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Gregory P. Charko, M.D.
Dr. Charko was born in Elizabeth, NJ and was raised and educated in New Jersey. While in high school he attended courses at Columbia University’s Science Honors program. He was the Valedictorian of the class of 1974 at Woodbridge High School. Dr. Charko attended Cook College, a division of Rutgers University. On the Dean’s list for 7 semesters, he graduated with high honors in biochemistry in 1978. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Dr. Charko attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School after that. He received his M.D. in 1982, and then continued at the same institution and it’s allied hospitals in northern and central New Jersey for his Orthopaedic surgery residency. In 1987 he entered private practice. He has been located in Union County for 22 years.

Dr. Charko is married with two children. He’s a sports fan and an avid photographer. Some of the pictures decorating the Union office are his work. He received a second place award from Caribbean Travel and Life magazine in their annual photo contest.

Although Dr. Charko is a general orthopedist, he also performs spinal surgery. This includes minimally invasive endoscopic disc removal in the lumbar spine. He also performs arthroscopic surgery on the knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, ankle and hip joints. In addition, he does joint replacement surgery especially in the knee and hip, and partial knee replacements. Dr. Charko also treats fractures, either with conservative measures, such as casting, or with surgery for severe fractures.

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John W. King, D.O.
Dr. King was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He accepted a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1984. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and given the opportunity to continue his studies at Long Island University, C.W. Post, in Greenvale, NY. He received a master’s degree in Biochemistry. Dr. King then attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, achieving high honors in Anatomy. After earning his medical degree in 1990, Dr. King was promoted to Captain in the United States Army.

After completing a pediatric orthopedic rotation at Shriner's Children’s Hospital in Lexington, KY Dr. King was placed on active military service at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in Leonard Wood, MO. During his four-years there, he held the post of Chief orthopedic surgeon. In 2000 he relocated to New Jersey, establishing OPS with Dr. Charko.

Dr. King is married with two children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends boating and traveling. Dr. King is an avid proponent of living a healthy lifestyle, and uses his free time to practice the healthy nutrition and exercise he advocates.

Since joining Dr Charko at OPS, Dr. King has had an interest in sports medicine, attending yearly CME conferences, and receiving additional training on Arthroscopic procedures related to shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and ankles. Dr. King uses the latest technology, including implants and devices to enhance surgical outcomes. He also performs reconstructive procedures such as partial and total joint replacements, and resurfacing procedures.

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Sanjay Bakshi, M.D., D.A.B.P.M.
Dr. Bakshi is triple board certified and fellowship trained in Pain Management.

Dr. Bakshi did his training at Johns Hopkins, where he also taught residents and fellows. During his residency, Dr. Bakshi received the DRIPPS Award for Outstanding Anesthesia Resident.

Dr. Bakshi's area of expertise is primarily in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of pain of spinal origin - neck and back pain. He specializes in epidural injections, selective nerve root blocks, radiofrequency facet denervations, sacroiliac blocks, discography, trigger point and other joint injections.

In New Jersey, Dr. Bakshi performs his procedures at the Physician's Surgery Center located in Toms River, NJ and Metropolitan Surgical Center in South Amboy, NJ. Dr. Bakshi is also on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, and Bayshore Community Hospital in New Jersey.

Dr. Bakshi was selected as "Best Doctors 2012" by Castle Connolly in New York Magazine and U.S. World & News Report. He has been interviewed by the media on: ABC, 7 On Call; WCJB ABC News; WB11 New York and Fox 5 News.

Dr. Bakshi has co-authored 3 textbooks in the field of Pain Management. He is also very active in the field of SPINAL CORD STIMULATION.

Dr. Bakshi is currently President of the NY Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Past and present professional affiliations:

  • North America Spine Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
Steve M. Aydin, D.O.
Dr. Aydin is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) and Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Aydin is double boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Management. He completed an interventional pain fellowship at the University of Michigan, and his residency in PMR at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-University Hospital/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is trained in EMG/NCS, ultrasound guided injections, joint and spinal injections. His main interests are in electrodiagnostic/nerve conduction students, sports/musculoskeletal medicine, and interventional pain medicine.

He has written several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on pain management, as well as a number of editorials. He has published journal articles on sacroiliac joint dysfunction, phantom pain, and radiculopathy, as well as book chapters on the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction and core strengthening in relation to hip and lumbar function in athletes. He has given several clinical lectures and pharmaceutical lectures, and continues to teach medical students and residents.