Dr. Sclafani strives to provide highly skilled and compassionate care to all patients. He has a particular interest in improving quality of life through individualized care plans that incorporate cutting edge technologies and research-supported medical therapies. Dr. Sclafani places great importance on listening to the concerns of his patients and works with them to both restore optimal function and achieve their goals.
Dr. Sclafani has undergone extensive training in his field. He graduated from the Stanford Pain Management Fellowship program, which is consistently ranked as one of the best fellowship programs in the country. Prior to Fellowship, he completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital where he was named a Top Resident Physician in his final year of training. He completed both medical school and Internship in General Surgery at the University of California, San Diego and graduated summa cum laude with Highest Departmental Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He is widely considered an expert in Clinical Research, having completed a dedicated research curriculum at the National Institutes of Health as well as 2 years of research focused on improving outcomes for patients with back and neck pain at the Spine Institute of San Diego. He is a Co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence (MIS-COE) and has authored over 60 publications and presentations. Additionally, he continues to serve as a reviewer for several influential scientific journals and participate as a member in multiple National Pain and Spine Societies.
Dr. Sclafani is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.