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Alon Y. Avidan


Department of Neurology
BOX 951769, 710 Westwood Blvd.
Suite 1-145
Los Angeles, California 90095
United States

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Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Nocturnal Seizures, Parasomnias, Narcoplesy, Sleep and Aging

Dr. Avidan is currently Associate Professor of Neurology at UCLA where he serves as Director of the UCLA Neurology Residency Program, Associate Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and Director of the UCLA Neurology Clinic.

Dr. Avidan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCLA and then attended Medical School at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where he also obtained a Master of Public Health. He subsequently completed his neurology Residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a Visiting Professor of Neurology Education in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

In 1999, Dr. Avidan joined the University of Michigan where he was Assistant Professor, Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic and chair of resident education in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Avidan was Principal Investigator of a National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH, Sleep Academic Award. He developed key educational modules for teaching sleep topics which have been adopted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has guest edited three issues of Seminars in Neurology on Sleep, and had coauthored “Handbook of Sleep Medicine” and “Review of Sleep Medicine.”

Dr. Avidan has developed expertise in sleep disorders in the older person. His research interests are in the field of geriatrics sleep medicine, insomnia and sleep and fatigue management in residency training. His clinical interests include management of insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders, and hypersomnia.

An accomplished lecturer, Dr. Avidan is a frequently invited speaker at universities and meetings around the country and around the world. He has served on a variety of review boards and committees. He has been features on a number of television programs including Dateline NBC, and numerous local and radio programs focusing on sleep disorders.

Dr. Avidan is licensed to practice medicine in California. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Diplomat in the Specialty of Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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