Emmanuel H. During, MD, FAASM
I am a neurologist and psychiatrist specialized in sleep medicine with dual appointment in sleep medicine and neurology at Stanford University. My interest in sleep medicine is grounded in my clinical background as well as research interests. I started to study the interaction between sleep and neurodegenerative disease at NYU with a pioneering team in biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago, at a time when minimal work had been done in this field.
At the term of my clinical training at Stanford, I chose to pursue an academic career in this world-leading institution to continue to grow my expertise and teach the ever growing number of students, healthcare professionals and scientists drawn to sleep medicine. My area of expertise stands at the interface of sleep medicine, neurology, and psychopharmacology. Since my faculty appointment two years ago, I have spearheaded the Parasomnia Clinic, founded the Sleep Movement Disorders Clinic and further advanced the Upper Airway Stimulation program. Working with fellows, residents and medical students on a daily basis, and teaching trainees and sleep technologists, has been an important part of my work and a central factor in my decision to stay in the academic setting. I have had the fortune of learning the science and art of medicine from exceptional mentors and teachers and come to appreciate excellence in clinical care, scholarship as well as teaching.
Sleep medicine as a field is growing exponentially, which comes with challenges and opportunities. My vision of sleep medicine aligns with the mission of the California Sleep Society: setting and implementing the highest standard in education and care in sleep medicine. Should the California Sleep Society consider my application to serve on their board of Directors, I will embrace my role with the utmost sense of responsibility and will provide my keenest contribution to this exciting endeavor.