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Allan Belzberg, MD

Allan Joel Belzberg, MD
Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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  • Clinical Director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
  • Director of the Peripheral Nerve Center
  • Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
  • Neurosurgical Spine Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center


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


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.

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    • University of Calgary (Calgary Alberta) (1982)


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


    • University of Calgary / Neurosurgery (Calgary Alberta) (1990)


    • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery (1997)
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    Meet our Experts: Dr. Allan Belzberg

    Dr. Allan Belzberg, director of the peripheral nerve center, focuses on the surgical repair of injured nerves, removal of nerve tumors, decompression of nerve entrapments, and spine surgery.

    Schwannoma Tumor, Roderick Ball's Story

    Diagnosed with a schwannoma tumor (schwannomatosis), Roderick Ball, Jr., and his family came to Johns Hopkins to have the tumor - which had grown through his abdomen, lower back and spinal column - treated. Treatment involved multiple surgeries with the goal of reducing the tumor, while preserving Rod's functions. His treatment and care was provided by neurosurgeon Allan Belzberg, MD, and a team physicians, therapists and nurses in neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, general surgery, pain management and specialists from the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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

    Michael Caterina M.D., Ph.D., and Allan Belzberg, M.D., co-directors of The Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute at Johns Hopkins To control, prevent, and eliminate pain, discuss research initiates underway of neurosurgical-related pain including translational research with DREZ lesions and how nociceptors process pain.

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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    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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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5810
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5810
    Fax: 410-614-9830
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-955-5810
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9196
    Fax: 410-614-9830
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    • Neurosurgery - Pediatric Neurosurgery
    • Neurosurgery - Spine
    • Neurosurgery - Peripheral Nerve Surgery

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