Rob Kawasaki, MD

Rob Kawasaki, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Robert Kawasaki is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and fellowship trained in interventional pain procedures. Has been in practicing medicine in Colorado since 1995 specializing in spinal, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. He is skilled in performing interventional spinal injection procedures, electrodiagnostic testing, and a variety of joint, soft tissue, spinal and pain relieving injections. He has expertise in treating Workers Compensation (Level II accredited), auto, personal and sports injury cases.

He is originally from Cupertino, CA in the San Francisco Bay area. He grew up watching fruit orchards transform into the Silicon Valley. He completed two bachelor’s degrees in Physiology and Physical Education at University of California Berkeley. He then went on to study at the University California Davis Medical School, graduating in 1991. After medical school, Dr. Kawasaki continued at UC Davis Medical Center where he completed the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program while serving as a chief resident in 1995. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain through Rehabilitation Associates of Colorado with additional interventional pain training through Stanford University, North American Spine Society, and Spinal Intervention Society.

He was lured to Colorado for Rocky Mountain adventures on his mountain bike and skis. He served 12 years on the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol, and National Ski Patrol. He volunteered as team physician for several high school football teams during residency and spent many years as the team physician for The Peak Athletics Cheerleading, Gymnastics and Dance. He currently spends many hours as a rink side medical volunteer for Littleton Hockey Association.

Please review Dr. Kawasaki’s list of credentials and contact our practice for more information or to make an appointment at (303) 344-9090.

Robert Kawasaki, MD


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Conservative Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Workers’ Compensation

Treatment of Common Problems With 

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Occupational injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Interests Outside of Orthopedics

  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Mountain and road biking
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Enjoying time with my wife and 2 children
  • Watching my older son perform theatrically and indoor sky diving
  • Cheering on my younger son and his hockey teams
  • Go AV’s! Go 49ers!


  • Fellowship – Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship – Rehabilitation Associates of CO, Denver, CO
  • Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Medical School – University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA
  • Undergraduate – Bachelor of Arts, Physiology and Bachelor of Arts Physical Education, University of California, Berkeley


  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-Board Certified
  • Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation, level II accreditation
  • ACLS/BLS Certified


  • Belmar Ambulatory Surgical Center (Medical Executive Committee)
  • The Surgical Center at Lutheran (Clinical Review Committee)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Colorado Medical Society-Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury Committee