About Dr. Belaga

An experienced clinician, dedicated to the compassionate care and well being of patients.

Education & Experience

Colleges and Universities:

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Bachelor of Science (with Honors), 1966

Medical School:

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1970


South Baltimore General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1970-71


Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinios, Neurology Residency 1971-74

Board of Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Neurology, 1976 (permanent – does not expire)

Certified by SPEX in 2000

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Neurology San Francisco Neurological Society

Career Activities

  • Teaching Faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Neurology, 1974-85
  • Chief, Division of Neurology, South Baltimore General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, 1974-85
  • Private Practice of Neurology, 1985 – Present
  • Current Private Practice in San Francisco, California.
  • Medical affiliation: Sutter Health Medical Foundation.
  • Hospital affiliation: California Pacific Medical Centers.
  • Academic affiliation: UCSF Department of Neurology as former volunteer faculty member.
  • Preceptorship with Michael Aminoff, M.D. at UCSF in the Neurological uses of botulinum neurotoxin, 2002.
  • Preceptorship with Bruce Maltz, M.D. Dermatologist in Cosmetic use of botulinum neurotoxin type A, 2004.

Current Professional Interests:

Adult General Neurology

Clinical Treatment of Movement Disorders with botulinum neurotoxin type A, as well as the evaluation and management of migraine and migraine variants, cluster headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, chronic daily headache, and other primary headache disorders.

Active Licenses:

California, Arizona