Dr. Bonilla is a double board certified physician (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management) with over 12 years of experience treating painful musculoskeletal conditions and spine injuries ranging from joint pain, arthritis, tendon, and ligament injuries, to painful spine conditions. Dr. Bonilla prides himself on using the most important tools in Physical Medicine; listening carefully to his patient and using his hands to perform a careful physical exam. He then uses advanced imaging techniques to confirm the diagnosis. He thoroughly educates his patients on their conditions and treatment options and is a very caring and personable physician, always ensuring his patients are as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Bonilla’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science Engineering from Alfred University in New York. He initially worked as a production engineer for DuPont Electronic Materials Inc. for four years. Although he enjoyed his work as an engineer, his passion was always in medicine. As an avid and passionate skateboarder, Dr. Bonilla witnessed and suffered many injuries in his younger years. He witnessed first hand how devastating injuries could be on an active person and he decided to switch careers and study medicine to be able to help people who suffer life changing injuries.
Being born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Bonilla attended and graduated from University of Puerto Rico Medical School. He then moved to Pittsburgh, PA to complete his internship at Mercy Hospital-UPMC, followed by his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Bonilla has been performing Regenerative Medicine for many years. He is trained and highly experienced in the use of ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided injections. He is also trained in the use of stem cells and amnionic tissue for regenerative purposes. He has extensive training in the use of Regenerative Medicine products for aesthetics purposes (skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, sexual enhancement procedures).
As a passionate Mountain Biker for the last 15 years, Dr. Bonilla understands first hand how and injury can affect a individual’s lifestyle.