Biography

Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD is a Professor of Neurology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is Medical Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine Services at the University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center and Associate Director of the University of New Mexico Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Associate Program Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Training Program.

She received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 1978, did an internal medicine internship at Cook County (1978-1979), residency training in neurology at Boston University (1979-1982), and post-doctoral fellowship in EEG, Clinical Epilepsy, and Evoked Potentials, at the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Seizure Unit, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1982-1983).

She is boarded in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine and Epilepsy. She helped developed the ABMS Sleep Medicine examination, served on task forces and committees to develop the AASM criteria for recording and scoring polysomnography in adults, children, and infants. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. She writes peer-reviewed journal invited reviews on a wide range of topics related to sleep medicine. She is often invited to organize and lecture at national (and even international) courses in sleep medicine, neurology, child neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She has received numerous teaching awards, most recently the 2020 AASM Excellence in Education Award.

Recent published research by Dr. Grigg-Damberger explores prevalence and associations between subjective and objective hypersomnia in adults with focal-onset epilepsy. Currently, she is working on research projects involving neonatal infant polysomnography (collaboration with Dr. Kathy Wolfe), and recognizing electrographic seizures in subdural strip EEG in patients who have had recent subarachnoid hemorrhage and undergone clipping of ruptured cerebral artery aneurysm (collaboration with Drs. Iffat Suchita and Omar Hussein). An invited topical issue of six articles exploring sleep biomarkers for neurocognitive disorders was published early online February 2022. Oxford Press invited her to write a small case series book about sleep disorders neurologists encounter for the What Do I Do Now? Series (and which I have invited Drs. Kathy Wolfe, Nicholas Cutrufello, and Shanna Diaz) to coedit with her.

Areas of Specialty



Achievements & Awards

1) Excellence in Education, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, August 2020

2) Best Editorial Excellence for Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, June 2018.

3) Outstanding Achievement Award: Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, June 8, 2018.

4) Best Adult Resident Academic Faculty Teacher, Neurology, University of New Mexico, June 2017.

5) Educational Excellence in Teaching (Apple for Teaching) Award, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Academic 2015-2016, October 13, 2016.

6) Academic Teacher of the Year, University of New Mexico Neurology Residents, June 2015.

7) Teacher of the Year, University of New Mexico Neurology residents, June 2010.

8) Chief of Staff Recognition Award for our Epilepsy Program (and I, then its director) for Helping New Mexicans with Epilepsy, University of New Mexico Medical Center, August 19, 2007.

9) Teacher of the Year, University of New Mexico Neurology residents, June 2006.

10) Teacher of the Year, University of New Mexico Neurology residents, June 2004.

11) Award given by University of New Mexico Neurology Residents for being their Resident Friend, Teacher and Advocate. June 2002.

12) Faculty Excellence Award, Residency/Fellowship, University of New Mexico, 2000.

13) Golden Apple Award (Teacher of the Year), 1992 Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL.

14) Award for Excellence in Teaching and Incomparable Humanistic Attitude toward Patients, 1997, Neurology Residents and Faculty, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL.

15) Best Doctors of Albuquerque, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-2, 2015-present

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English