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Sleep Medicine Faculty

The Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center (JHSDC) has a rich history, and is among the first accredited sleep laboratories in the United States. The center is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of sleep experts with training in pulmonary, neurology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, anesthesiology, psychiatry, and behavioral psychology. We evaluate and treat conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. The JHSDC offers services at several sites in the Maryland and D.C. area, including the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center at Howard County General Hospital, and Sibley Memorial Hospital. The JHDSC is also an accredited ACGME Sleep Fellowship training program dedicated to training the next generation of sleep physicians.

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

  • Jonathan Jun, M.D.

    • Director, Sleep Disorders Center
    • Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Failure, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center), Baltimore, MD

  • Hassan A Chami, M.D., M.S.

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Christopher J Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Christy Deloris Butler Gray, M.D., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Anesthesiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Kevin Motz, M.D.

    • Director, Division of Sleep Surgery

    Expertise: Airway Disorders, Dysphonia, Hoarseness, Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation, Laryngeal Disorders

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center), Baltimore, MD

  • Luu Van Pham, M.D.

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Aruna Rao, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    Expertise: Hydrocephalus, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Neurology, Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Philip Smith, M.D.

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Narcolepsy, Neurology, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

Center for Sleep and Wellness

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

  • Sara Elizabeth Benjamin, M.D.

    • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center

    Expertise: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness, Columbia, MD

  • Luis Fernando Buenaver, Ph.D.

    Expertise: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychologist

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Francis S Chuidian, M.D.

    Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep

    Primary Location: Medical Arts Building, Columbia, MD

  • Elliott Exar, M.D.

    Expertise: Neurology, Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Lab

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness, Columbia, MD

  • Charlene Gamaldo, M.D.

    Expertise: Neurology, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine, Snoring Disorders

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness, Columbia, MD

  • Maria Cecilia Melendres, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Apnea

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD

  • Rachel Salas, M.D., M.Ed.

    • Assistant Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness

    Expertise: Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and Wellness, Columbia, MD

  • Carmen Salvaterra

    Expertise: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

    Primary Location: Medical Arts Building, Columbia, MD

  • Laura Marie Sterni, M.D.

    • Director, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center

    Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Apnea

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD

  • Tracey L Stierer, M.D.

    • Director of Ambulatory Anesthesia Division, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
    • Director of Clinical Quality, Ambulatory Anesthesia Division, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

    Expertise: Anesthesiology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

Sleep Disorders Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital

  • Carolyn Kie-lo Wang, D.O.

    • Medical Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital
    • Chief of Medical Specialty, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

    Expertise: Neurology, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Downtown Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

  • Hassan A Chami, M.D., M.S.

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Sleep Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic

  • Michael Timothy Smith, Ph.D., M.A.

    • Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Bayview

    Expertise: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychologist, Psychology

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • Molly Elizabeth Maresca Atwood, Ph.D., M.A.

    • Director of Clinical Training, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

    Expertise: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Obesity, Psychology

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Luis Fernando Buenaver, Ph.D.

    Expertise: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychologist

    Primary Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance), Baltimore, MD

  • David Nelson Neubauer, M.D.

    Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Neurology

  • Christopher J Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

    Expertise: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Neurology, Restless Legs Syndrome

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Aruna Rao, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    Expertise: Hydrocephalus, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Neurology, Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Psychiatry

David Nelson Neubauer, M.D.

Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Sleep Medicine

Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

  • Luu Van Pham, M.D.

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Grace Pien, M.D., M.S.C.E.

    • Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center), Baltimore, MD

  • Philip Smith, M.D.

    Expertise: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Pediatric Sleep Clinic

  • Laura Marie Sterni, M.D.

    • Director, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center

    Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Apnea

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD

  • Maria Cecilia Melendres, M.D.

    Expertise: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Apnea

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD