Ronald D. Chervin, M.D., M.S. – Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine, Professor of Neurology, and Director, Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Chervin completed his medical degree at Stanford University, and a master’s degree in clinical research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He completed a residency in neurology at Cornell University in New York City, and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University.
Dr. Chervin’s clinical and research interests focus on both adults and children. He has contributed to research on a wide range of subjects in sleep medicine, including obstructive sleep apnea, sleep laboratory methods, sleep questionnaire development, subjective and objective measures of sleepiness, insomnia, cognitive and behavioral consequences of sleep disorders, periodic leg movements during sleep, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder. He and his colleagues have studied sleep in the context of many different conditions, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, acute illness in newborns, obesity, Parkinsonism, pregnancy, socioeconomic challenges, and stroke.