Santa Monica Physical Medicine
2232 Santa Monica Blvd #101
Santa Monica, CA 90404


310 393 3321

310 393 2225

Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Consult/Qualified Medical Evaluator

Dr. Alex Kaliakin is an L.A native who completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Northridge in 1977.  He then attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and graduate in 1980 with honors- Summa Cum Laude and class valedictorian.

Dr. Kaliakin has been in private practice since 1981 in Santa Monica and completed board certifications by the American Academy of Digital Radiographic Imaging and The American Chiropractic Institute of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound.  He is a certified Industrial Disability Evaluator and a California State Qualified Medical Evaluator for workers compensation.

His professional memberships include:

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His practice interests include spinal biomechanics, surfing medicine, diagnostic ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system including trauma “whiplash” cases.  He has been published and interviewed in multiple media regarding surfing injuries, including The Evening Outlook, Palisades Post, L.A Surf, and Wave Watch Cable TV shows.  His lectures on balance therapy for seniors have been seen in the media including Santa Monica “City TV”.

Dr. Kaliakin's additional practice, The American Institute of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound: (AIMDUS), specializes in teaching various health professionals this diagnostic modality and provides a teleradiology type interpretation service for its doctor and diagnostic company clients.  See

Dr. Kaliakin lives in Malibu with his wife Pearl and their son, Kristofor.  His personal interests besides his family include surfing, camping in Baja, classic cars and watching his son's water polo career.
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