J. Andrew Berkowski, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology

Biography

A native of Southeast Michigan, Andy Berkowski earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Stanford University before returning to Detroit to obtain his medical degree at Wayne State University. He completed a transitional year internship at Henry Ford Hospital and residency in adult neurology at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He received fellowship training in sleep medicine at Stanford University before joining the faculty of Michigan Medicine.

Dr. Berkowski’s academic work is focused on the clinical management of restless legs syndrome (RLS) including the clinical effects of dopaminergic augmentation and its reversal, along with the role of iron in the treatment of RLS. He serves as a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force on Restless Legs Syndrome. Additionally, he maintains several administrative roles with the University of Michigan Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program including the chair of the Clinical Competency Committee.

Dr. Berkowski provides consultation for patients with severe RLS. His management of sleep conditions includes narcolepsy and disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep-related hypoventilation, advanced PAP modalities, positional sleep apnea devices, circadian rhythm disorders, REM sleep behavior disorder, and other parasomnias. He also has an interest in lifestyle and dietary modification in conjunction with sleep and circadian rhythms including low carbohydrate lifestyles and time-restricted feeding/intermittent fasting for improved healthspan or as adjunctive treatment for disorders impacted by obesity such as obstructive sleep apnea.

Areas of Interest

Research interests: Restless legs syndrome, the role of iron in the treatment of RLS, and the effects of dopaminergic augmentation and its reversal.

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders: restless legs syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, positional sleep apnea devices, REM behavior disorder, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-related hypoventilation, advanced PAP modalities, and other parasomnias. Additionally, lifestyle and dietary modification in conjunction with sleep.

Credentials

Medical School or Training

  • Wayne State University, 2010

Residency

  • Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Neurology, 2014

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, Sleep Medicine, 2015

Board Certification

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

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