Raymond Pongonis

Raymond Pongonis, DO

  • Family Medicine
  • Osteopathic Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 160 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 65 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a sports medicine physician, I have a special interest in musculoskeletal back injuries. Through osteopathic manipulative therapy, I enhance athletic performance and help people 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, where we combine state-of-the-art technologies, education, research and clinical care. Our outstanding team of health care 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, spend time outdoors and attend Ohio State football games. I also enjoy traveling and relaxing with my family.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2019
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Team Physician
  • 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
9/1/1975 - 6/1/1980


Doctor's Hospital of Columbus, Columbus, OH

7/1/1980 - 6/30/1981

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

160 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Dr. Pongonis was very professional & courteous. Since this was my 1st visit, he went into my background of past medical history. I appreciate Dr. Pongonis's medical knowledge & experience.

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2022

    Dr. Pagonis was professional and empathetic and listened completely to my health issue. He took time to explain the source o my back pain and ways to diminish it through exercises.

  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2022

    I like the fact that the same people have been working at this office for a long time.I sent my doctor a message in MyChart the morning after my visit regarding the results of one of my lab test. By noon that same day he contacted me and we discussed a game plan to improve my condition. I know Ray will always take the time to listen to my concerns. I never feel like he is rushing to get to the next patient. He understands the importance of building a relationship with his patients.

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2022


  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2022

    Seemed to be very good and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2022

    Patient, listened, showed me the problem with visual description using his fist/hand (shoulder).

  • Reviewed on Jan 01, 2022

    Ray Pongonas is great!

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

    I was confident in his suggestions.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Pongonis has reported no relationships with companies or entities.