Pain Medicine Expert

Available for IMEs in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area


Joseph Sclafani, MD, is double board-certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is available for Expert Witness Testimony and Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in complex regional pain syndrome, tendinitis, low back issues and peripheral neuropathy.

View his current CV here: Dr. Joseph Sclafani Pain Expert


Dr. Sclafani is highly experienced with most orthopaedic and nerve injuries. His specialties include:

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Low back issues from degenerative and traumatic causes
  • Peripheral neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis and other similar shoulder pathology


Dr. Joseph Sclafani Pain MedicineJoseph Sclafani, MD, received his bachelors degree from University of California, Los Angeles. He went on to earn his medical degree from University of California, San Diego, where he also did his General Surgery Internship. He then completed a Clinical Spine Fellowship at Spine Institute of San Diego. His residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) was done at Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Network, and his research in PM&R was done at National Institutes of Health. During his residency, he was the recipient of the Georgetown National Rehabilitation Hospital Top Resident in PM&R Award. He completed his education with an Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Sclafani is currently a research consultant with Milestone Research Organization and a board member/developer with Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence Registry. His memberships include American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists, North American Spine Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and American Medical Association.