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Fellowship Faculty

Fellowship faculty members span the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dentistry and ENT Surgery. Collectively, the teaching academic interests of the faculty reflect the comprehesive breadth and depth of sleep medicine. A brief list of academic activities and research interests of the faculty within each department is provided below.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The pulmonary and critical care medicine faculty have focused on dissecting mechanisms and consequences of sleep disordered breathing in basic clinical and epidemiologic studies. They've explored the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea and have established novel approaches to assessing upper airway dysfunction during sleep. They've also examined the impact of obesity, HIV, COPD and CHF on sleep and breathing patterns, and the impact of sleep-disordered breathing on glucose and lipid metabolism, cardiovascular disease and mortalities in basic clinical and epidemiologic studies. Applied studies on the role of ambulatory and portable monitoring in clinical trials and the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders are also underway.

Aurora, Rashmi Nisha, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 
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Jun, Jonathan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
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Patil, Susheel Pandit, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Johns Hopkins Sleep Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
 
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Polotsky, Vsevolod Y, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
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Punjabi, Naresh M, MD

Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 
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Schwartz, Alan Richard, MD

Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
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Smith, Philip L, MD

Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 

Neurology

Faculty has developed a multi-pronged approach to the investigation, diagnosis and management of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder during sleep. Models for serotinergic neurotoxicity have also been plumbed for disturbances in sleep and cognition. Similar disturbances have been examined in HIV cohorts. Basic mechanisms of circadian rhythm regulation are currently being launched in drosophilia.

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Earley, Christopher J, MBBCh PhD

Professor of Neurology
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
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Gamaldo, Charlene Edie, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
Primary Location: Howard County General Hospital Sleep Center
 
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Salas, Rachel Marie E, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Primary Location: Howard County General Hospital Sleep Center
 
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Wu, Mark Nan, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 
Richard Allen, Ph.D.

Richard Allen, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Neurology

Psychiatry and Behavioral Psychology

Specialized programs have been developed to address the needs of patients with insomnia, and to examine interactions between pain, circadian rhythms and sleep/wake cycle disturbances. Research studies are currently exploring the inter-relationships between sleep and cognition with special emphasis on effects of traumatic brain injury and exposure to recreational drugs. The Sleep Program enjoys a close collaborative relationship with the faculty at the National Institute of Drug Abuse and Behavioral Psychiatric Research Unit on the Bayview campus.

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McCann, Una D, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Neurology
Associate Program Director JHBMC GCRC
Director, Anxiety Disorders Program
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
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Neubauer, David Nelson, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 
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Smith, Michael Timothy, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Neurology
Alafousos Scholar
Director, Center for Behavior and Health
Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep-Related Symptom Science
Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 

Miriam Mintzer, Ph.D.

Ryan Vandry, Ph.D.

Adam Spira, Ph.D.

Pediatrics

The pediatric department, in collaboration with ENT and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, evaluates and manages a wide array of pediatric sleep disorders in children. Clinical studies have focused on dissecting mechanisms of sleep disordered breathing and neurocognitive and metabolic effects of these disorders in children.

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McGinley, Brian Michael, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic
 

Sterni, Laura Marie, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic
 

ENT

The faculty is actively involved in the evaluation and management of patients with sleep-disordered breathing, with particular emphasis on pediatric patients and patients with nasal pathology.

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Ishii, Lisa Earnest, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
 
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Ishii, Masaru, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
 

Dental

Steven Scherr, D.D.S.

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