Dr. Clete Kushida Appointed as Acting Medical Director of Stanford Sleep Disorder Clinic

For Release: April 28, 2008
Media Contact: Scott Leykam
(650) 723-6753

The Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic has announced the appointment of Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD as Acting Medical Director for the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. 

Dr. Kushida is also the Director of the Stanford University Center for Human Sleep Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is the inaugural President of the California Sleep Society and a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Board of Directors.

The Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic was founded in 1970 by Dr. William Dement and Dr. Christian Guilleminault. The Clinic was founded to diagnose and treat patients who have difficulties falling asleep at night, problems with excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea, or other medical problems that may occur or exacerbate during sleep.

The Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic is located on the Stanford campus at 401 Quarry Road, and appointments for clinical evaluations and sleep studies are open to the public and through physician referrals. The Sleep Disorders Clinic can be reached on Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm at (650) 723-6601.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants. Ranked #16 on the U.S. News and World Report annual list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” Stanford Hospital & Clinics is internationally recognized for translating medical breakthroughs into the care of patients. The Hospital is part of the Stanford University Medical Center, along with the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. For more information, visit http://stanfordhospital.org/.

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