About Gary Polykoff, MD

My professional time is devoted primarily to direct care of patients with chronic pain. My areas of interest include chronic spine pain, neuropathic pain, myofascial pain and rehabilitation approaches to treatment of chronic pain.

I am also involved in the direct education of pain medicine fellows where I emphasize musculoskeletal evaluation and rehabilitation approaches in management of patients with chronic pain.

Clinical Interests:




Center for Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-8810
Fax: 617-726-3441

Spaulding-Medford Outpatient Center
101 Main Street
Suite 101
Medford, MA 02155-4540
Phone: 781-391-7518

Medical Education

  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Residency, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


  • Select Publications:

    • Leigh Hochberg, L.R., Mukand, J.A., Williams, S., Polykoff, G., Friehs, G.M. and Donoghue, J.P. Brain-Computer Interfaces: Prospects for Neuro-Rehabilitation and Implications for Neurocritical Care. Neurocritical Care Society, 3rd Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb. 25-27, 2005.
    • Mukand, J., Williams S., Apple D., Polykoff G., Donoghue J. Feasibility Study of the BrainGate Neural Interface System for Individuals with Quadriplegia. AAP/ASIA Meeting, Dallas, TX, May, 2005.
    • Polykoff, G.I. On the Watch for Whiplash Injuries. Health News. The Executive Registry Network. Fall/Winter 2004.