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Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD

Dr. Peter Belafsky

About Peter Belafsky, MD, PhD

Dr. Belafsky is Professor of Otolaryngology and the Director of The Center for Voice and Swallowing. He also holds appointments in the UCD Department of Epidemiology and School of Veterinary Medicine. His primary clinical interests are the comprehensive diagnosis and management of voice, swallowing and airway disorders. He has dedicated his career to the care of individuals with devastating swallowing conditions and is currently working on exciting and new advances in the treatment of dysphagia.

  • Education and Training


    Vassar College (BA) 1990


    Tulane University School of Medicine (MD) 1994

    Tulane University School of Public Health (MPH) 1994

    Tulane University (PhD) 1997

    Otolaryngology Residency:

    Tulane University 2000

    Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology Fellowship:

    Wake Forest University 2001

  • Licensure and Certification

    American Board of Otolaryngology 2013
    Medical Board of California 2013
    California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator 2012

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    San Diego Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    Fellow, College of Physicians Philadelphia

  • Contact

    Office Address:

    2521 Stockton Blvd, Suite 6203

    Sacramento, CA 95811

    Appointment Line:


    Office Hours:

    Monday: 8am-5pm

    Tuesday: 8am-5pm

    Wednesday: 8am-4pm

    Thursday: 8am-5pm