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Allan Belzberg, M.D.

Allan Joel Belzberg, M.D.

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Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute

Professor of Neurosurgery


Expertise: Brachial Plexus Injuries, Cervical Degenerative Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Spine Disease, Erb's Palsy, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Neck Pain, Nerve Injury, Neurosurgery, Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Peripheral Nerve Tumor, Spinal Cord Tumors, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Ependymoma, Spinal Fixation, Spinal Fusion, Spinal Instability, Spinal Meningioma, Spinal Metastases, Spinal Neurofibroma, Spinal Schwannoma, Spine Surgery, Spine Tumors, Thoracic Disc Herniation more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5810

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building 5-181
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5810
Fax: 410-614-9830

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 410-955-9196

Green Spring Station
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-955-5810
Fax: 410-614-9830


Dr. Allan Belzberg serves as Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center. His specialties include the surgical repair of injured nerves, removal of nerve tumors and decompression of nerve entrapments. Dr. Belzberg also focuses on spinal surgery, including the surgical management of degenerative spine problems, tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Belzberg has additional expertise in treating most intracranial problems, including brain tumors.

Dr. Belzberg currently sees patients at The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center located in Baltimore on Wednesdays and the Green Spring Station location on Fridays. more


  • Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
  • Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center
  • George J. Heuer Professorship in Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Calgary (1982)


  • University of Calgary / Neurosurgery (1989)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pain Medicine (1992)


  • University of Calgary / Neurosurgery (1990)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery / Neurological Surgery (1997)

Research & Publications

Videos & Media

Caring for the Courageous: Julian's Story

Schwannoma Tumor, Roderick Ball's Story

Doorways to Discovery: Neurosurgical Pain Research Institute-To Control, Prevent, and Eliminate Pain

Conquering Pain - a 40-Year Journey

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Phantom pain: It feels real even though it’s all in the brain, Washington Post (11/10/2015)

Collaborating to Control, Prevent and Eliminate Pain, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm, Baltimore Sun (07/31/2012)

Marine's unbearable pain allayed through Hopkins surgery, WBAL-TV (07/31/2012)


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