Ronald Chervin, MD, MS

Director, Sleep Disorders Centers
Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine
Professor, Neurology


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 REM sleep behavior disorder.  He and his colleagues have studied sleep in the context of many different conditions, including ADHD, asthma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, acute illness in newborns, obesity, Parkinsonism, pregnancy, socioeconomic challenges, and stroke.

Areas of Interest

Obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders in children, biomedical innovation, sleepiness and its measures, esophageal pressure monitoring, polysomnography, sleep tests, and adenotonsillectomy.  

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders of any type in adults and children; obstructive sleep apnea; insomnia; parasomnias (behaviors during sleep) such as REM sleep behavior disorder; restless legs syndrome; narcolepsy and other neurological causes of daytime sleepiness.


Medical School or Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 1988


  • Cornell University Medical Center, Neurology, NY, 1992

Board Certification

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology

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