Dr. Avidan is Professor of Neurology, UCLA Department of Neurology, Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and Immediate Past Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) at the DGSOM
He completed his Neurology Residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center, and Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He was recently the 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Excellence in Education Award, for career contributions to education in sleep medicine.
Dr. Avidan has published over 100 manuscripts on sleep disorders and had coauthored four books: “Handbook of Sleep Medicine,” “Geriatric Sleep Medicine,” “Review of Sleep Medicine” and Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine.” He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Diplomate in the Specialty of Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
His clinical interests include management of insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disorders, geriatric sleep medicine and hypersomnia. He has a special interest in movement disorders of sleep, particularly the parasomnias and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD).
A selected list of publications:
Carlson Aaron M, Young Jeffrey, Avidan Alon
Frightening Spells at Night
Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine,
Lee Daniel O, Buchfuhrer Mark J, Garcia-Borreguero Diego, Avidan Alon Y, Ahmed Mansoor, Hays Ryan, Ondo William G, Jaros Mark J, Kim Richard, Shang Gwendoline
Efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil in adult patients with severe primary
restless legs syndrome
Ahmed Qanta, Avidan Alon Y, Ciechanover Aaron, Shechtman Daniel, Zajfman Daniel, Reichman Uriel, Kornberg Roger, Hershko Avram, Lavie Peretz
Lancet (London, England),
Owens Judith A, Avidan Alon, Baldwin DeWitt, Landrigan Christopher
Improving sleep hygiene
Archives of internal medicine,
1229-30; author reply 1230.
Avidan, Alon Y. Zee, Phyllis C.
Handbook of sleep medicine,
xii, 244 p..
Clemons William Eric, Kakkar Rahul, Kirsch Douglas, Teodorescu Mihaela, Hoban Timothy F, Avidan Alon Y
Case studies in sleep medicine
Seminars in neurology,
Papp Klara K, Stoller Eleanor P, Sage Paulette, Aikens James E, Owens Judith, Avidan Alon, Phillips Barbara, Rosen Raymond, Strohl Kingman P
The effects of sleep loss and fatigue on resident-physicians: a
multi-institutional, mixed-method study
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges,
Avidan Alon Y, Chervin Ronald D
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