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Michael J. Thorpy, MD, Professor of Clinical Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Michael Thorpy, board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, is Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Both a clinician and a well-published researcher, Dr. Thorpy serves as Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Thorpy served on the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Board of Directors and founded and directed the NSF's National Narcolepsy Registry, which was located at Montefiore Medical Center. He is past Chairman of the Sleep Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Thorpy has published extensively on narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep disorders. His seven books include “The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders.” He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Thorpy’s Sleep Medicine Home Page is one of the major sleep sites on the Internet, and his computerized textbook on sleep medicine, SleepMultiMedia (available on DVD-ROM), is the only one of its kind.

In 1993, Dr. Thorpy was awarded one of the sleep field's highest honors: The Nathaniel Kleitman Award from the American Sleep Disorders Association.

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