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Joseph C. Glykys, MD, PhD

  • Assistant in Neurology


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • General pediatric neurology
Medical Education
  • PhD, UCLA University
  • MD, Universidad De Carabobo - Venezuela
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • 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
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

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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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 study neuronal chloride and volume changes during pediatric traumatic brain injury in in vitro models.

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

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research

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


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Pediatric Neurology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-6093
Fax: 617-724-7860

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