John K Birknes, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
John K Birknes
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.
Languages spoken
Hospital affiliations
Maine Medical Center since 2020
MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization since 2020
MaineHealth Maine Medical Center since 2020

Education and Credentials

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery, 2013
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2008
Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia GME, 2008
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, 2007
Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 2001

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

MaineHealth Neurosurgery - Scarborough

92 Campus Dr.
Suite A
Scarborough, ME 04074