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John K Birknes, MD

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office
92 Campus Drive
Suite A
Scarborough, ME  04074
Phone: 207-885-0011
Fax: 207-885-5851
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Maine Medical Center - Portland
John K Birknes, MD

John K Birknes, MD

Neurological Surgery
I enjoy working closely with patients and their families. Whether a complex spine surgery, a brain tumor or any other neurosurgical case, long-term outcomes are considered carefully; I advocate for a whole body, multidisciplinary approach whenever possible. Transparent, honest communication is one of my guiding principles as a physician, and I listen carefully to patients. In my free time, my wife and I are busy with our three daughters. We enjoy cooking together, playing many sports, throwing the ball for our dog and visiting with our large, extended family.
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Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery, 2013


  • Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008
  • Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2008


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Neurosurgery, 2007


  • Thomas Jefferson University, 2002

Medical School

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University, 2001
Hospital Affiliation
  • Maine Medical Center since 2020
  • MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization since 2020