Joseph Hanak, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehab, Charlestown, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital


Physical Medicine/Rehab Charlestown, MA

Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurorehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Medical Director of Outpatient Services at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA

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Education & Training

  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterResidency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1997 - 2000
  • Tufts Medical Center
    Tufts Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1996 - 1997
  • Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham UnionInternship, Transitional Year, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Pécs Medical School
    University of Pécs Medical SchoolClass of 1991
  • University of Massachusetts, AmherstB.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2000 - 2023
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Boston Top Doctors Castle Conneley, 2014-2019
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Teacher of the year award Tufts Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, 2013
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Publications & Presentations


  • Central core disease
    Hanak JA, Al-Kamawi, M, AAP Annual Meeting, 1/1/2012
  • Center core disease and genetic testing
    Hanak JA, Al-Kamawi, M, AAP Annual Meeting, 1/1/2012
  • Rapid onset of lower extremity weakness and decreased tone associated with multi-level paraspinal myofascial pain in and ambulatory spinal cord injury patient
    Hanak JA, Richmond JD, AAP Conference, 1/1/2010
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  • Fibromyalgia 
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - 9/16/2014
  • Therapeutic Botox Injections 
    Charlestown Navy Yard; Boston AAPC Meeting - 1/14/2014
  • Cerebral Palsy 
    Boston, MA, 2013 - 1/1/2014
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  • Mechanical and healing properties of different bone graft materials (thesis) 
    Hanak JA, Medical University of Pecs
    Hungary - 1/1/1991


  • Member, Medical executive committee 2013 - Present
  • member, Credentialing committee 2013 - Present
  • member, Quality and Safety Committee 2013 - Present
  • member, Outpatient Steering Committee 2013 - Present
  • Member, Integrative Medicine Task Force 2013 - 2014

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hungarian

Hospital Affiliations