Miles Belgrade, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Miles Belgrade

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-467-6336

MD, University of Illinois, Chicago

Residency in Neurology, University of Minnesota

Hennepin County Medical Center

Bennington College


Dr. Belgrade is a pain physician at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and Medical Director for Pain Telehealth at the VA. He also is a staff physician at the Minnesota Head & Neck Pain Clinic. He is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is board-certified in neurology and pain management. Dr. Belgrade has served as medical director of pain management clinics and programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for over 25 years. He has participated in the development of national guidelines for the management of neuropathic pain and chronic pain and has published widely on a broad spectrum of pain topics. He has been a speaker and educator on behalf of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice on the topic of appropriate prescribing practices for pain management and is a consultant for the Health Professional Services Program which serves health care professionals who have substance use issues. Dr. Belgrade developed the DIRE Score, a tool used internationally to help clinicians determine who is an appropriate candidate for long-term opioid prescribing for chronic pain.

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Education
  • Headache
  • Opioid assessment of risk


Academic Interests and Focus

Headache; Pain education; Neuropathic pain


Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests

Inpatient pain management; Cancer pain; Neuropathic pain; Headache