George M. Plotkin, PhD, MD




ETMC First Physicians


Associate physician in neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Clinical fellow, neuromuscular and movement disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Assistant chief of neurophysiology, VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton and West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Neurology resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internal medicine internship, Boston City Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Doctor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Doctor of Philosophy in physiological chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge
Master of Science in biology, MIT
Bachelor of Science, MIT

Board Certifications:

Board-certified electrodiagnostic physician

Awards & Associations:

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Academy of Neurology
Patient’s Choice Award, repeat recipient, The Joint Commission
Best Doctors in America, selected by peers
Texas Super Doctors, selected by peers
Magna cum laude graduate, Boston University School of Medicine
Chester Keefer Prize in Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital
Hewlett-Packard Medicine Prize
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Parkinson Disease Association • Johnson & Johnson Graduate Fellowship

Clinical Interests:

Movement disorders
Parkinson's disease tremors
Cerebellar ataxia
Deep brain stimulation
Botox injections for dystonia


George Plotkin, PhD, MD, treats a wide range of neurological disorders and is renowned for his expertise in the field of movement disorders and deep brain stimulation therapy.
Patients from across the state and around the world seek him out for an accurate diagnosis, advanced treatments and individualized care. “We want to know where patients come from, what their interests are and what they do,” said Dr. Plotkin. “It’s important to understand who they are as people. After all, they’re a person first and a patient second.”

Dr. Plotkin is board-certified in electrodiagnostic medicine. He graduated magna cum laude with a doctor of medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, holds a doctorate in physiological chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has performed fellowships in movement and neuromuscular disorders at Harvard Medical School.

Many awards and academic appointments have been bestowed upon Dr. Plotkin, who also holds a number of patents in the U.S. and abroad.