Sleep Disorders

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“I Can’t Sleep!”

Sleep disorders: Understanding the cause, effect and treatments for people with mitochondrial disease

Dr. Matthew D. Weiss, MD, FCCP, will discuss “Sleep Disorders” , and how interrupted sleep can have multiple effects on our overall health and presentation of other symptoms. We’ll dig deeper into the latest explanations surrounding:

  • What are sleep disorders and how are they defined and diagnosed?
  • Who has sleep disorders and why?
  • What are common causes?
  • How do sleep disorders affect children and adults with Mitochondrial Disorders?
  • What are current treatment approaches and options?

 

About the Speaker

Matthew Weiss received an AB cum laude and with High Honors in philosophy from Dartmouth College in 1997, writing an award-winning thesis in biomedical ethics.  He then attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, earning his MD with Honors and graduating as class valedictorian in 2001.  Dr. Weiss served as an intern and resident in the Department of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by training in the Harvard Combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, and then completed an additional fellowship in the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Weiss is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine and has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in bioethics, health policy, and sleep medicine.  He currently practices pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Harbor Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice where he also directs the sleep medicine program, and at South Shore Hospital, both in Weymouth, Massachusetts.  Matthew Weiss lives with his wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 4 ½, who taught him almost everything practical that he knows about pediatric sleep medicine, in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Date: 03/04/2011
Speaker: Dr. Matthew D. Weiss
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