Khalid Abbed, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Chief, Neurosurgery Spine
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Director, Spine Tumor Surgery
  • Co-Director, YNHH Spine Center

Dr. Khalid Abbed is an Associate Professor and Chief of the Spine Section in the Department of Neurosurgery. He is the Co-Director of the YNHH Spine Center and Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Yale. He is a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon who has a full-time clinical practice at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Abbed's area of clinical interest is in the treatment of spinal disorders and his research interests include clinical trials, outcomes studies, and new technologies and innovations in spine surgery. Dr. Abbed was born and raised in Illinois and obtained his bachelor's degree in the Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He continued his education at the University of Illinois and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors, ranking first in his class and being elected for admission into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), medicine's highest honor society, during his junior year. After medical school, Dr. Abbed completed his internship in Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at Harvard University at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Research interests
Clinical Trials as Topic; Neurosurgery; Radiculopathy; Spinal Cord Injuries; Spinal Fusion; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Research summary

Clinical trials; Outcome studies; New technologies and innovations in spine surgery; Minimally invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF); back surgery vs open TLIF.

Current clinical research includes investigations into how to minimize spinal cord injury at the time of trauma to prevent further damage and to enhance recovery.

Extensive research description
Current clinical research includes investigations into how to minimize spinal cord injury at the time of trauma to prevent further damage and to enhance recovery.
Education
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1999
  • BS, University of Illinois, 1993
Publications
  • Abbed KM, Lieberman IH. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: Pathoanatomy, Workup , and When to Refer. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
  • Abbed KM, Coumans JV. Cervical Radiculopathy: Pathophysiology, Presentation, and Clinical Evaluation. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan 60(1 Supplement): pp 28-34
  • Abbed KM, Chiocca EA. Surgical Management of Cerebellar Astrocytomas in Schmidek and Sweets (eds): Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, ed 5. Thieme. 2005
  • Abbed KM, Borges LF. Gliomas of the Spine in Black PM, Loeffler JS (eds): Cancer of the Nervous System. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005, pp 605-614
  • Chiocca EA, Abbed, KM, Tatter S, et al. A phase I open-label, dose-escalation, multi-institutional trial of injection with an E1B-Attenuated adenovirus, ONYX-015, into the peritumoral region of recurrent malignant gliomas, in the adjuvant setting. Mol Ther. 2004 Nov10(5): pp 958-66
  • Abbed KM, Ogilvy CS. Intracerebral hematoma from aneurysm rupture. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Oct 1515(4)