John P. Kafrouni, M.D., is a board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He provides comprehensive care of spinal, sports, and neuromuscular disorders and has extensive experience in spinal cord injury. Dr. Kafrouni’s interests include minimally invasive and regenerative/proliferative techniques to address spinal, joint, and extremity pain, electrodiagnosis, and spasticity management. He is subspecialty board-certified in sports medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine and will consult on functional needs to patients with complex spinal cord and brain injuries and survivors of polytrauma.

He emphasizes accurate diagnosis, individualized goals, and patient education as keys to empowering patients toward recovery and lifelong health through exercise.

He is relatively passionate about surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking and in general, going fast on unstable objects.

Top Doc 2015

Top Doc 2015

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Literature: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Certifications

  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • Oregon Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
  • The Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation

Team Affiliations

  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Portland Winterhawks

Awards

  • Portland Monthly Top Doctor: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

    Physicians' Pavilion
    200 Northeast Mother Joseph Place
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    Orthopedics, Physiatry, and Hand Therapy:  Suite 110
    Neurosurgery:  Suite 300
    Total Joint Center:  Suite 305

  • Rose Quarter

    One North Center Court Street, Suite 110
    Portland, OR 97227


  • 5

    I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kafrouni three times. Every time he was patient and understanding to my questions and needs. I feel this doctor has a gift to truly understand what the patient is going through and has gone through. He was able to evaluate my care and re-evaluate the care that was given to me earlier by other doctors. He is a kind and honest doctor.

    – Tarin E.

  • 5

    Wow! Dr. Kafrouni checked my hip with ultrasound and found two pockets of fluid built up around the main tendon. He drained these areas and I was instantly pain free!

    – Nancy D.