Shafik Boyaji, MD

Dr. Boyaji earned his medical degree from University of Aleppo, Syria. He completed an internal medicine residency at Michigan State University, and then practiced at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Boyaji is currently pursuing additional training via a residency in anesthesiology and pain management at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has a special interest in non-opioid pain management modalities, including neuromodulation for pain.

Posts by Shafik Boyaji, MD

Pain and neuromodulation: What’s all the “buzz” about?

Neuromodulation therapies use a targeted stimulus to help people manage pain. This can be in the form of an electrical stimulation device or a pump containing medication, either of which can be implanted in the body.

More opioids, more pain: Fueling the fire

David Boyce, MD


One of the paradoxes of treating pain is that the longer a person takes an opioid medication, the greater possibility they will become more sensitive to pain, a condition called opioid-induced hyperalgesia.