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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Balaji Charlu, MD

Specialty
  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
Address
Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 722-7038
Fax
(949) 630-4900

Secondary Office

Address
Newport Orthopedic Institute - Irvine
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone
(949) 722-7038
Fax
(949) 630-4900

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Sports Medicine
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      (Board Certified)
    Areas of Interest
    Spine Care, Sports Medicine
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Balaji (Bobby) S. Charlu, M.D. is an Interventional Physiatrist who specializes in the non-operative management of musculoskeletal and spine related disorders. As an avid tennis and soccer player growing up in Michigan, Dr. Charlu was naturally drawn to 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 therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, Dr. Charlu brings a variety of advanced pain management therapies to Newport Orthopedics 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 a new-found passion for 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.