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Dr. John Birknes, MD
Surgical Specialist, Neurological Surgeon, Pediatrician
11 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Birknes is Good. Dr. Birknes has been reviewed by 7 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.3

Specialties & Research

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Neurosurgical Procedures

Education & Awards

Dr. Birknes graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He has 4 awards.

Phillip R. Ripeppi Prize in Surgery Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Surgery
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)


Dr. Birknes has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Sentara Obici Hospital 
  • Sentara Careplex Hospital 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. John K Birknes MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 11 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics.
Where does Dr. John K. Birknes practice?
Dr. John Birknes has 1 office location.
Dr. John Birknes practices Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics near Norfolk, VA.
See Norfolk Surgeons and Norfolk Pediatricians.