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Joseph C. Glykys, MD, PhD

Assistant in Neurology

  • Phone: 617-726-5732
Department of Neurology


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
General pediatric neurology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Universidad De Carabobo - Venezuela
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Dr. Glykys received his Medical Degree from the Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela (2001), followed by a year of general medicine practice in underserved communities in Carabobo, Venezuela. He obtained a Doctoral Degree in Neuroscience (2002-07) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) using electrophysiological techniques to study: GABA(A) receptor subunits mediating phasic and tonic inhibition; neuronal hyper-excitability; and the characterization of a mouse model of autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. Next, he did two years of post-doctoral research at MGH (2007-09) studying neonatal seizures and intracellular chloride changes during early development. During his research time, he obtained an American Epilepsy Society pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship as well as a UCLA Gonda Fellowship.

In 2009, Dr. Glykys joined the Pediatric Residency program at MGHfC, followed by Pediatric Neurology Residency (2009-13) at Partners Neurology Program. He was the Co-Chief in the Pediatric Neurology Residency at MGH. Dr. Glykys was awarded an NIH R25 fellowship in 2012 and the AAN/ABF/BBDF Training Fellowship in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis in 2013.

In 2015, he was awarded a NINDS/NIH K08 award to continue his research in neuronal chloride development and its change during pediatric traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Glykys currently practices general pediatric neurology at Cambridge Health Alliance. He is heavily involved in basic neuroscience reearch in neuronal chloride development and its change during neontal seizures and pediatric traumatic brain injury.

Basic research interests:

-Neuronal chloride development and its modulation
-Research Models of Neonatal seizures
-Research Models of pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
-GABA(A) receptor physiology

Pediatric Neurology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-5732
Fax: 617-724-9620