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Dr. Prabhakar Kalyanpur Baliga MD 
General Practice - Male
MUSC Health Rutledge Tower
135 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425
 (843) 792-6100
 Is Accepting New Patients
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 Education and Training
Government General Hospital
Internship completed: 1984
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic/Tulane Univ Affiliated Hospital
Internship completed: 1986
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic/Tulane Univ Affiliated Hospital
Residency completed: 1990
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic/Tulane Univ Affiliated Hospital
Fellowship completed: 1985
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Fellowship completed: 1992
Madras Medical College
Medical School completed: 1982
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery-000887
American Board of Surgery-036505
Medical Doctor - MD
 Spoken Languages
 Years of Experience
40 Years
 Insurances Accepted
Absolute Total Care (NEIC)
Absolute Total Care Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan 
Aetna (PPO)
AllWell by Absolute Total Care
Ambetter from Absolute Total Care (Marketplace) 
BCBS Blue Essentials (Marketplace)
Blue Choice Blue Option (Exchange Plan)
Blue Choice Medicaid
Blue Choice MyChoice (Available as individual commercial product)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice HealthCare (Group Health Plan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal (FEP)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Planned Administrators
Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Blue (PPC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan for South Carolina
Clover Health 
Employers Health Network/SC Business Coalition on Health
First Choice VIP Care Plus Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
First Choice/Select Health (NEIC)
First Health
Great West Healthcare (Part of Cigna now)
Humana ChoiceCare PPO (Group Health Plan) 
Managed Choice
Molina Healthcare 
Molina Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
Open Choice and Exclusive Choice)
United HealthCare
Prabhakar Baliga, M.D. FACS is a transplant surgeon and chair of the MUSC Department of Surgery, where he leads a diverse range of programs and services spanning nine clinical divisions, in addition to the Department’s research and education divisions. Dr. Baliga’s philosophy is to treat his patients with a primary focus on excellence and compassionate care. His clinical focus is in abdominal organ transplant with a special interest in kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation. He treats patients who are experiencing kidney failure, particularly with polycystic kidney disease; liver failure, liver cancer and patients who have issues with their bile duct, a series of thin tubes that go from the liver to the small intestine. ,He has served many leadership positions that have positively impacted the growth and expertise of the MUSC Health transplant program, the only solid organ transplant center in South Carolina. Prior to assuming the role of Department Chair, Dr. Baliga was named MUSC’s ICCE Leader for Transplant, Nephrology & Hepatology and served on the Board of Life Point, an organ procurement agency. He has also served on the board for the United Network for Organ Sharing and the board of directors for the South Carolina chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. He is on the leadership of the state-wide SC surgical quality collaborative that is focused on improving care of surgical patients across SC. He currently serves on the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors as the Surgical Specialty Society Governor from the Southern Surgical Association.Dr. Baliga was awarded his medical degree by Madras Medical College in India. He completed his surgical residency at Tulane University and his transplant fellowship at the University of Michigan.

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