Dr. Derek Ochiai, MD

Dr. Derek Ochiai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Derek Ochiai, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Arlington, VA. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Nirschl Orthopedic Center

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504

Arlington, VA 22205
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
more than 92% of peers
Hip Sprain
more than 92% of peers
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Ochiai's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ochiai "Dr. Ochiai is a graduate of Cornell University, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and he is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center and his fellowship training at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Center and Georgetown University. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and specializes in injuries to the upper and lower extremities including hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Ochiai uses both non-surgical and surgical techniques to help his patients return to their active lifestyles. Dr. Ochiai has extensive experience in the treatment of hip injuries and pathology. This includes treatment of painful hip conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), labral tears, greater trochanteric bursitis, snapping hips, and gluteus medius and minimus tears. Dr. Ochiai frequently teaches hip arthroscopy courses to U.S. and international surgeons. He has published two academic texts for orthopaedic surgeons, and has published extensively in the orthopaedic peer reviewed literature. Dr. Ochiai is a Past President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Ochiai was awarded the Arthroscopy Association on North American Traveling Fellowship in Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques. He has served as an Associate Master Instructor of Hip Arthroscopy and Shoulder Arthroscopy at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago. He is the Sports Medicine Consultant to Inside Lacrosse Magazine. Dr. Ochiai is a member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is on the medical advisory board of The Washington Ballet. Dr. Ochiai has successfully treated ballet dancers of all levels, and he understands the unique orthopaedic issues of the ballet and dance community. Dr. Ochiai is a two time US Karate National Champion. His experience as a competitive athlete gives him a unique appreciation of the needs of competitive athletes of all levels."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ochiai "Our mission is to place the needs of our patients first and offer the highest quality of care possible."

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gluteal Muscle Strain
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Disorders


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30  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Albany Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nirschl Orthopaedic Center and Virginia Sportsmedicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ochiai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Reston Hospital Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Spine Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ochiai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ochiai to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Ochiai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ochiai was very professional and thorough in his evaluation of my pain. He answered all of my questions and encouraged me to weigh out pros and cons of all available options. I ended up having arthroscopic surgery on my hip about 2 1/2 years ago and feel grateful that I was able to find such an...more
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Didn't realize I had pincer impingement in my hip in addition to cam impingement. Another surgeon had to fix his mistakes. Caused me unecessary pain and suffering.
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