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 will be published early on-line this year. 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.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English