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Steven Arnold Polakoff, M.D.

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Expertise: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


Steven A Polakoff MD

5530 Wisconsin AVE Suite 852 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 map

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW Washington, DC 20016 map


Dr. Steven A. Polakoff is a psychiatrist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Polakoff is certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has a private practice in Chevy Chase, Md.

Dr. Polakoff has an expertise in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). He was previously certified in geriatric psychiatry for 20 years.

Dr. Polakoff earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

Dr. Polakoff has been named a Top Psychiatrist and a Top Therapist for Psychopharmacology by Washingtonian Magazine. He has also been named a Top MD by Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine and a Top Doctor in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Washington-Baltimore areas by Castle Connolly.

Dr. Polakoff has contributed to numerous presentations and publications on psychiatry topics. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Psychiatry at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1981)


  • Massachusetts Mental Health Center / Psychiatry (1985)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology / Psychiatry (1987)

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