin Khanna featured in Accelerated Express (Winter 2011)


Dr. Nitin Khanna featured on NPR affiliate station, The Lakeshore FM (June 2011)


Dr. Nitin Khanna featured in American College of Surgeons (2005)