Kentari Onishi, DO
Assistant Professor
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kentaro Onishi, DO is an assistant professor and director of our ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship. He received a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, and completed the residency at UC Irvine Medical Center where he was also chief resident. Dr. Onishi completed the ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Onishi’s medical practice focuses on non-surgical treatments of conditions resulting from various sports injuries using diagnostic ultrasound and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures such as bone marrow aspirate concentrate, platelet rich plasma, and percutaneous sonographically guided tenotomy & fasciotomy. Dr. Onishi is also active in translational researches in the domain of musculoskeletal regenerative medicine and tendon injuries.


Specialized Areas of Interest
Diagnostic ultrasound, advanced ultrasound-guided procedures, orthobiologics, endurance and running

Board Certifications
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine

Education & Training
BS, Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University, 2006
DO, Western University of Health Sciences, 2010
PM&R Residency, UC Irvine Medical Center, 2014
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, 2015

Honors and Awards
PyeongChang Winter Olympics IOC delegate selection, 2018
Best Original Research by PMR Foundation, 2017
Chief Resident, UC Irvine Medical Center, 2015
McLean Outstanding Resident Award, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2014