Dr. Helene A. Emsellem MD

Helene A. Emsellem, MD is the director of The Center of Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Maryland and a Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University. She is interested in all aspects of sleep disorders including their diagnosis, treatment, the study of new agents and devices to manage sleep disorders and public education. She is author of “Snooze… or Lose! Ten No-War Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits”, a book written to help teens understand the importance of sleep, and to empower them to own and improve their sleep-wake habits and schedules. She is also co-author with Philip Pearl, MD of the Neurology teaching text “Neuro-Logic: A primer on Localization.” Dr. Emsellem is committed to the advancement of sleep medicine and is actively involved in clinical research in many areas of sleep medicine including insomnia, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hypersomnia in Parkinson’s disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, including shift work sleep disorder, non-24, jet lag, and in patients with Smith Magenis Syndrome. She serves on the board of the National Sleep Foundation and is a frequently quoted media resource.