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.

Medical School
  • University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine , Syrian Arab Republic
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
  • University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL
  • English
  • Arabic
  • French


MDJS Rheumatology
2336 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 207
Santa Monica, CA 90404
MDJS Rheumatology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 335E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 701-9790
(310) 315-6162


  • Rheumatology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematous


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna Medicare Adv PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Doctors of Saint John's