David Borsook MD PhD

David  Borsook, MD, PhD

Senior Associate in Pain Medicine

Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7040

Medical Services


  • Neurology


  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Pain Treatment Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7040

Experience and Education


Medical School

University of Witwatersrand,

Internship, Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Baragwanath Hospital,

Residency, Neurology

Boston City Hospital,

Fellowship, Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital,

Research Fellowship, Medicine and Neuroendocrinology

Brigham and Women's Hospital ,

Boston , MA


  • Neurology


PAIN Research Group

Research Focus Area
Imaging Pain and Analgesia in animals, children and adults. We evaluate brain and nerve plasticity in chronic pain, anesthesia and the effects of drugs. Research programs headed by a number of PI's within the group include PET/fMRI, NIRS, and fMRI to evaluate a number of process including the evolution of chronic pain states (e.g., CRPS, migraine, abdominal pain) and issues pertaining to disease resistance or resilience.

For more information, please visit my research profile.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7040


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