Providence welcomes orthopedic spine surgeon to hospital’s professional staff

February 25, 2014

Providence Newberg Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of board-certified spine specialist, J. Rafe Sales, M.D., to the hospital’s professional staff.

Dr. Sales is an orthopedic spine surgeon focusing on minimally invasive, complex spine procedures and reconstruction. He founded the Summit Spine clinic in 2007. Dr. Sales earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation at Oregon Health & Science University. He chose to focus exclusively on spine surgery, and completed a spine surgery fellowship at San Francisco Spine Institute and a spinal trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

“We’re pleased to have Dr. Sales join our medical community,” says Lori Van Zanten, chief executive, Providence Newberg Medical Center. “Many patients travel from a wide geographic area for his care, and this new location in Sherwood is certain to be appreciated.”

In his free time, Dr. Sales enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and three children. He is in private practice at Summit Spine Institute and a member of Providence Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Sales was named a Top 200 spine surgeon in the nation in 2012 and his practice was named a top 100 spine surgery practice in 2013 by Beckers Orthopaedic and Spine Review. Dr. Sale will see patients at Providence Sherwood Medical Plaza, 16770 SE Edy Rd., Suite 216. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 503-546-3503.