Clinical Focus

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (2022 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2016 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine (2022)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (2020) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2019)
  • Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency (2019) AZ
  • Medical Education: Medical College of Georgia Registrar (2016) GA
  • BS, Saint Louis University, Neuroscience (2012)

All Publications

  • Common Fractures Netter's Pediatrics Balaji, A., Jarrett, S. 2023
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


    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