Sanjay Khurana, MD, a spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina Del Rey, Calif., helped save actor Harrison Ford's life yesterday; not with a surgical procedure, but by pulling him from a crashed air plane, according to a CBS Los Angeles report.
Dr. Khurana was on the seventh hole of his golf game when the plane crashed and he quickly responded, along with others, before the emergency responders were able to arrive on the scene.
Dr. Khurana used his expertise to stabilize Mr. Ford and minimize damage at the scene while waiting for the emergency responders. A group of people were able to remove Mr. Ford safely from the air plane and Dr. Khurana instructed others to put dirt on the fuel so it wouldn't combust into a fiery situation, according to the report.
Mr. Ford was then taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he was treated and listed in "fair to moderate" condition.
Dr. Khurana is focused on minimally invasive and microscopic spine surgery. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and previously served as the chief of spine surgery at Permanente Group San Diego.