MATClinics' Medical Director
Dr. Gregory Pokrywka, MD is the Medical Director for MATClinics. Dr. Pokrywka has been in private medical practice for more than thirty years, and has more than five years experience treating patients struggling with opioid use disorder with Suboxone and other buprenorphine-based medications. He is responsible for developing treatment policies and procedures for MATClinics, as well as overseeing the prescribing doctors. Dr. Pokrywka works closely with the owners of MATClinic Services and provides administrative as well as treatment advice.
A board-Certified Internist practicing in Towson, Maryland, Dr. Pokrywka attended Duke University, worked as a biochemist, attended the University of Maryland Medical School and was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He has been in private practice since 1987 and formed the Baltimore Lipid Center in 2001. Dr Pokrywka now serves as Assistant Professor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In 2011, Dr Pokrywka obtained completed his DATA 2000 compliant buprenorphine training program, and received his DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine based medications. Dr. Pokrywka regularly treats opioid use disorder patients utilizing medications such as Suboxone. Dr. Pokrywka, MD is the Medical Director for a group of outpatient opioid treatment clinics, MATClinic Physicians Practice Group, LLC, located in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Pokrywka is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Non-medical activities include a lifelong participation in sports, including coaching recreational league basketball, the pursuit and study of reptiles and amphibians, and outdoor recreation (hiking, camping, sea kayaking, geocaching). He is the Co-Founder, President Emeritus and a current Board Member of MATTS, the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society, Inc. His most recent passion is Polar Bear Super-Plunging (25 Plunges in 24 hours) in the January Chesapeake Bay, and other volunteer work for the Maryland Special Olympics.