Raymond Pongonis
Schedule an appointment (614) 293-3600
As a sports medicine physician, I have a special interest in musculoskeletal back injuries. Through osteopathic manipulative therapy, I enhance athletic performance and return to play. This unique, functional approach helps athletes of all ages resolve back pain, stay healthy and participate in their sporting activities.

I am a team physician for the Ohio State football team and provide manipulative therapy to athletes in all sports. My work ranges from high school to professional sports, including the Cleveland Indians and serving as an affiliate team physician of the Columbus Clippers. I am also the certified medical review officer for Ohio State Athletic Department drug testing.

It's important to me to take a comprehensive, compassionate and holistic approach in diagnosing and treating injured athletes.

Working at Ohio State allows me to be a part of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. We combine state-of-the-art technologies, education, research and clinical care. Our outstanding team of healthcare professionals and our multidisciplinary approach make Ohio State's Sports Medicine Program excel at the national level.

In my free time, I like to watch movies, enjoy the outdoors and attend Ohio State football games. I also enjoy traveling and relaxing with my family.


  • Team Physician — Ohio State Athletics, Columbus Clippers, Bishop Waterson High School
  • Gregory I. Brooks Memorial Sports Medicine Award, Columbus Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Family Practice.

Medical Degree

  • D.O.
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Specialities and conditions I treat

  • Family Medicine
  • Athletic Performance
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Hip Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Golf
  • Musculoskeletal Manipulations
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic
  • Back Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Injuries

Locations where I practice:

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

More about my work

My background

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine