Belal Hegazy, MD

Director of Behavioral Health

Specialty: Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health

Dr. Hegazy’s greatest passion is providing comprehensive and integrated care for patients with psychiatric disorders including social, psychological, spiritual, psychiatric, and medical care as well. Because of the complexity of mental and addiction illnesses, he believes in a team approach to achieve stability of illnesses. Also, because of the chronic nature of the disease, he believes in the continuum of care to help patients achieve the best level of function. He is very enthusiastic about motivational enhancement to approach, engage, and maintain patients in treatment.

Professional interests include mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, substance use disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, medications assisted treatment for substance use disorder, and co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Hegazy is married with 4 children. He likes to travel, listen to music, and read.

"You have to understand that a patient is not exactly like you, and you can’t just use authority or tell them what to do, you have to work with them and find a middle ground. You need to get them involved in the process. Integrated care is my core belief, and I’m so excited by what I found here at NorthShore and that I can provide these programs for treating psychiatric and addiction needs."


Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine Ain-Shams University School of Medicine Cairo, Egypt


Residency / Internship / Specialty Training

New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital Program New York City, NY


Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York City, NY


Board Certification

Diplomat of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomat of American Board of Addiction Psychiatry
Diplomat of American Board of Addiction Medicine