Vivek Narendra Babaria, DO, FAAPMR | 949-216-5277
3501 Jamboree Rd. Suite #1250, Newport, CA 92660


  • Spinal Disorders
  • Interventional Physiatry
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound
  • Physical Medicine (Physiatry)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthobiologics Regenerative Medicine
  • Percutaneous (Minimally Invasive) Spinal Procedures
  • Percutaneous (Minimally Invasive) Musculoskeletal Procedures
  • Sports Concussion
  • Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pain Medicine


Established August 2019

Orange County Spine and Sports, PC
Newport Beach, CA 92660

July 2022 – Present
Interventional Spine and Sports Physician – Partner 

DISC Sports and Spine Center – Newport Beach, CA


March 2020 – June 2022
Pain Management Associates, Inc.
Orange County, CA


Jan, 2019 – Dec, 2019
Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship
Program Director: Michael Furman, MD, MS.
Orthopaedic Spine and Sports (OSS) Health
1855 Powder Mill Road • York, PA 17402
Accredited by North American Spine Society (NASS).

July, 2015 – June, 2018
Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Program Director: Christopher Parnell, DO
Academic and Administrative Chief Resident – 2016, 2017, 2018
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
27100 Chardon Rd. Richmond Heights, OH 44143

June 30, 2018
Integrative Medicine in Residency Training
University of Arizona

July 2014 – June 2015
Transitional Rotating Internship
Riverside University Hospital System,
previously Riverside County Regional Medical Center
26520 Cactus Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Program Director: Brett Powers, DO


July 2010 – June 2014
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Andrew Taylor Still, Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)
5850 E Still Cir, Mesa, AZ 85206

July 2008 – May 2010
Post Graduate Studies-Tattvagnan Vidhyapeeth (TVP)
Comparative Philosophy and World Cultures
Thane, Maharashtra, India.

TVP, literally translating to “study of true knowledge,” is a two-year postgraduate institution developing versatile future leaders of the world by promoting values-centric education. From rigorous classes in critical, comparative Eastern and Western philosophy, world religions, history, and Vedic literature, TVP enhances students’ curiosity quotient, emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural sensitivity.

Aug 2003 – May 2007
Bachelor of Science
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
BS, Psychology; Minors in Neuroscience, Economics.


2023 PSPS – leadership in training program
2023  PSPS – leadership in training program
2023  NASS – Social Media Task Force
2020  PSPS – Policy and Advocacy Committee
2019 – 2022  Spine Intervention Society – Patient Safety Committee
2019  North American Spine Society – Patient Education Committee
2019 – 2022  North American Spine Society – Patient Safety Committee
2018  Chief Resident – University Hospitals PM&R Program
2018 – 2020  Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME) – Advisory Board Member
2016 – 2018  Osteopathic Manual Medicine Senior Faculty – University Hospitals
2015 – 2018  Musculoskeletal Anatomy Faculty – Case Western Medical School
2010 – 2018  D.A.Y. Youth Group Leader / Instructor
2015 – 2016  AOCPMR Resident Board Member – Regional Representative
2010 – 2014  Student Ambassador – ATSU
2010 – 2011  Treasurer – SOMA, ATSU Chapter


Mehta NH, Suss RA, Dyke JP, Theise ND, Chiang GC, Strauss S, Saint-Louis L, Li Y, Pahlajani S, Babaria V, Glodzik L, Carare RO, de Leon MJ. Quantifying cerebrospinal fluid dynamics: A review of human neuroimaging contributions to CSF physiology and neurodegenerative disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2022 May 25;170:105776. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2022.105776. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35643187.

Babaria, V. Schneider, B. McCormick, Z. On behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee.
Vasovagal Reactions During Interventional Pain Procedures. Pain Med. 2022 Feb – Print

Lee, H. Babaria, V. On behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee. Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents for Cervical Medial Branch Blocks. Pain Med. 2021 Nov – Online Print –

Patel, J. Mattie, Ryan. Babaria, V. On behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee. Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Lead Migration. Pain Med. 2021 June – Online Print –

Saffarian M., Babaria V. On behalf of the Spine Intervention Society’s Patient Safety Committee. Motor Stimulation Testing in Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy. Pain Med. 2021 March – Online Print –

Miller DC, Patel J, Gill J, Mattie R, Saffarian M, Schneider BJ, Popescu A, Babaria V, McCormick ZL. Corticosteroid Injections and COVID-19 Infection Risk. Pain Med. 2020 Aug 1;21(8):1703-1706. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa199.
PMID: 32699893; PMCID: PMC7454880.

Tekmyster, G., Babaria, V. Diagnosis and Treatment of Spondylolysis in the Adolescent Athlete. Connecticut State Medical Society. September 2019.83.458-465

Furman, MB, Babaria, V. Costochondritis. PM&R Knowledge Now. Updated 7/3/2018. Link

Furman, MB., Schultz S., Babaria, V. Autonomically Mediated Pain – Autonomic Pain Syndromes. PM&R Knowledge Now. 6/29/2018, Link:


Oct 2022
Sep 2022 PSPS Annual Conference, Cadaver Course – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 2021 Spine Intervention Society(SIS) Annual Conference – Washington D.C
Jan 2020 Image Guided Diagnosis and Treatment of Spine & Musculoskeletal Conditions: Controversies
June 2019 Pathophysiology of Spine Disorders. Tobi X, Chicago, IL
Mar 2019 Innovations in Interventional Pain Procedures. Presenter, Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds, York, PA
Feb 2019 Updates on Neuromodulation. PowerPoint slide deck for Dr. Michael Furman. NASS, Denver, CO
Oct 2017 Manual Medicine: Advanced Skills Review for the Lumbar Spine. Faculty/ AAPMR Assembly 2017
Oct 2017 Manual Medicine: Basic Skills for the Lumbar Spine. Faculty/presenter AAPMR Assembly 2017
Mar 2017 Complementary Medicine for Soft Tissue Injuries – Faculty, University Hospitals (UH) Grand Round
Jan 2017 Comprehensive Review of Spine HVLA Techniques. Cleveland Osteopathy Academy Regional Conference
Dec 2016 Integrative Medicine –Tools for Optimal Patient Care. Hospital System-Wide Grand Rounds, UH
Nov 2016 Alternative Back Pain Treatment Modalities. Faculty/Presenter UH Grand Rounds
Oct 2016 Manual Medicine on the Sidelines: Getting Your Athletes Back in the Game – Faculty, AAPMR Assembly
Sept 2016 Manual Medicine for Headaches and Chronic Cervicogenic Pain. Presenter, Case Western University
Oct 2015 Manual Medicine in the Hospitalized Patient: From the ICU to the Rehab Floor – Faculty, AAPMR 20
Oct 2014 Poster: Case of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease – A Unique Rehab Perspective. AAPMR 2014
Apr 2014 OMM Treatments for Headache Management – Faculty, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Convention


2021 MILD – VERTOS certificate
2021 SPRINT – PNS certificate
2019 CalSIPP – Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures – UCSF
2019 TOBI X 2019 – Regenerative Medicine Cadaveric Training
2019 Relevant – Intracept Cadaver Training and Certificate– OSS Health
2019 Vertiflex Superion Training – OSS Health
2019 Certificate in Tenex (Tenotomy) – OSS Health
2017 Neuromuscular Cadaver Ultrasound Course, Wake Forest, NC
2016 AOCPMR Midyear Meeting – Conference attendee, 2016, 2017, 2018
2016 Metro Health Prosthetics and Orthotics Regional Conference – Cleveland, OH
2013 AAPMR Annual Assembly – Conference attendee, presenter: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
2015 Scholar Seven –Translational Research Training Course and Certificate
2010 Mind, Body, Consciousness International Conference – Thane, India


2019 Victor Ibrahim TOBI Regenerative Medicine Full Scholarship Winner
2018 Academic and Administrative Chief Resident, UH PM&R
2017 Best Overall Poster Award– 10th Annual Research Symposium, University Hospitals
2014 Platinum TOUCH Award recipient – Most Volunteer Hours
2003 Eagle Scout, Troop 120 – Norwood, NJ


  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


2017 University Hospitals Youth Sports Physicals Medical Volunteer – Beachwood, OH
2014 Southern California Special Olympics, Medical Volunteer
2014 International Wellness Physicals – Organize Medical Volunteer trips to villages of Saurashtra, India
2010 Still-Well Wellness Program, Steering Committee Member, Lead
2013 New York City Marathon, Medical Volunteer, Finish-line Tent P5—New York City, NY
2010 Devotional Associates of Yogeshwar Youth Group, Discussion Leader—Cleveland, OH


Vegetarian cooking, studying comparative philosophy, Fitness—basketball, hiking/camping, and yoga.