Dr. Derek Ochiai, MD

Dr. Derek Ochiai, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Nirschl Orthopedic Center

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504

Arlington, VA 22205
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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Ochiai's Experience

Dr. Ochiai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • 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
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Disorders


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  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Spine Surgery Excellence Award

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Dr. Ochiai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ochiai to family and friends
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Dr. Ochiai's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Arlington, VA |
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 excellent orthopedic surgeon with his specialized expertise. I always felt like I was in great hands and would recommend anyone with concerns of their hip health to schedule a visit with Dr. Ochiai.
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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Hospitals where Dr. Ochiai has admitting privileges

Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston, VA 20190
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Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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