Dr. Avidan is Professor of Neurology & Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Neurology, Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center and Chair Elect 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).
Panossian Lori Ani, Avidan Alon Y Sleep Disorders in Neurologic Practice: A Case-based Approach Neurologic clinics, 2016; 34(3): 565-94.
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, 2016; .
Avidan Alon Y, Lee Daniel, Park Margaret, Jaros Mark J, Shang Gwendoline, Kim Richard The Effect of Gabapentin Enacarbil on Quality of Life and Mood Outcomes in a Pooled Population of Adult Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Primary Restless Legs Syndrome CNS drugs, 2016; 30(4): 305-16.
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 Sleep medicine, 2016; 19(3): 50-6.
Porter Verna R, Buxton William G, Avidan Alon Y Sleep, Cognition and Dementia Current psychiatry reports, 2015; 17(12): 97.
Batalini Felipe, Avidan Alon, Moseley Brian D, Ringman John M Improvement of Dream Enactment Behavior Associated With Levetiracetam Treatment in Dementia With Lewy Bodies Alzheimer disease and associated disorders, 2015; 17(12): .
Mayo Mary Catherine, Deng Jane C, Albores Jeffrey, Zeidler Michelle, Harper Ronald M, Avidan Alon Y Hypocretin Deficiency Associated with Narcolepsy Type 1 and Central Hypoventilation Syndrome in Neurosarcoidosis of the Hypothalamus Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2015; 11(9): 1063-5.
Eliashiv Dawn, Avidan Alon Y Seizures in sleep: clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, and management Critical care clinics, 2015; 31(3): 511-31.
Guzman-Marin Ruben, Avidan Alon Y Sleep disorders in patients with cancer The Journal of community and supportive oncology, 2015; 13(4): 148-55.
Pien Grace W, Szymusiak Ronald, Ryden Armand M, Avidan Alon Y, Stansbury Robert C, Strollo Patrick J, Fields Barry G, Rosen Ilene M, Strohl Kingman P ATS Core Curriculum 2014: part III. Adult sleep medicine Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2014; 11(9): 1480-7.
Ahmed Qanta, Avidan Alon Y, Ciechanover Aaron, Shechtman Daniel, Zajfman Daniel, Reichman Uriel, Kornberg Roger, Hershko Avram, Lavie Peretz Israel-Gaza conflict Lancet (London, England), 2014; 384(9945): e34-7.
Pressman Mark R, Mahowald Mark, Schenck Carlos, Bornemann Michel Cramer, Banerjee Dev, Howell Michael, Buchanan Peter, Avidan Alon Spectral EEG analysis and sleepwalking defense: unreliable scientific evidence Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2014; 10(1): 111-2.
Avidan Alon Y, Vaughn Bradley V, Silber Michael H The current state of sleep medicine education in US neurology residency training programs: where do we go from here? Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2013; 9(3): 281-6.
Avidan Alon Y Sleep and fatigue countermeasures for the neurology resident and physician Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.), 2013; 19(1 Sleep Disorders): 204-22.
Avidan Alon, Hays Ron D, Diaz Natalie, Bordelon Yvette, Thompson Alexander W, Vassar Stefanie D, Vickrey Barbara G Associations of sleep disturbance symptoms with health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2013; 25(4): 319-26.
Malhotra Raman K, Avidan Alon Y Parasomnias and their mimics Neurologic clinics, 2012; 30(4): 1067-94.
Malhotra Raman, Avidan Alon Y Neurodegenerative Disease and REM Behavior Disorder Current treatment options in neurology, 2012; 14(5): 474-92.
Bliwise Donald L, Mercaldo Nathaniel D, Avidan Alon Y, Boeve Bradley F, Greer Sophia A, Kukull Walter A Sleep disturbance in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease: a multicenter analysis Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 2011; 31(3): 239-46.
Vosko Andrew M, Colwell Christopher S, Avidan Alon Y Jet lag syndrome: circadian organization, pathophysiology, and management strategies Nature and science of sleep, 2010; 2(5): 187-98.
Avidan Alon Y, Palmer Liisa A, Doan Justin F, Baran Robert W Insomnia medication use and the probability of an accidental event in an older adult population Drug, healthcare and patient safety, 2010; 2(3): 225-32.
Avidan Alon Y, Kaplish Neeraj The parasomnias: epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnostic approach Clinics in chest medicine, 2010; 31(2): 353-70.
Avidan Alon Y Clinical sleep neurology Seminars in neurology, 2009; 29(4): 275-6.
Avidan Alon Y Parasomnias and movement disorders of sleep Seminars in neurology, 2009; 29(4): 372-92.
Panossian Lori A, Avidan Alon Y Review of sleep disorders The Medical clinics of North America, 2009; 93(2): 407-25, ix.
Owens Judith A, Avidan Alon, Baldwin DeWitt, Landrigan Christopher Improving sleep hygiene Archives of internal medicine, 2008; 168(11): 1229-30; author reply 1230.
Ali Latisha K, Avidan Alon Y Sleep-disordered breathing and stroke Reviews in neurological diseases, 2008; 5(4): 191-8.
Culebras, A. Sleep disorders and neurologic diseases , 2007; .
Avidan Alon Y Clinical neurology of insomnia in neurodegenerative and other disorders of neurological function Reviews in neurological diseases, 2007; 4(1): 21-34.
Teodorescu Mihai C, Avidan Alon Y, Teodorescu Mihaela, Harrington John J, Artar Ali O, Davies Charles R, Chervin Ronald D Sleep medicine content of major medical textbooks continues to be underrepresented Sleep medicine, 2007; 8(3): 271-6.
Avidan, Alon Y. Zee, Phyllis C. Handbook of sleep medicine, , 2006; xii, 244 p..
Avidan Alon Y, Guilleminault Christian, Robinson Anstella The development of central sleep apnea with an oral appliance Sleep medicine, 2006; 7(2): 187-91.
Avidan Alon Y The development of central sleep apnea with an oral appliance Sleep medicine, 2006; 7(1): 85-6.
Avidan Alon Y Eye movements during sleep recording Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2005; 1(4): 429-32.
Kirsch Douglas B, Avidan Alon Y Pregnancy associated with daytime sleepiness and nighttime restlessness Sleep medicine, 2005; 6(5): 473-4.
Harrington John J, Avidan Alon Y Treatment of sleep disorders in elderly patients Current treatment options in neurology, 2005; 7(5): 339-52.
Avidan Alon Y, Fries Brant E, James Mary L, Szafara Kristina L, Wright Glenn T, Chervin Ronald D Insomnia and hypnotic use, recorded in the minimum data set, as predictors of falls and hip fractures in Michigan nursing homes Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2005; 53(6): 955-62.
Avidan Alon Y Sleep disorders in the older patient Primary care, 2005; 32(2): 563-86.
Clemons William Eric, Kakkar Rahul, Kirsch Douglas, Teodorescu Mihaela, Hoban Timothy F, Avidan Alon Y Case studies in sleep medicine Seminars in neurology, 2005; 25(1): 130-46.
Avidan Alon Y Sleep in the geriatric patient population Seminars in neurology, 2005; 25(1): 52-63.
Kirsch Douglas B, Avidan Alon Y Pregnancy associated with daytime sleepiness and nighttime restlessness Sleep medicine, 2005; 6(1): 83-4.
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, 2004; 79(5): 394-406.
Fleming W Elon, Avidan Alon, Malow Beth A Subclinical rhythmic electrographic discharge of adults (SREDA) in REM sleep Sleep medicine, 2004; 5(1): 77-81.
Avidan Alon Y Insomnia in the geriatric patient Clinical cornerstone, 2003; 5(3): 51-60.
Chervin Ronald D, Moyer Cheryl A, Palmisano John, Avidan Alon Y, Robinson Emerson, Garetz Susan L, Helman Joseph I Sleep-disordered breathing in Michigan: a practice pattern survey Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung, 2003; 7(3): 95-104.
Avidan, A. Y. Insomnia in the geriatric patient Clin Cornerstone, 2003; 5(3): 51-60.
Chervin, R. D. Moyer, C. A. Palmisano, J. Avidan, A. Y. Robinson, E. Garetz, S. L. Helman, J. I. Sleep-disordered breathing in Michigan: a practice pattern survey Sleep Breath, 2003; 7(3): 95-104.
Zwetchkenbaum Samuel R, Avidan Alon Y Websites on oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea Sleep medicine, 2003; 4(1): 77-8.
Avidan Alon Y, Chervin Ronald D ESS dot com Sleep medicine, 2002; 3(5): 405-10.
Avidan, A. Y. Sleep changes and disorders in the elderly patient Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep, 2002; 2(2): 178-85.
Avidan Alon Y Sleep changes and disorders in the elderly patient Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 2002; 2(2): 178-85.
Robinson, E. Chervin, R. D. Garetz, S. L. Avidan, A. Y. An introduction to snoring and sleep apnea for dental practitioners J Mich Dent Assoc, 2001; 83(8): 32-6, 38-9, 58.
Venkatesan, N. Avidan, A. Davidson, M. B. Antidiabetic action of vanadyl in rats independent of in vivo insulin-receptor kinase activity Diabetes, 1991; 40(4): 492-8.
Garrick, T. Stephens, R. Ishikawa, T. Sierra, A. Avidan, A. Weiner, H. Tache, Y. Medullary sites for TRH analogue stimulation of gastric contractility in the rat Am J Physiol, 1989; 256(6 Pt 1): G1011-5.
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