Alan Pocinki

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Dr. Alan G. Pocinki is a physician of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Orthostatic Intolerance, Dysautonomia, joint hypermobility, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.

Dr. Pocinki 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 Dr. Pocinki 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.

Education[edit | edit source]

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

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

10110 Molecular Dr #209
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 762-6777

Articles[edit | edit source]

Notable studies in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Levine, Paul H.; Jacobson, Steven; Pocinki, Alan G.; Cheney, Paul; Peterson, Daniel; Connelly, Roger R; Weil, R; Robinson, SM; Ablashi, Dharam V; Salahuddin, Sayeef Z; Pearson, GR; Hoover, R (1992), "Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Archives of Internal Medicine, 152 (8): 1611-1616, doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400200049009 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) - Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome is another term for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but one which emphasizes the immunological aspects of the disease. Popular in the 1990's, this term has apparently fallen into disuse.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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