Craig Belon, M.D., Ph.D.


Pediatric Anesthesiology


  • Assistant Professor


Craig Belon is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Fax: 916-734-7980
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Belon seeks to provide compassionate medical care to all pediatric patients and families. He sub-specializes in pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. In this area, he seeks to employ the "bio-psycho-social" model to alleviate postop pain and suffering by using new regional anesthesia techniques and addressing all aspects of pediatric pain including anxiety, family structure, and impact of medical conditions on emotional childhood development.

He is currently working actively to promote this methodology internationally.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Belon is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist offering care for children at UC Davis Hospital. He is skilled in pediatric regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. He has special clinical interests in international pediatric surgical and perioperative care.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Belon's research interests include using and training others in the use of ultrasound guided pediatric nerve blocks, research in caudal anesthesia, and promotion and activism to deliver top quality surgical care to children in under served and developing nations.


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., New York Medical College, Valhalla NY 2012

A.S., Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA 2001

B.S., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 2004

Internship: Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY 2012-2013


Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New York, New York NY 2013-2016


Anesthesiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston TX 2016-2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology,

American Board of Anesthesiology - Pediatric Anesthesiology,

Professional Memberships

American Chemical Society

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Select Recent Publications

Adler AC, Belon CA, Guffey DM, Minard CG, Patel NV, Chandrakantan A. Real-Time Ultrasound Improves Accuracy of Caudal Block in Children. Anesth Analg. 2020 Apr;130(4):1002-1007. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000004067. PMID:30829666.