Dr. Armen Khachatryan


Dr. Armen Khachatryan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive microsurgery and the treatment of cervical and lumbar spinal disease and he is an established world leader in cervical arthroplasty.

Dr. Khachatryan has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation technology, artificial disc replacement and non-fusion technologies.  He is committed to bringing rapid recovery spine surgery solutions to the outpatient setting as he is co-Founder of the Masson Spine Institute Park City Outpatient Center of Excellence.

Dr Khachatryan has been a clinical investigator in a number of different FDA clinical trials, including a novel bioactive composite for vertebral fracture treatment and a pivotal FDA trial for Mobi-C cervical artificial disc replacement. After nearly six years of clinical trials, this device was approved by the FDA for clinical use in August 2013. Mobi-C is currently the only artificial disc replacement available in United States that has been approved by the FDA both for single and two level disc replacement surgery.

Dr. Khachatryan currently serves as a principal investigator in the 2020 Prodisc C two level FDA clinical trial, along with Dr. Masson.

Dr. Khachatryan has trained hundreds of surgeons in advanced spine surgery solutions and cervical arthroplasty and has been a lecturer throughout the United States and internationally.  He is dedicated to the best spine surgery solutions for the well prepared patient athlete suffering from a spine health crisis.

Dr. Khachatryan was among the first to implant artificial discs in Utah, both in the lumbar and cervical spine. He is a firm believer in preserving motion with disc replacement surgery instead of traditional fusion surgery. In 2013, Dr. Khachatryan established The Disc Replacement Center at Jordan Valley—the first of its kind in Utah. This Center will continue to further research and education in disc replacement technology, and provide an alternative to fusion for patients both in Utah and nationally.

Dr. Khachatryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1980, at the age of fourteen, he immigrated with his family to United States and settled in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from Hollywood High School in 1984. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. He received his medical degree, with honors, from Yale University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his surgical internship and his orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Utah Department of Orthopedics. He followed this with a combined spine fellowship at the University of Utah Department of Orthopedics and Shriner’s Hospital for Children. In 2002, after completing his extensive training, he became the Director of Comprehensive Spine Center at Desert Orthopedic Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. In 2007, Dr. Khachatryan relocated back to Utah and joined his colleagues at Center of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Excellence.

Dr. Khachatryan is married to Emily and cherishes every moment with his twin children, Jack and Isabel. He is an avid cyclist, golfer and skier. He has cycled across the United States twice and once across the Iberian Peninsula through Portugal and Spain. 

His lifelong commitment to fitness, health and wellness is the driving force behind restorative and motion preserving spinal surgery and he is committed to the optimal physical recovery of his patients suffering from a spine health crisis.

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