Dr. Mark J. Sontag has been practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on the Peninsula since 1983. At age 17 he received an American Cancer Society Award to investigate a novel idea in Cancer Research. He completed Northwestern University's Honors six year medical program in 1983. Following an internship in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Sontag completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University Medical Center. He is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Sontag was a Qualified Medical Examiner. He served on the board of Directors for the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery.
In 1991 Dr. Sontag founded and served as medical director of the Sequoia Hospital Rehabilitation Unit and the Sequoia Hospital Occupational Health Services. He also founded the ReMedy Medical Group in 2008.
Dr. Sontag was the team physiatrist for the San Francisco 49ers from 1990 to 1991 and the San Francisco Giants from 1995 through 2001. He served as the team spine and pain physician for the San Jose Sharks from 1991 to 2018 and the Oakland Raiders and the San Jose Earthquakes from 1995 to 2005. He has also provided sports medicine coverage for the Menlo College athletic teams. Dr. Sontag cares for many of the World's elite athletes including Olympians, NFL, NBA, NHL, PGA and National Baseball Players.
With multiple publications to his credit in sports, spine and pain management, Dr. Sontag focuses his extensive experience in spine, sports, cumulative trauma, repetitive strain injuries, orthopedic, neurologic disorders and pain management.
A devoted father and husband, Dr. Sontag coached 32 of his children’s sports teams. He is currently writing a world history book and a book to assist physicians in starting their own practice.