Dr. Larry Teik-man Khoo, a neurosurgeon, completed his degree in Biological Sciences at Stanford University, he went on to graduate magna cum laude from Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut.
His internship and residency in neurological surgery were completed here in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California where he developed an early research interest in spinal surgery.
This focus culminated with the Congress of Neurological Surgery awarding him the prestigious inaugural 2001 Ralph Cloward Medtronics Fellowship Award which he completed at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Khoo comes to Good Samaritan Hospital from UCLA, where he served as the Co-director of the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center from 2002 to 2009. Over the years, he pioneered and validated many minimally invasive spinal surgical procedures in over 60 peer reviewed journal articles, 10 patents, 60 book chapters, 2 full books, and 400 scientific presentations. He has also trained numerous residents, fellows and physicians both nationally and internationally on the use of these advanced techniques. He has served on the organizational and executive committees of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine & peripheral Nerve Surgery, the North American Spine Society, the Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and the Spine Arthroplasty Society. In 2009/2010 he was voted “Best Doctors in SoCal” by his peers.
Dr. Khoo’s clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal decompression of stenosis, percutaneous spinal fusion techniques, motion preserving spinal technologies, spinal segment regeneration, osteoporotic stabilization, image guided surgery, complex cervical spine reconstruction, and less invasive treatment of spinal tumors.