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Dr. Kakarla Chalam, MD

Dr. Kakarla Chalam, MD

Age 64 Ophthalmology* M
(6) 6 reviews
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Dr. Kakarla Chalam, MD works in Loma Linda, CA as an Ophthalmology Specialist and has 44 years experience.

They are board certified in Ophthalmology and graduated from University Of State Of New York in 1992. Dr. Chalam completed a residency at Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Chalam has has worked on more claims relating to Serous Detachment Retina and Vitreous Hemorrhage than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Chalam has received an average rating of 3.3 from patients and has been reviewed 6 times. They are affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center and Riverside University Health System-medical Center. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Chalam practices at Practice in Loma Linda, CA and has additional offices in Moreno Valley, CA and Jacksonville, FL.


  • University of South Carolina At Columbia, Other Education — 2004
  • University Tx Southwestern Medical Center, Fellowship Hospital — 1994
  • University Of State Of New York, Medical School — 1992
  • Catholic Medical Center, Residency Hospital — 1992
  • Catholic Medical Center, Internship Hospital — 1989
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston McGovern Medical School, Fellowship Hospital — 1988
  • University Tx Med Schl, Fellowship Hospital — 1988
  • King Edward Vii Hospital, Residency Hospital — 1985
  • Post Grad Inst, Residency Hospital — 1983
  • Post Graduate Medical Institute, Fellowship Hospital — 1983
  • Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences, Medical School — 1980
  • USC, Residency Hospital

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These providers are on the medical staff of Riverside Community Hospital.

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Mar 22, 2019
Excellent doctor with good bedside manners. I had surgery with very good outcome. Entire staff was very respectful, kind and accommodative. I recommend this doctor highly
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Dr. Kakarla Chalam, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today. See Dr. Chalam's profile to make an appointment.

Dr. Chalam accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross as well as many others.

Dr. Chalam's office is located at 11370 Anderson St Ste 1800 Loma Linda, CA 92354. Find other locations and directions on MedicalNewsToday.

Dr. Chalam frequently sees patients for Serous Detachment Retina and Vitreous Hemorrhage. Check Dr. Chalam's experience on other conditions or procedures on their MedicalNewsToday profile.

Dr. Chalam has a star rating of 3.3/5 and has been reviewed 6 times.

Dr. Chalam is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Chalam has been practicing as an Ophthalmology Specialist for 44 years.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Riverside University Health System-medical Center


  1. Practice

    1. 1
      Faculty Physicians and Surgeons of Llusm
      11370 Anderson St Ste 1800, Loma Linda, CA 92354 Directions (909) 558-2154
    2. 2
      Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
      11234 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92354 Directions (909) 558-2154
  1. Practice

    1. 3
      Riverside University Health System-medical Center
      26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555 Directions (951) 486-5700
  1. Practice

    1. 4
      Shands Jacksonville Medical Center
      580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Directions (904) 244-9390

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