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.

Isabelle Arnulf, MD

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 an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is board certified in sleep medicine, obesity medicine, and internal medicine, and he is a Sleep and Obesity Medicine Associate at Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Ruoff’s 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, PhD

Dr. Ong 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.

Kiran Maski, MD, MPH

Kiran Maski, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a child neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed her general pediatric residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She received her pediatric neurology residency and pediatric sleep fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). She now runs the Neurology Sleep Clinic at BCH and is the assistant program director for the Child Neurology Residency. Dr. Maski’s clinical work and research is focused on pediatric narcolepsy. Dr. Maski has created a hypersomnia clinic at BCH where she sees children and young adults with central nervous system hypersomnia conditions from all over the world. She is an advocate for pediatric narcolepsy, promoting awareness of this condition among health care providers and schools. She was honored with the “Outstanding Physician” award by Wake Up Narcolepsy, a patient advocacy group, for this work in 2015. Dr. Maski currently serves as the Chairperson of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Task Force for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Hypersomnias. Her clinical research in narcolepsy is focused on neurophysiological biomarkers that help diagnose and treat narcolepsy patients. She has received grant support from the American Academy of Neurology, American Sleep Medicine Foundation, Wake Up Narcolepsy, BCH Research Council Fund, and Jazz Pharmceuticals, Inc.

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