Biography & Education

Dr. Durkan has vast experience in sports medicine, such as his role as assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and the U.S. Snowboarding team (including serving at the Nagano Olympics). He has performed thousands of joint replacement procedures and has a keen interest in a wide spectrum of orthopedics. In addition, he has pioneered procedures for carpal tunnel diagnoses.
Areas of expertise

Orthopedics, sports medicine

Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Foundation Hospital (San Francisco)
Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Program
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (50 Ratings, 2 Comments)


Excellent doctor that inspires confidence.
Providence Health & Services Patient

John Durkan and [...] his PA are terrific. The telephone service offered by Providence is terrible for day to day easy contact. And the calls to confirm my registration with requests for data are annoying and intrusive. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient