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John M. Kozak, MD

Dr. John Kozak is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as a physiatrist. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He grew up in Boston and received an undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard.

Dr. Kozak then attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. At this point Dr. Kozak had realized that physiatry and musculoskeletal medicine was where he would devote his efforts. He went on to do an internship at Carney Hospital followed and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts/New England Medical Center in 1994. Following his residency, Dr. Kozak became fellowship trained in Sports and Industrial Medicine at Baylor Hospital in Houston, Texas. In 1995, Dr. Kozak moved to Mesa, Arizona where he became and associate and later a partner at Rehab Arizona. In 1998, Dr. Kozak went out on his own and founded Ahwatukee Sports & Spine. He was joined by Dr. Kreiner in July of 1999.

Dr. Kozak is trained in physiatric skills. He specializes in non-surgical management of cumulative trauma disorders, arthritis, and has an interest in stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. He also enjoys treating sports injuries and any other type of injury to the (neuro)musculoskeletal system. Diagnostically, he is residency-trained in nerve conduction studies and electromyography. He also interprets CT scans, x-rays, and MRIs of the musculoskeletal system. His treatment arena includes management of therapy, medications, trigger point injections, other peripheral joint and soft tissue injections, fluoroscopically-guided interventional spine procedures, Viscosupplementation (supplemental hyaluronate for knee OA) injections and spasticity management (Botox, etc).

Dr. Kozak served 3 years as the Medical Director of the Rhodes Rehabilitation Institute Unit at Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Prior to that he was the Medical Director of the RehabCare Unit at Mesa General Hospital and for multiple skilled nursing facilities including Mi Casa, Mesa Christian Care and Desert Cove Care Centers. He has an interest in spasticity management and stroke rehabilitation. He was previously the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Committee for the American Stroke Association. He also has an interest in sports medicine and has previously been the Team Physician for the Dobson Mustangs and the event physician for other sporting events. He is also currently the Team Physician for the Wheelchair Suns.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kozak enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. His hobbies include hockey, reading, woodworking, and exercising.