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Khalid H. Kurtom, MD, FAANS, FACS

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Neurosurgery

Additional Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Department of Neurosurgery Diplomate of American Board of Neurological Surgery (FAANS) Fellow of American Board of Surgeons (FANS)

Location:

UMMC S12D

Phone (Primary):

410-820-9117

Fax:

410-820-0512

Education and Training

Medical School:

George Washington University School of Medicine
 
Residency:
George Washington University Hospital
 
Fellowship:
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
 
Certifications:
Diplomate of American Board of Neurological Surgery (FAANS)
 
Fellow of American Board of Surgeons (FANS)
 

Biosketch

Khalid Kurtom, MD, FAANS, FACS, specializes in the performance of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain, spinal cord and pituitary tumors; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions; peripheral nerve disease, hydrocephalus and head injuries. Minimally invasive surgery is the performance of surgery through tiny incisions, usually with the aid of microscopic visualization.

Dr. Kurtom is a Clinical Assistant Professor in The Neurosurgery Department at The University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a member of the medical staff of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, with privileges to practice at University of Maryland Shore Medical Centers at Dorchester and Easton. He performs scheduled surgical procedures at Shore Medical Center at Easton, as well as consulting with his colleagues on the Shore Regional Health medical staff for emergency and inpatient neurosurgical cases.

Dr. Kurtom graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He attended the University of Maryland for his undergraduate education. His post graduate training included a Master's degree at Georgetown University, General Surgery Internship and a Neurosurgery Residency at George Washington University Hospital, and a Neurosurgery Clinical Fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke in Washington, DC.

Among his professional affiliations are memberships in the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, CNS Tumor Section, Spine and Peripheral Nerves Section, CNS Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section, North American Spine Society, American College of Surgeons, AOSpine North America, American Medical Association, Maryland State Medical Society, Baltimore City Medical Society, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, as well Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

A native of Beltsville, Maryland, Dr. Kurtom and his wife Delialah moved to Easton to raise their son, Rami Kurtom, and their daughter Isis Kurtom. Dr. Kurtom has seven siblings all living in Maryland and most are in the medical profession.

Highlighted Publications

Full Citation (Article):
Towers WS, Kurtom KH: Stand-alone LLIF Lateral Cage Migration: A Case Report. Cureus. 2015 Oct; 7(10): e347
 
Full Citation (Article):
Towers WS, Kurtom KH: Delayed upper extremity paresthesia post permanent implantation of five lead spinal cord stimulator for low back and lower extremity pain: A case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 July;134:72-4
 
Full Citation (Article):
Towers WS, Kurtom KH: Modified Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Minimizing Durotomy and CSF Leak. Abstract accepted for presentation in Jun 2014 at World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST) in Paris Publish Date: 6/14/2014
 
Full Citation (Article):
Towers WS, Kurtom KH: Spontaneous resolution of large acute subdural hematoma and the value of neurological exam in conservative management of high risk patients. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Mar;118:98-100 Publish Date:3/1/2014
 
Full Citation (Article):
Kurtom MH, Kurtom KH: Cervicothoracic junction instability after cervical fusion. Spine J. 2014 Feb 1;14(2):383-4
 
Full Citation (Article):
Joshua Wind, L. Burke, K. Kurtom, F. Roberti, J. O’Brien: Minimally Invasive Lumbopelvic Instrumentation for Traumatic Sacrolisthesis in An Elderly Patient. Eur Spine J. 2011; 20(1) Publish Date: 1/1/2011
 
Full Citation (Article):
Kurtom K, Magram G: Siphon regulatory devices: their role in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Neurosurg Focus. 2007 Apr 15;22(4):E5 Publish Date: 4/15/2011
 
Full Citation (Article):
Patel AP, Oliverio PJ, Kurtom KH, Roberti F: Spontaneous Subdural Hematoma and Intracystic Hemorrhage in an Arachnoid Cyst. Radiology Case Reports. [Online] 2009;4:298 Publish Date: 1/1/2009

Additional Publication Citations

Clinical Specialty Details

Minimially Invasive Spine Surgery

 

Awards and Affiliations

Awards and Recognitions

Award or Recognition:
Becker’s Hospital Review “15 Young Physicians to Know”
 
Award Date:
2016
Award or Recognition:
University of Maryland SRH Arthur B Cecil Award Recipient
 
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2016
Award or Recognition:
Becker’s Spine Review “Spine Surgeon Leader to Know”
 
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2015
Award or Recognition:
Eastern Shore's Top Docs
 
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2015
Award or Recognition:
University of Maryland SRH Arthur B Cecil Award Finalist
 
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2014
Award or Recognition:
Eastern Shore's Top Docs
 
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2013
Award or Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA)
 
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2003
Award or Recognition:
Winslow Foundation Scholarship Recipient
 
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2003
Award or Recognition:
Bender Scholarship Recipient
 
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2002
Award or Recognition:
Gill Fellowship Research Grant Recipient
 
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2001
Award or Recognition:
Cum Laude Award
 
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1997
Award or Recognition:
National Institute of Health National Scholar Award
 
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1997
Award or Recognition:
Robert E. Byrd Scholar Award
 
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1997
Award or Recognition:
Brinda Beaumier Memorial Scholar
 
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1996
Award or Recognition:
Maryland Army National Guard Distinguished Scholar Award
 
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1996
Award or Recognition:
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award
 
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1996
Award or Recognition:
American Legion School Award
 
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1995
Award or Recognition:
Coca Cola National Scholar Award
 
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1995
Award or Recognition:
President's Education Award
 
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1995
Award or Recognition:
Presidential Fitness Award
 
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1995
Award or Recognition:
Valedictorian Award
 
Award Date:
1995

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Professional Activity

  • Professional Organizations

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA)
    • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
    • CNS Section: Spine and Peripheral Nerves
    • CNS Section: Tumor
    • CNS Section: Neurotrauma and Critical Care
    • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
    • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
    • Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society (WEDNS)
    • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • North American Spine Society (NASS)
    • AOSpine North America
    • Washington Academy of Neurosurgery (WANS)
    • Maryland Neurosurgical Society
    • Maryland Spine Society
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
    • Maryland State Medical Society (Medchi)
    • Baltimore City Medical Society (BCMS)
    • Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC)

    Leadership Positions

    • University of Maryland Community Medical Group - (UM CMG) — Board Member
    • UM CMG Quality of Care Committee — Chairman
    • UM CMG Executive Committee Member
    • UM CMG Regional Practice Management Council Member
    • UM CMG Regional Quality of Care Committee — Chairman
    • UM Shore Regional Health Medical Staff Quality Committee (MSQC) Member
    • UMMS Clinical Performance Council Member
    • UMMS Spine Network Regional Member
    • UMMS Spine Work Group Committee member
    • Operating Room Steer Committee member
    • Physician Advisory Committee member

     

     

 

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