Ernest H. Sponzilli, MD

Ernest H Sponzilli MD
About Provider

Dr. Ernest Sponzilli feels a genuine honor to have the opportunity to serve his patients. As a reflection of this, he has been awarded three separate board certifications to offer patients exceptional care and expertise. Experience is critical when performing precision percutaneous spinal interventions and incision-less/bloodless surgeries.

Dr. Sponzilli esteems himself as one of the highest volume providers of intervention spine care in northern California. Specializing in interventional pain care management, Dr. Sponzilli has successfully performed over 1000 interventional pain procedures annually, since beginning his career at California Orthopedics & Spine in 1999. His special clinical skills include neuro-diagnostic, peripheral nerve and joint blocks, cervical thoracic and lumbar epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency desensitization, fracture augmentation, percutaneous discectomy, thermal annuloplasty, and spinal stimulator implantation.

Dr. Sponzilli’s current research interest centers on novel regenerative therapies involving the use of advanced ortho-biologic therapies, including IRAP1, PRP, BMAC, and ADSC, for the treatment of arthritis, tendinosis, and degenerative disease. While these treatments can play a role in one’s recovery, Dr. Sponzilli firmly believes in taking a broader whole-life perspective and identifying modifiable lifestyle factors that contribute to the development of injury and disease.

Dr. Sponzilli is a native of the Bay Area and lives with his wife and four young children. Dr. Sponzilli is also an active staff member at MarinHealth Medical Center and Marin Specialty Surgery Center. Dr. Sponzilli’s work has appeared in many publications, and he has also offered his medical services to local organizations.

Medical Group
  • MarinHealth Medical Network | UCSF Health
Primary Services
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Board Certification
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Management
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • University of California Los Angeles - Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Medical School
  • Albany Medical College
  • Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center - Internal Medicine
Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Academy of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation;American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Honors and Awards
Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2014 - 2020; San Francisco Magazine Top Doc 2018