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]
- 1997, Comment on article "Fireworks over fibromyalgia, CFS, and IBS" in Postgraduate Medicine
- 31 October 2011, Joint Hypermobility and CFS
- 5 March 2012, Dysfunction Junction: The ANS and CFS
Notable studies in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
- 1992, Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(Abstract - can request full article)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2003 - NPR, The Diane Rehm Show - NPR, July 3, 2003 with Laura Hillenbrand
- 2013 - Interview with Llewellyn King
- 2014 - "Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain, Poor Sleep, Depression and Fatigue"
References[edit | edit source]
- 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.
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.