Medical Advisory Board
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc, Chair – Dr. Trotti is Associate Professor of Neurology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Trotti graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her neurology residency, sleep fellowship, and Masters of Science in Clinical Research at Emory. Her main area of research interest is the central disorders of hypersomnolence. She has completed two randomized controlled trials testing novel treatments for hypersomnolence and is currently funded by the NIH through a K23 grant to evaluate functional neuroimaging correlates of sleepiness and sleep inertia.
Andrew Chesson, MD – Dr. Chesson is Dean Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport. He has been dedicated to education for more than 35 years at LSUHSC, teaching more than medical 3500 students and numerous multispecialty residents and fellows. Dr. Chesson was charge of the medical school curriculum for more than 15 years and was head of the Sleep Medicine Division and the Sleep Medicine fellowship. Even after becoming Dean of the School of Medicine, he taught in all 4 years of the medical school, continued to publish, and directed the Sleep Medicine fellowship. He recently retired from LSU, moved to South Carolina to be closer to his grandchildren, and is also teaching in some of the local medical training programs there.
For decades he was very active in the sleep field nationally, serving on, or chairing, numerous committees of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), serving on the board of directors of the AASM, and serving as President of the AASM. He also served the American Sleep Medicine Foundation in a variety of capacities. He is one of 4 authors of The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and has contributed more than 120 peer-reviewed articles to the literature.
Isabelle Arnulf, MD (Beginning October 1, 2015) – Having authored more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Professor Arnulf is not only one of the world’s leading experts on all forms of hypersomnia, including narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, and Kleine-Levin syndrome, but also Professor of Neurology at the Sorbonne Universités, Pierre and Marie Curie University, and head of the Sleep Disorder Service at the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital in Paris, France. She trained with Dr. Michel Jouvet, who studied the function and mechanism of REM sleep soon after its discovery, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Emmanuel Mignot at Stanford University. Dr. Arnulf is the past-president of the French Sleep Society.
Chad Ruoff, MD – Dr. Ruoff is Clinical Assistant Professor and the Associate Fellowship Program Director at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is board certified in sleep medicine, obesity medicine, and internal medicine. His career in sleep medicine began as a sleep technologist in 1998 while completing his undergraduate education at Georgetown University. He received his internal medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine and then completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, after which he joined the Stanford sleep faculty. He has developed a strong interest in the clinical evaluation and treatment of CNS hypersomnias.
David Plante, MD – Dr. Plante is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, member of the Sleep Research Society, and Program Director for the University of Wisconsin Sleep Medicine Fellowship. His current research uses high-density electroencephalography to study sleep and wakefulness in hypersomnia and affective disorders.
Ana Krieger, MD – Dr. Krieger is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Departments of Medicine, Neurology, and Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is board certified in sleep medicine and the Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine. Dr. Krieger also holds board certification in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine and is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and at Rockefeller University Hospital.
Over the past 17 years, Dr. Krieger has been actively involved in clinical care and education, training sleep specialists, and conducting collaborative multidisciplinary research projects in sleep medicine. She serves as the Chair of the Sleep Deprivation Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the President of the Northeast Sleep Society. Dr. Krieger is a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Fellow and Policy Advisor at the New York Academy of Medicine. She regularly contributes to media efforts aiming at achieving public awareness of sleep problems and a better understanding of their multifaceted consequences and treatment alternatives.
Jason Ong, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. His primary research interest involves demonstrating the effectiveness and value of behavioral treatments for sleep disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation. Specifically, Dr. Ong is interested in the psychosocial impact of hypersomnia, and his lab has been developing an intervention to aid in coping with chronic hypersomnia.
Additional research interests include the impact of sleep disturbance on chronic health conditions. His clinical interest is aimed at delivering empirically supported behavioral treatments to patients with sleep disorders, which complements and informs his clinical research. Dr. Ong is currently the president-elect of the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Michel Lecendreux, MD, is a child psychiatrist at University Hospital, Robert-Debré, Paris, France. Dr. Lecendreux is involved in pediatric sleep research, and he also cares for children and adolescents in the clinic. He is the head of the Pediatric Sleep Centre at Hospital Robert-Debré in Paris. His main fields of interests are sleep, alertness, narcolepsy, and ADHD.
Dr. Lecendreux is one of the directors of the French Reference Center for Pediatric Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnias and Kleine-Levin Syndrome in the Department of Neurophysiology and is a member of numerous international sleep societies. He has written many journal articles, editorials, chapters and books in the area of pediatric narcolepsy, ADHD and sleep and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Attention Disorders. Together with his colleagues, Dr. Lecendreux reported on the role of vigilance impairment in children ADHD and insisted on the role of iron deficiency in the pathophysiology of ADHD. Dr. Lecendreux is also involved in numerous activities, including teaching medicine and education and research on attention disorders at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris.