Arvind Balaji, MD

  • Arvind Balaji
  • “I support all athletes' desire to play their sport, but I value their long-term health the most.”

I try very hard to tailor my care to each patient I see. Each child has a unique story, background, and family. I hope to provide care that's respectful of this diversity.

I highly value the trust that patients and their families place in me. At times, it can be hard to deliver bad news about a certain injury or problem that affects an athlete. I'm proud to be trusted by my patients to guide them through their medical care, especially during these difficult moments.

I value, respect, and support all athletes' desire to play their sport, but I value their long-term health the most. Patients and families should know that I do not shy away from difficult decisions, and I strive to help patients make choices that allow them to compete safely without jeopardizing their future health and lives.

Work and Education

Professional Education

Medical College of Georgia Registrar, Augusta, GA, 05/31/2016


Phoenix Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 06/30/2019


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA, 07/30/2019

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Sports Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated



Sports injuries

All Publications

Common Fractures Netter's Pediatrics Balaji, A., Jarrett, S. 2023
Late Exercise Tolerance Testing Using a Dynamic High Intensity Interval Multidirectional Movement Protocol Mortazavi, M., Paulsen, K., Marx, T. R., Other, M., Maes, L., Balaji, A., Streeter, L., Dusenberry, B. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2022: S8
Subclinical Vestibular Deficits Illustrated in Patients With Exercise Intolerance After mTBI Using Force Plate Protocols Mortazavi, M., Marx, T. R., Streeter, L., Balaji, A., Dusenberry, B., Maes, L., Pita, M. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2022: S4-S5


We performed a retrospective study to evaluate demographics, clinical course, outcome, and radiological findings of children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.Four hundred patients admitted between October 2013 and May 2016 were enrolled. Clinical and radiographic trends were evaluated for association with severity of RSV presentation. Severity was defined as hospitalization >2 days, pediatric intensive care unit admission, or need for mechanical ventilation.Common clinical findings included fever (78.5%), coughing (97%), rhinorrhea/congestion (93%), and hypoxia (44.8%). Hypoxia was seen in 64.7% of the severe group compared with 32.0% in the nonsevere group ( P < .001). Airspace opacification was seen in 49.2% of chest X-rays of the severe group compared with 26.4% in the nonsevere group ( P < .001).Higher incidence of hypoxia or airspace opacification on chest X-ray may be predictors of poorer outcomes for patients with RSV infection.

View details for DOI 10.1177/0009922818795902

View details for Web of Science ID 000450313900011

View details for PubMedID 30173563

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries, A Quick Reference Guide Balaji, A., Grady, M. 2021
Retrospective Review of Clinical and Chest X-Ray Findings in Children Admitted to a Community Hospital for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection CLINICAL PEDIATRICS Niles, D., Larsen, B., Balaji, A., Delaney, D., Campos, E., Bhattarai, B., Shoshan, D., Connell, M., Ostovar, G. 2018; 57 (14): 1686-1692