Thomas Hsinlin Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Neurologist
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Neurology, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
MD Taipei Medical University 1991
PhD University of Michigan 1996
diabetic neuropathy; diabetic pain; headache; nerve blocks; neuropathic pain; type 2 diabetes Dr. Cheng is devoted to research, clinical practice, and education to improve the current knowledge and management of headache and neuropathic pain.  He researches the molecular mechanisms of headache and neuropathic pain in both laboratory and clinical settings.  He sees patients in Neurology Clinic at Wang Building and perform procedures including nerve blocks, trigger point and Botox injections.

Dr. Cheng's research interests are in studying the mechanisms of pain. He is funded by the National Institute of Health to study the molecular mechanisms of painful diabetic neuropathy. He has discovered multiple pain molecules activated in an animal model of type 2 diabetes. His research has been published by numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and reported in many conferences. His findings provide better understanding for the mechanisms of painful diabetic neuropathy and could lead to the development for the future treatments for this devastating disease.

Publications Clinical Profile

Wang Ambulatory Care Cntr
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114