Alan Pocinki

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Dr. Alan Pocinki is a physician of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Orthostatic Intolerance, Dysautonomia, joint hypermobility, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

His office is in Rockville, Maryland and he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.

His medical degree is from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

At present, his practice has a waiting list for patients with ME/CFS.

He began studying ME/CFS (when it was called CFIDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1987. Since then he has given lectures and written articles for patients and doctors explaining the illness and championing treatment. In 2000, he was the recipient of the CSN (CFIDS Support Network) Action Champion Award by the CFIDS Association of America.

Within the ME/CFS community he is, also, applauded for appearing on NPR, The Diane Rehm Show NPR on July 3, 2003 with Laura Hillenbrand, the author of "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken," while being Hillenbrand's physician.


Talks & interviews[edit]


  1. Levine PH, Jacobson S, Pocinki AG, Cheney P, Peterson D, Connelly RR, Weil R, Robinson SM, Ablashi DV, Salahuddin SZ, Pearson GR, Hoover R. Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(8):1611-1616. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400200049009

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