Afou  Boire, NP-C

Afou Boire, NP-C

APRN Nurse Practitioner

Afou Boire was born and raised in Mali, West Africa. She completed three years of medical school in Mali before moving to the U.S. in January 2000. She completed her master’s in nursing concentration adult in 2010 at the Goldfarb College of Nursing and joined the sleep center in November 2015.

 
Top areas of care: sleep medicine, critical care
Luqi  Chi, MD, MSCE, FACP

Luqi Chi, MD, MSCE, FACP

Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine
ABIM Board Certified in Sleep Medicine

Luqi Chi, MD, MSCE, FACP, is a professor of neurology and sleep medicine. She received her medical degree and a master’s degree in cardiopulmonary pathophysiology in China. She subsequently completed her residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. After coming to the U.S. in 1998, she went on to complete her U.S. residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York, and fellowship training... read more.

 
Top areas of care: ALS, muscular dystrophy, chest wall deformity
Rachel  Darken, MD, PhD, FAAN

Rachel Darken, MD, PhD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology
Section Head, General Neurology

Rachel Darken is an associate professor of neurology. Born and raised in Knoxville Tennessee, she received her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and her medical degree and PhD from the Weill Cornell Medical School and Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York. Darken was a Fulbright Fellow in Spain and later returned to Spain for an EMBO fellowship before completing her neurology residency and a research fellowship at... read more.

 
Top areas of care: headache, migraine, sleep apnea
Gabriela  de Bruin, MD

Gabriela de Bruin, MD

Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Executive Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Gabriela de Bruin is an associate professor of neurology. Born and raised in Brazil, she received her medical degree from the Federal University of Ceara. Following medical school, de Bruin completed a neurology residency and a sleep medicine fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She joined the Department of Neurology at Washington University as faculty in 2012.... read more.

 
Top areas of care: sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs
Yo-El  S.  Ju, MD, MSCI

Yo-El S. Ju, MD, MSCI

Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine
B. Burton & R.M. Morriss III Professor

Yo-El Ju is an associate professor of neurology and a physician-scientist studying the relationship of sleep and neurodegenerative diseases. Ju earned her undergraduate degree in neurobiology at Harvard College, followed by a MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her residency training in neurology, fellowship training in sleep medicine, and a master’s degree in clinical investigation... read more.

 
Top areas of care: REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, sleep apnea
Christine Juang, PhD, DBSM

Christine Juang, PhD, DBSM

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Christine Juang, PhD, DBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology. She grew up in Taiwan and received her undergraduate degree from National Taiwan University. Juang earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is trained in clinical geropsychology and is board certified in behavioral sleep medicine. She joined faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in 2023. At the Sleep Medicine Center, she provides treatment for insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmares, and difficulties adjusting to CPAP using non-pharmacological approaches.

 
Top areas of care: insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, PAP adjustment
Eric  Landsness, MD, PhD

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine

Eric Landsness is assistant professor of neurology and sleep medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering and his MD and PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  Following medical school, Landsness completed his neurology residency and sleep fellowship at Washington University.  He then joined the Department of Neurology in 2017... read more.

 
Top areas of care: sleep apnea, hypersomnia, stroke
Amy  Licis, MD

Amy Licis, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatric Neurology

Amy Licis is an associate professor of neurology and sleep medicine. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she received her undergraduate degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine.  Following medical school, Licis completed her pediatric neurology residency at Washington University and a sleep medicine fellowship at Washington University. In addition... read more.

 
Top areas of care: sleep apnea, restless legs, Wolfram syndrome
Brendan Lucey, MD, MSCI, FAASM

Brendan Lucey, MD, MSCI, FAASM

Professor of Neurology
Section Chief, Sleep Medicine

Brendan Lucey is professor of neurology and Sleep Medicine section chief. Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, he received his undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Lucey completed his neurology residency at Washington University and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. From 2008-2012... read more.

 
Top areas of care: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, cataplexy
Raman Malhotra, MD, FAASM

Raman Malhotra, MD, FAASM

Professor of Neurology
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Past-President, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Raman Malhotra is associate professor of neurology in the Sleep Medicine Section. He serves as the program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship.  Malhotra grew up in St. Louis and attended Lindbergh High School before attending the six year accelerated BA/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for his undergraduate and medical school training. He then completed his neurology residency and sleep medicine fellowship... read more.

 
Top areas of care: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome
Jay  Piccirillo, MD, FACS

Jay Piccirillo, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology, Medicine Biostatistics and Occupational Therapy

Jay Piccirillo is a professor (Investigator Track) of otolaryngology, medicine, biostatistics and occupational therapy. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Vermont and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at Yale University. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1992. He is a general otolaryngologist and the otolaryngology consultant to the Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine clinic at Washington... read more.

 
Top areas of care: comprehensive ear, nose and throat problems
Tonya  Russell, MD

Tonya Russell, MD

Professor of Medicine

Tonya Russell is professor of medicine and is a diplomate in sleep medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida. She completed her internal medicine residency and her pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. Russell joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary and... read more.

 
Top areas of care: pulmonary, interstitial lung disease, sleep medicine
Emily  White, PhD

Emily White, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor in Psychological & Brain Sciences

Emily White, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of neurology. White completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Washington University, and she earned masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She joined the Washington University Sleep Center in 2022.

As a behavioral sleep medicine specialist, White provides non-medication treatments for adults with sleep disorders, including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmares, night eating and difficulties adjusting to CPAP.

 
Top areas of care: insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmare disorders