Miles Belgrade

Associate Professor


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.

Research Summary

Education Headache Opioid assessment of risk

Clinical Summary

Inpatient pain management; Cancer pain; Neuropathic pain; Headache