Amro Elbalkhi, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Languages: French, Arabic, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Elbalkhi completed his Medical School at Damascus University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Buffalo/SUNY and then a Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has been working in Upland, CA in a private practice Rheumatology office for the last 3 ½ years and is eager to establish himself here in the Santa Monica community and build a thriving practice here on the Westside.
University Of Damascus Faculty Of Medicine , Syrian Arab Republic
Medical School
SUNY Buffalo General Medical Center, Bufallo, NY
SUNY Buffalo General Medical Center, Bufallo, NY
University Of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Joint Injection
  • Lupus Erythematosus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polychondritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens
  • Trigger Point Injection

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (42 Ratings, 9 Comments)


This was my first visit with doctor Elbalkhi. My rheumatologist just retired and referred me to him. I was very impressed with his professionalism and his concern for my overall health. Very positive first visit.

all good

Doctor was great. Also receptionist had a great attitude - really nice.

This physician was very dismissive. He did not seem to care much to learn about my medical history and everything that led up to my appointment with him. He did not provide any clarity or definitive plan of action. I left my appointment feeling like I had not made any profess in my medical journey by seeing him. I would recommend he work on his bedside manner and being more empathetic towards his clients feelings when dealing with severe medical issues.

Dr. Elbalkhi always explains everything completely and to my satisfaction. He is very caring and thoroughly understands not just my medical issues, but also understands and respects my opinions on treatment approaches. I am doing very well with a chronic disease because of Dr. Elbalkhi's care.

[...] I did not feel that Dr. Elbalkhi believed me, my symptoms nor took me seriously; I understand that he is accustomed to seeing patients in pain with obvious symptoms, but I was coming to him for guidance regarding a potential additional autoimmune syndrome [...] to try to manage this ahead of pain development - and to try to understand recent symptom development.

I love Dr. Albalkhi! He is amazing. [...] is great, too. The office is always [...] on-time, and the staff is super professional. Dr. is great with answering questions and following up on calls, he is conscientious, caring, comes to the room prepared (records in hand and it's clear that he's reviewed them), and he is very knowledgable and thorough. He listens, explains things clearly, and he takes symptoms seriously. I am very satisfied with my care here!

[...] he is excellent.

Great human-being! Interested; educated; honest; fair.
2336 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 207

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-8533
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center