Dr. Poliakoff is a Baltimore native and a former patient of Dr. Pulcinella (who joined the practice briefly before retiring in 2017). He attended medical school at University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he took extra course work in mental health in the Combined Accelerated Program for Psychiatry (CAPP). After graduating, he and his family moved to Richmond Virginia for his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Poliakoff joined the practice in 2018. Dr. Poliakoff enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, who constantly give him lessons on how to be a better pediatrician and human being. His interests include studying Jewish law and philosophy, music (he is a longtime guitar and piano player), and reading on a broad variety of topics.