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Khalid Abbed, MD

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

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Khalid Abbed, MD

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Mailing Address

  • Neurosurgery

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8082

    United States

Khalid Abbed
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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.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Illinois College of Medicine (1999)
  • BS
    University of Illinois (1993)
  • Fellow
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Resident
    Harvard University/ Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (2012)

Honors & Recognition

Scored in top 90th-centile for written Neurosurgery Board Exam2004
Alpha Omega Alpha, early induction as junior in medical school1998
Scored in top 98th-centile on USMLE Step 11997

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