Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Stroke Rehabilitation, Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center
Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Dr. Samir Belagaje is an Assistant Professor in Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University where he also serves as Director of Stroke Rehabilitation for the Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati and served as the Chief Resident from 2007-08. He stayed at UC to complete a stroke and neuro-recovery fellowship between 2008-2010. His honors in training include being selected as Preliminary Intern of the Year, PROOF award for patient care, membership into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society, and STAR award for patient care.
His clinical and research interests pertain to the mechanisms of post-stroke recovery and use of technology particularly TMS and stem cells to enhance recovery, as well rehabilitation interventions in the acute stroke period. He is the local PI on national stroke rehab trials and is involved as a co-investigator on other trials. His honors and accomplishments include being named 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Emory neurology residency program, serving as course director for a course at the 2012 American Academy of PM&R conference. He has co-authored several book chapters, manuscripts and presented abstracts at multiple conferences. He has also served in a consultation capacity to industry in developing new technology for stroke rehabilitation. He is also the fellowship director for the Vascular Neurology fellowship.
Furthermore, with his prior degree in Public Policy, Dr. Belagaje maintains an interest in health policy issues particularly related to stroke, neuro-rehabilitation and neurology in general. He has served as a representative in the AAN's Neurology on the Hill program and received training through the AAN's Palatucci Advocacy Leadership program. He hopes to remain an advocacy leader within the specialty on such issues in the future.