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Allan Belzberg

Belzberg.AllanALLAN BELZBERG, MD is Director of Peripheral Nerve Surgery in the neurosurgery department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was recently named the inaugural Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute at Johns Hopkins. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and is co-director of the Multi-disciplinary Nerve Injury Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Belzberg began his career at Johns Hopkins after being awarded a prestigious McLaughlin Foundation Fellowship. He completed a two year advanced training program in pain under the mentorship of Dr. James Campbell. His NIH and Department of Defense sponsored research has focused on nerve injury including neuroma formation. His laboratory group developed a novel animal of painful neuroma and has provided insights into how pain can occur in injured and noninjured primary afferents. This work was recognized with the R. Tasker Award for Research from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Belzberg is the immediate past President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He has served as Chairperson of Peripheral Nerve Section for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. His numerous awards include the Shared Vision Award from Neurofibromatosis Inc., the Outreach Award from the United Brachial Plexus Network and he is consistently recognized as a “Top Doc” and by Who’s Who in medicine and can be seen explaining nerve injury and performing nerve surgery on a National Geographic special.