Marko Bodor, MD

Director of Research

Dr. Marko Bodor serves as Director of Medical Research for the Napa Medical Research Foundation, conducting and coordinating research and devoting his efforts to develop new and improved treatments for patients with neurological and orthopedic problems. Dr. Bodor is also Medical Director of the Wellness Center at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California.


Dr. Bodor graduated from Harvard University with an AB in biology and went on to study medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical School. After obtaining his MD, he completed an internship in surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He then worked for two years taking care of the poor and indigent in southeast San Diego before going on to a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bodor came to Napa to become the medical director of the acute rehabilitation unit from 1995 to 1997 at Queen of the Valley Medical Center (QVMC), where he remains on active staff. Dr. Bodor is also affiliated with St. Helena Hospital, the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California San Francisco and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California Davis.

Dr. Bodor’s research has spanned a wide range of topics from basic science to clinical medicine, from the prevention of disease and injury to exercise-based treatments, regenerative medicine and ultra-minimally invasive surgery.  He has published in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics ranging from degenerative discs to anterior cruciate ligament injuries, vaccination-related shoulder dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy.

Ask any patient, research participant, colleague or employee of Dr. Bodor, and they will all say without exception that he treats all his patients as if they were members of his own family and strives to do as much as he can to improve their health, keep them physically active and pain free, and increase their overall well-being.

Outside of work, Dr. Bodor likes to spend time with his wife, Jackie, and their three children, swimming outdoors in Napa year-round and skiing at Squaw Valley or Royal Gorge in the winter. He also likes to travel and speaks multiple languages, including French, Croatian and German.

You can also learn more on Dr. Bodor’s clinic website.