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Samir Belagaje, MD

Associate Professor
Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Stroke Rehabilitation, Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Phone: 404-778-3444

Fax: 404-778-2700



Dr. Samir Belagaje is an Associate 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 prior to joining Emory in 2010.

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 winning teaching awards by the Neurology dept as well as the American Academy of Neurology, serving as course director for a course at the 2012 American Academy of PM&R conference, and being named to Atlanta’s Top Doctors in 2019 and 2020.  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. 

He remains actively involved in several national professional organizations and serves on the their committtees with focuses on education, stroke rehabilitation, and advocacy.