Dr. Kefalas and his specialized team at Central Illinois Bone and Joint Center welcome you. Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of care, to ensure the most complete level of recovery – getting you back to the activities you enjoy in life.

John C. Kefalas M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

After receiving undergraduate degrees at Duke University, Dr. Kefalas received his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1989 and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Louis University Medical Center in 1994.

Dr. Kefalas is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, General Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. A 4-year collegiate soccer player for Duke, Dr. Kefalas understands the needs of an athlete on a personal level. It is this understanding that drives his specialties in sports medicine, joint replacement, and shoulder surgery.

Quinlan Syfert, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Quinlan D. Syfert is a board-certified Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist licensed in Illinois. He went to the University of Iowa for a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, and minor in Chemistry. He continued his education at the University of Iowa with an accelerated 2.5 year program to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. He then specialized in orthopedics in 2023.

In June 2018, Quinlan joined our practice treating patients with various pains and ailments, including pre- and post- surgeries from Dr. Kefalas. He has a passion for orthopedic and sports related rehabilitation, but is prepared to treat most neuromuscular and musculoskeletal injuries throughout the body. He has a diverse background, working in various physical therapy clinics and hospitals since 2010. His evaluations are thorough, and treatments are an individualized blend of manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular reeducation, using modalities as needed, to reduce pain through proper movement and coordination of the body. He gives his patients one-on-one attention, and sees his patients for all treatments, from evaluation to discharge.