Turning Scars Into Stars


Alexandra Bunyak, M.D.

Dr. Bunyak is the lead physician of an innovative medical practice in Encinitas, CA that offers the widest range of non-surgical options for patients with sports injuries. She specializes in the non-surgical and regenerative sports, spine, and arthritis medicine. She has lectured throughout North County on stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies, arthritis, women’s sports injuries, and holistic approaches to pain relief.

Her professional life is dedicated to practicing leading-edge, non-surgical musculoskeletetal medicine. She has a particular interest in regenerative and natural approaches to healing.

She enjoys working with seniors, athletes, and non-athletes of all ages interested in a comprehensive approach to their acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Bunyak is quadruple board certified:

  • Sports Medicine (ABPM&R)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPM&R)
  • Pain Medicine (ABPM&R)
  • Holistic Medicine (ABHM)

Her training includes:

  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude
  • NIH Research Scholar Fellowship
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.D.
  • Residency, Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Fellowship training, Interventional Spine and Pain Management

Her strength in the practice of medicine lies in deeply listening to her patients, getting a glimpse of their lives, joys, and challenges, and partnering with them in achieving their health goals. This approach is what brings joy to Dr. Bunyak.