About the Division of Sleep Medicine

Who We Are  

Our Division is based on collaborative partnerships between our clinicians, researchers, sleep technologists, and clinical staff.  We are proud of our multidisciplinary and world-renowned faculty, with the highest levels of sleep medicine training and expertise, which includes specialists in neurology, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, dentistry, and otolaryngology. Many of our physicians pioneered the methods and practices that are commonly used today in sleep medicine. Our faculty is accompanied by exceptionally experienced and specialized clinical staff and technologists. The Division also has the oldest and one of the largest sleep medicine fellowships in the world, in which 8 clinical fellows with diverse specialties train with us in our 1-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship. In addition to our ACGME fellowship, we also take pride in our training of technologists, students, post-graduate fellows (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent), and visiting faculty from diverse countries throughout the world.  Lastly, our internationally-recognized scientists who direct six major laboratories are exploring the most fundamental and critical questions regarding basic sleep mechanisms and new management approaches for sleep disorders.  We concentrate on the essential questions of understanding why we need sleep, the molecular and cellular underpinnings of sleep and circadian disorders, and what are the latest and best diagnosis and therapeutic tools for individuals with sleep problems. The Stanford Sleep Medicine Center has forged the way for the entirety of the fields of sleep medicine and sleep research, and will continue to achieve success in groundbreaking clinical advancements for patients throughout the world.

Division Faculty

listed alphabetically

Fiona Barwick, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Michelle Cao, DO

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurology & Neurological Sciences


Emmanuel During, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Neurology & Neurological Sciences


William Giardino, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences


Erin Gibson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Kirat Gill, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences


Christine Juang, PhD

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Anahid Hekmat, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Makoto Kawai, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Scott Kutscher, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Mitchell Miglis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Neurology & Neurological Sciences


Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Seiji Nishino, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Sergiu Pasca, MD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine


Rafael Pelayo, MD

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Anstella Robinson, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Oliver Sum-Ping, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Jamie Zeitzer, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine


Sleep Surgery

Robson Capasso, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Sleep Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center


Stanley Yung Liu, MD, DDS

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (Sleep Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center


Division Administration and Research Staff

Jazmine Qutob

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE TO CLETE KUSHIDA, MD, PHD

Paige Collazo

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE TO EMMANUEL MIGNOT, MD, PHD

Jhaleh Oliaei

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO SERGIU PASCA, MD

Kelly Krumrei

FINANCIAL ANALYST 2

Polina Davidenko

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR

Vincent Nguyen

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Valerie Musgrave

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Ana Cahuas

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Neehar Thumaty

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Sara Lomba

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Flavia Fagundes Bueno

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers

listed alphabetically

Vivien Abad, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Matt Bianchi, MD, PhD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Britney Blair, PsyD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Daniel Blum, PhD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Macario Camacho, MD
Adjunct Cinical Assistant Professor

Cathy Cheng, MD
Adjunct Cinical Assistant Professor

Mehran Farid-Moayer, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

William Hart, MD
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Shehlanoor Huseni, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Vikas Jain, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Stacey Quo, DDS
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Anil Rama, MD
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

George Reimer, MD
Emeritus Adjunct Clinical Professor

Chad Ruoff, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Allison Siebern, PhD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Audrey Yoon, DDS
Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Kin Min Yuen,  MD
Adjunct Cinical Assistant Professor

Graduate Students

listed alphabetically

Umaer Hanif

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