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Balaji S Charlu M.D.

(949) 722-5025
Primary Specialties
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Area of Expertise
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spine
Address
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Michigan State University (Medical Doctor)
Internship - University of Medicine/Dentistryof New Jersey (Internal Medicine)
Residency - Baylor College of Medicine - Houston (Physical Medicine/Rehab)
Fellowship - University of Michigan Hospitals (Pain Management)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab (Pain Medicine)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Physician Bio

Dr. Bobby S. Charlu is an Interventional Physiatrist who specializes in the non-surgical care of musculoskeletal and spine related disorders. Growing up in Michigan, Dr. Charlu was an avid tennis and soccer player. This love of sports drew him to pursue sports and musculoskeletal medicine when choosing his medical specialty.

“Physiatrists are experts in the rehabilitation of nerve, muscle, and bone injury. Treating injury, improving pain, and enhancing performance is the cornerstone of changing our daily movement and function. My goal is to offer any and all minimally invasive treatments to the sports and spine related pain outside of surgery.”

In addition to performing basic spinal therapy and diagnostic procedures, Dr. Charlu brings a variety of advanced pain management therapies to Hoag Orthopedic Institute including radiofrequency ablation, discography, percutaneous discectomy, spinal cord neuromodulation, and regenerative PRP. He is currently active in Interventional Spine research, and is a teaching faculty member of the North American Spine Society.

Dr. Charlu is Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with sub-specialty Boards in Pain Management and Sports Medicine. Dr. Charlu attended Michigan State medical school and completed his residency in PM&R at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas where he was Chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006.

In his spare time, Dr. Charlu enjoys spending time with his wife and three children in Irvine in addition to his active participation in sports including tennis, running, biking and triathlons.

Dr. Charlu also enjoys giving back to the community by serving as the team doctor for the University High School football team in Irvine.