David Rye, MD, PhD, Chair
Dr. Rye is Professor of Neurology at Emory University, board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He has received the American Academy of Neurology’s Sleep Science Award and the Sleep Research Society’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award for the discovery of the genetic contributions of restless legs syndrome. In June of 2019, Dr. Rye received the Hypersomnia Foundation’s first Impact Award, for his pivotal work in the area in researching and treating idiopathic hypersomnia, and his support of HF’s efforts to provide education on IH and related disorders to patients, health providers and, through PBS’s “Your Fantastic Mind” series, the general public. He has also received Narcolepsy Network’s Researcher of the Year Award, which recognizes the Emory team’s more recent contribution to our understanding of the origins and treatments for hypersomnia. He and the Emory team are making new discoveries into the origins and treatments of hypersomnia that are transforming the way medicine is practiced.