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Khanna develops new Spine technology (July 2012)

Tsikouris contributes to Building Indiana News (July/August 2012)

SCS featured in Franciscan Alliance publication, Regional Rounds; see page 9            (July 2012)

Dwight Tyndall, M.D., FAAOS, speaks at ISIA Conference (June 2012)

Building Indiana News (May/June 2012)

SCS Marketing Director, Angie Tsikouris, named Influential Woman (June 2012)

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

Spine Care Specialists named Best Spine Care in Times' annual 'Best Of' poll (May 2012)

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

Khanna named Compassionate Doctor for 2011 (May 2012)

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

Quick Return to Work for Hammond Man (February 2012)

Building Indiana News (January/February 2012)

New Year, new man for man traveling from Africa (January 2012)

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

Dr. Dwight Tyndall named '2011 Who's Who in Indiana' (July 2011)

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

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Your Well Being (May/June 2011)

Dr. Nitin Khanna & Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in The Times (May 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Franciscan Companion (Spring 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured on NPR affiliate station, The Lakeshore FM (March 2011)

Dr. Dwight Tyndall featured in Sisters of St. Francis (2010)

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

The Spine Care Team

Dr. Nitin Khanna, M.D., FAAOS

Dr. Nitin Khanna completed his Spine Fellowship from the prestigious RUSH Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He completed his Orthopaedic and Spine training at the world renowned Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his medical school degree in New York City from the Mount Sinai – NYU School of Medicine. His Undergraduate training was completed at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Bio-Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

His 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.

Educational Background

  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL Spine Fellowship
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Mt. Sinai—NYU Medical School, New York, NY Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Bioengineering

Licensure & Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedics (AAOS)
  • Indiana State Medical Society (ISMA)
  • State Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers, Hammond and Dyer, IN
  • Community Hospital, Munster, IN
  • St. Catherines Hospital, East Chicago, IN
  • Franciscan Physicians Hospital, Munster, IN


  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery using the operating microscope
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Advanced Spinal Fusion techniques
  • Motion Preservation Spine Surgery

Papers and Presentations

  • Characterization of graft subsidence in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with rigid anterior plate fixation (Presented NASS 2004, Published Am J Orthopedics 2006)
  • The role of Bone Morphogenic Proteins in Spinal Fusion (Published J Am College of Surgeons, Feb 2005)
  • Update on bone morphogenetic proteins and their application in spine surgery (Published Feb 2005)
  • Book Chapter - Treatment of CSF Fluid Leaks, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SPINE SURGERY
  • Comparison of Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion versus Posterior alone in Congenital Scoliosis (Presented Pediatric Orthopedic Society 2004 and Scoliosis Research Society 2004, submitted to SPINE)
  • Comparison of clinical and radiographic outcomes in instrumented anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with and without direct uncovertebral joint decompression (Presented Cervical Spine Research Society 2003, Published SPINE J 2004)
  • A new measurement to diagnose Scheuermann's kyphosis (Submitted AAOS, NASS)
  • Exertional Myelopathy in type 2 congenital kyphosis (Published SPINE, Oct 2002)
  • Intramedullary Nailing of Femur Fractures in Children Through the Greater Trochanter Using Humeral or Tibial Nails (Presented AAOS 2001, Published Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2005)
  • Fractures Of The Proximal One Third of the Tibia Shaft Treated With Intramedullary Nails and Blocking Screws (Presented Mid America Orthopaedic Society 1998)

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