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Eugene Y. Koh, MD, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

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100 Penn Street, 540B

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Appointments: 410-448-6400

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Education and Training

Harvard University, AB

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD in Biology

Harvard Medical School, MD

Rhode Island Hospital, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory University Spine Center, Fellowship in Spine Surgery

Rhode Island Hospital, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma


As an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. Koh is a practicing spine surgeon at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, and Beltimore VA Medical Center. Under the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program, he recieved a dual PhD-MD degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. His clinical expertise includes treatment of disorders of the cervical spine and lumbar spine, minimally invasive spinal techniques, and reconstruction of the traumatically injured spine. He currently is a co-investigator studying the early stress response (autophagy) during spinal cord injury, funded by a National Institutes of Health RO1 grant. He has written two dozen peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to speak at national and international conferences. He is currently an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Disorders of the cervical spine, disorders of the lumbar spine, minimally invasive spinal techniques, reconstruction of the traumatically injured spine

Highlighted Publications

Jazini E, Weir T, Nwodim E, Tannous O, Saifi C, Caffes N, Costales T, Koh E, Banagan K, Gelb D, Ludwig SC. Outcomes of lumbopelvic fixation in the treatment of complex sacral fractures using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Spine J 2017;17(9):1238–1246.

Tannous O, Jazini E, Weir TB, Banagan KE, Koh EY, Angerson GD, Gelb DE, Ludwig SC. Facet joint violation during percutaneous pedicle screw placement: A comparison of two techniques. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2017;42(15):1189–1194.

Liu S, Niger C, Koh EY, Stains JP. Connexin43 mediated delivery of ADAMTS5 targeting siRNAs from mesenchymal stem cells to synovial fibroblasts. PLoS One 2015;10(6):e0129999.

Liu S, Sarkar C, Dinizo M, Faden AI, Koh EY, Lipinski MM, Wu J. Disrupted autophagy after spinal cord injury is associated with ER stress and neuronal cell death. Cell Death Dis 2015;6:e1582.

Belin EJ, Gelb DE, Koh EY. Complications in cervical spine surgeries. Semin Spine Surg 2014;26(2):106–113.

Koh EY, Ludwig SC. Cervical myelopathy: Posterior decompression and fusion. Semin Spine Surg 2014;26(2):81–90.