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Vishal Khatri, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Practice Location(s): Old Bridge, Freehold, East Brunswick, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Specialty: Orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in complex and minimally invasive techniques. 

Vishal Khatri, MD

Medical School:

MD: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


General Surgery- Temple University Hospital

Orthopaedic Surgery- Cooper University Hospital


Spine Surgery – University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center


AO Spine

North American Spine Society

Scoliosis Research Society

Philadelphia Orthopedic Society

New Jersey Orthopedic Society

Dr. Khatri specializes in spine surgery as an orthopedic surgeon. He began his career at Cooper Bone & Joint Institute, situated within Cooper University Hospital, Southern New Jersey’s only Level 1 academic trauma center, and affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Khatri has extensive experience in a broad range of surgical procedures, from simple to complex, owing to this affiliation. He is particularly interested in degenerative spinal conditions, minimally invasive spine surgery, spine injuries in athletes, spinal tumors, traumatic injuries to the spine, and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways for quicker postoperative recovery.

Dr. Khatri earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he graduated summa cum laude and was the valedictorian of his class. He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Following that, he completed his general surgery internship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, before moving on to a residency in orthopedic surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, where he was the chief resident. Dr. Khatri completed his spine surgery fellowship at The University of Maryland Medical Center and the prestigious R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Khatri has published numerous research articles and co-authored book chapters on spinal conditions. He is a member of the AO Spine, the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society, and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. Outside of work, Dr. Khatri loves spending time with his wife and three boys.

Quote from Dr. Khatri: 

“I believe in a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive approach to spine care. I work very closely with internists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, radiologists, physiatrists, therapists and pediatricians to ensure the best patient care. All avenues for alternatives to surgery are explored before surgery is considered. No two patients are the same, so I focus on an individualized, patient-centric treatment plan. If surgery is necessary, I use the most effective and safe techniques that allow for an optimal recovery. In spine surgery, less is more. Minimally invasive techniques allow for rapid pain relief and a swift recovery.”

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