Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests
  • Chronic pain
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Medical Education
  • MD, St. Petersburg State Medical Academy
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Russian
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Medford: Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

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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.

Research & Publications


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.


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