The Hypersomnia Foundation is thrilled to announce that Kiran Maski, MD, MPH, a distinguished pediatric sleep specialist, has joined our Medical Advisory Board (MAB). Dr. Maski is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, and a child neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), where she runs the Neurology Sleep Clinic and is the assistant program director for the Child Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Maski also has created a hypersomnia clinic at BCH, at which she sees children and young adults with central nervous system (CNS) hypersomnia conditions from all over the world. Currently, Dr. Maski serves as the Chairperson of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Task Force for the Treatment of CNS Hypersomnias.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Maski graduated from the University of Wisconsin (both its undergraduate college and its medical school). She then completed her general pediatric residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and her pediatric neurology residency and sleep fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). After finishing her medical training, Dr. Maski joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 2010, earning a further MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2016. Dr. Maski has devoted her entire professional life to pediatric sleep disorders, and her extensive clinical research is focused on neurophysiological biomarkers that help diagnose and treat these disorders.