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John Santa Ana, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physician

Michigan Regenerative Joint and Spine

Dr. John Santa Ana is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician at Michigan Regenerative Joint and Spine where he specializes in interventional sports and spine treatments.  

Previously, Santa Ana served as a general medical officer with the U.S. Army in Iraq and as PM&R Service Chief at the Madigan Army Medical Center.  He earned his medical degree at The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a PM&R residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.


  • Interventional Sports
  • Spine Treatments


  • Michigan State License
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Doctor of Osteopathy, The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • BS, Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 


  • PM&R Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • Interventional Orthopedics Foundation 

  • Stem stells may help degenerative disc disease
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    Regenerative medicine describes medical practices focusing on amplifying the body’s natural healing processes to help regenerate unhealthy tissues and organs. For those with back and spine conditions, like degenerative disc disease and facet joint disorders, these treatments could be life changing.