Ray Pongonis is in his 14th year as a team physician at Ohio State. His primary responsibilities with the Buckeyes are the sports of football and baseball, but he works with athletes in all 36 sports in the areas of muscular-skeletal medicine and manipulative therapy.
Pongonis is a native of Columbus and was an all-state selection in football and baseball at Watterson High School and received his bachelor's of science degree from Ohio State in 1975. He then attended Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, receiving his D.O. degree in 1980. While at C.C.O.M., Pongonis did his fellowship training in muscular skeletal medicine and manipulative therapy, completing that training in 1980.
In 1981, Pongonis returned to Columbus to intern at Doctors Hospital. Following a one-year internship, he began a private practice in nearby Dublin. He joined the Ohio State staff in 1995.
Pongonis and his wife, Marilyn, have two children, Pogie and Katie.