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  • Howard Roffwarg, MD

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    Professor
    Director, Sleep Disorders Medicine
    Phone: (601) 984-6920 

    Education

    • MD - College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 1958

    Background

    • Medical Intern, 1958-59, Stanford University Hospital, San Francisco, CA
    • Resident in Psychiatry, 1959-62, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, NY
    • Research Associate, 1961-62, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Laboratory of Drs. William Dement and Charles Fisher
    • Director, Sleep EEG Laboratory 1962-66, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    • Director, Sleep Research Lab, 1966-77, Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Career Research Scientist NIMH, Professor with tenure (1976), Coordinator, then Co-Director, Post-Doc Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry
    • Director, Sleep Study Unit, 1977-92, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Sleep/Wake Disorders Center (1982-1985, Consulting 1985-1992). Retired September 1992
    • Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, 1995-present, Director, Sleep Neurophysiology Laboratory, University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Dr. Roffwarg was the 1981 recipient of the Nathaniel Kleitman Prize for Distinguished Service Award, American Sleep Disorders Association. He was the first award recipient.