James A. Charles, MD, FAAN
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology-NJMS


Date Of Birth Feb 3,1953 Place Of Birth: New Jersey

Office Location(s):

James A Charles, MD, FAAN

956 Kennedy Blvd.
Bayonne, New Jersey   07002
Location Phone: 201-858-2457
Location Fax: 201-858-1053

James A Charles, MD, FAAN

8841 Kennedy Blvd.
Ground Floor
North Bergen, New Jersey   07047
Location Phone: 201-854-6614
Additional Location Phone: 201-854-1380

James A Charles, MD, FAAN

956 Kennedy Blvd.
Bayonne, New Jersey   07002
Location Phone: 201-858-2457
Location Fax: 201-858-1053

My Phone: 201-858-2457
Fax: 201-858-1053

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

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Secondary Specialty:

Undergraduate Education:
St Peter's College : 1974
Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine : 1978
New Jersey (Rutgers) Medical School
Allied Health Education:

Neurology : 1982
University Hospital Health System and affliates; Chief Resident 1982
Medicine : 1979
1978-1979 Internship in Medicine , Hackensack University Medical Center , Rotating Internship

Academic Appointments:
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology : 2007
Adjunct teaching faculty- Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School-Department of Neurology

Board Certifications:
Headache Medicine : 2006
UCNS-United Council Neurological Subspeciaties, Recertified October 2016
Clinical Neurophysiology : 2005
Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology- American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology NEUROLOGY, Recertified in 2015
Electrodiagnostic Medicine : 1989
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neurology : 1984
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (NEUROLOGY)

Languages other than English:

In Practice Since:

Holy Name Medical Center : 2012
Carepoint-Bayonne Medical Center : 1982

Honors and Awards:

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology Fellow, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellow, American Headache Society; Member, American Epilepsy Society; Member, American Stroke Association/American Heart Association Top Doctor New York Metro-Castle Connelly 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017 Top Doctor Inside New Jersey- Castle Connelly 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Top Doctor New Jersey Monthly, October 2014


Allen BB, Charles JA, Papadopoulos E, Avila EK. Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension with Critical Illness Neuropathy Treated with Droxidopa. Autonomic Neuroscience, July 2016 Charles JA, Souayah N. Critically re-evaluating a common technique.: Accuracy, reliability, and confirmation bias of EMG. letter to editor, NEUROLOGY, 3-7-2016 Charles JA. Improving referring physicians' understanding of electromyography reports. Muscle and Nerve, vol 49, no.5, p 772, May 2014 Charles, JA. Roadblock to the only FDA approved Treatment for Chronic Migraine. Headache, Journal of Head and Face pain. Vol 54. Jan.2014 Charles JA. Disease-Modifying Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis in Pregnancy: A Systemic Review-Correspondence Neurology, March 2013 Charles JA, Souayah N. EMG/NCS in the Evaluation of Spine Trauma with Radicular Symptoms. Neurol Clin Pract 2013; 3; 8 Charles, JA. Pathophysiology of Chronic Migraine and Mode of Action of Preventive Medications: A Comment. Journal of Headache and Face Pain, Vol 51 (10), Nov/Dec 2011 Charles, JA. Trends in American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology specialties and neurologic subspecialties ; clinical neurophysiology. Correspondence. Neurology, December 21, 2010 Charles JA. Use of DMD Glatiramer up to conception. Correspondence to: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Women with MS, Journal Watch. February 2010; publisher New England Journal of Medicine Charles JA, Vondohln P. Outpatient Home-Based Continuous Intravenous Dihydroergotamine Therapy for Intractable Migraine. Journal of Headache and Pain. May 2010 Charles JA, Peterlin BL, Rapoport AM. Early Treatment of New Onset Child and Adolescent Migraine May Prevent Disease Progression. Neurology Reviews. December 2009, p 20 Charles JA, Peterlin BL, Rapoport AM. Chronic Daily Headache in Adolescents: An 8 year follow-up study. Correspondence. Neurology 2009, Sept 16 Charles JA, Peterlin B Lee, Rapoport A, Linder SL, Kabbouche MA, Sheftell F. Favorable Outcome of Early Treatment of New Onset Child and Adolescent Migraine-Implications for Disease Modification.The Journal of Headache and Pain: Volume 10, Issue4 (2009), Page 227. Charles JA, Kamin S, et al. Neurodiagnostic Challenge: Hemorrhagic Tumor or Something Else? Applied Neurology, December 2007, pp31-33. Charles, JA. Early treatment of juvenile migraine reduces disability with disease modification implications. Journal of Headache and Pain; April 2007. Charles. JA. Principles of Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Testing. NJ Lawyer magazine; Oct, 2006. Charles, JA. Almotriptan in the acute treatment of migraine in patients 11-17 years old-a study of efficacy and safety. Journal of Headache and Pain, April, 2006. Charles JA, Kamin S, Weisholz S, Fontana L, Moore F, Hollywood J, Kashani M. Enteroccocus brain abscess related to piperacillin/tazobactam with radiographic appearance of a neoplasm. Infections in Medicine; Vol 24, No.4, April 2007. James A Charles MD, FAAN; Seymour Jotkowitz MD,; Lawrence H Byrd MD. "Prophylactic treatment of migraine with olmesartan in patients with hypertension/prehypertension". Headache, 2006;46:503-507. James A Charles, MD, FAAN, Patricia von Dohln, RN. Outpatient intravenous dihydroergotamine for refractory headache. Headache, 45:4:4, April 2005 James A Charles, MD; Patrick M Pullicino, MD, PhD, Paul M Stoopack, MD, Yogini Shroff, MD. Ischemic colitis associated with naratriptan and oral contraceptive use. Headache, 45:4:1-3, April 2005 Charles, JA; Jotkowitz, S. "Observations of the "carry-over effect" following successful termination of chronic migraine in the adolescent with short term dihydroergotamine, dexamethasone, and hydroxyzine-a pilot study. Journal of Headache and Pain, 6:51-54, February 2005. James A. Charles MD; Mark Berger MD; and Stuart D. Cook MD. Thoracic syringomyelia and suspected multiple sclerosis: Cause and effect or coincidence? Neurology,63, 185-186, July 2004 Bogden J; Lintz D; Charles JA; Salaki J. Effect of Pulmonary Tuberculosis on Blood Concentrations of Copper and Zinc. Amer J Clin Path 67:251, 1977 Basteck J; Bogden J; Cinotti D; Charles JA. Trace metals in a family with Sex Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa. Retinitis Pigmentosa, 1976 Plenum Pub Co. New York Presentations and Special Events: March 2018, Chaired the first Holy Name Neuroscience Symposium November 2013, Chaired the first Holy Name Medical Center "Headache Symposium" Feb 2012, Created and appointed Director of the Holy Name Medical Center Treatment Program;(www.holyname.org, find services, Headache) October 2011, Guest Speaker on "Neurological and Electrodiagnostic Fraud" at the New Jersey Special Investigators Seminar in Atlantic City, NJ April 2011. Scientific Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii ; "Outpatient Continuous Intravenous Dihydroergotamine for Intractable Headache" May 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Participated in the Mind, Body, Behavior Symposium as Neurology faculty lecturer on Pain to 1st year medical students at NJ Medical School-UMDNJ. 2007-2012. Created the "Notes of Inspiration" program which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ- a musician with epilepsy is given the opportunity to perform with the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra and speak as an Advocate of Epilepsy. 2006- Created a Benefit Concert for the NJ Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association-Aaron Copland "Fanfare for the Common Man"-performed by the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra- Guest Speakers-relatives of Aaron Copland who was afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. 2005-Created a Benefit Concert for the American Parkinson Disease Association-NJ Chapter performed by the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra. 2003-Organized and Created a Benefit Concert for the Greater NJ Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society- the "Messiah", Ridgewood Chamber Orchestra and the Presentation Choir. 2002-2006- Created the "Teen Health Series" through the Valley Hospital Foundation, physicians lecture to high school students and teachers on various health issues.