Semin Neurol 2017; 37(04): 391-392
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606270
Introduction to the Guest Editor
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Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, MD

David M. Greer1
  • 1Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
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Publication History

Publication Date:
24 August 2017 (online)

The Guest Editor of this issue of Seminars in Neurology is Dr. Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen.

Dr. Ellenbogen is Assistant Professor of Neurology in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in the History of Art from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and his Masters in Medical Science from Harvard Medical School. His subsequent training in internal medicine (internship) and neurology (residency) was at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he also underwent fellowship training in Clinical Electrophysiology. He subsequently was a postdoctoral fellow in sleep, and circadian and respiratory neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. He served as Chief of the Sleep Division in the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as Director of the Sleep Laboratory. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and has won multiple awards in the realms of Neurology and Sleep Medicine, including the John E. Dowling Teaching Award in Neurobiology from Harvard University, the Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award from the American Academy of Neurology, and the International Award for Publishing Excellence from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Ellenbogen's research has concentrated on discovering and validating biomarkers that predict the ability to maintain sleep in the face of potential disruption (e.g., noises). He is extensively published in the field of sleep medicine, and is seen as one of the emerging neurologic leaders in this field, helping to form a collaborative and symbiotic relationship with our colleagues in pulmonary medicine and psychiatry, with whom we share the arena. He currently serves as the director of The Sounds Sleep Project and The Sleeping Brain Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, serving as the principal investigator of this research group aimed at understanding the interface between sleep, behavior, and cognition.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of Dr. Ellenbogen, as well as all of the contributing authors, for their superb and insightful work in this issue of Seminars, which comprehensively covers the topic of sleep medicine. The issue provides insights into cutting edge research in the field, but is imminently practical and useful for the general neurologist and anyone who cares for patients with sleep disorders. Thank you particularly to Jeff, my friend and colleague, for your dedication to this project and its success. We hope you enjoy this marvelous issue!