Alon Yosefian Avidan

Title(s)Professor of Clinical , Neurology
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    UCLA, Los AngelesBS06/1988Biology
    George Washington University, Washington, D.C.MD06/1994Medicine
    George Washington University, Washington, D.C.MPH
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland06/1998Sleep Medicine
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    American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)2014Excellence in Education Award
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2011Visiting Professor of Neurology Education

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    Alon. Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAASM

    Dr. Avidan is a Professor of Neurology at UCLA where he serves as Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. He completed his Neurology Residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center, and Fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He was recently awarded and served as Visiting Professor of Neurology Education in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, and was selected to receive the 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Excellence in Education Award, for career contributions to education in sleep medicine.

    He 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.

    Alon Y. Avidan MD, MPH
    Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
    Professor, UCLA Department of Neurology

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    1. Preferences for Attributes of Sodium Oxybate Treatment: A Discrete Choice Experiment in Patients with Narcolepsy. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2022; 16:937-947. Dubow J, Avidan AY, Corser B, Athavale A, Seiden D, Kushida C. PMID: 35422617; PMCID: PMC9001922.
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    2. Is the sodium in sodium oxybate a risk for heart health? A plain language summary of publication. Future Cardiol. 2022 May; 18(5):359-365. Avidan AY, Kushida CA. PMID: 35244452.
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    3. Recommended protocols for the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test in adults: guidance from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021 12 01; 17(12):2489-2498. Krahn LE, Arand DL, Avidan AY, Davila DG, DeBassio WA, Ruoff CM, Harrod CG. PMID: 34423768; PMCID: PMC8726366.
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    4. Sleep and Epilepsy, Clinical Spectrum and Updated Review. Sleep Med Clin. 2021 Jun; 16(2):389-408. Wu T, Avidan AY, Engel J. PMID: 33985663.
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    5. The sodium in sodium oxybate: is there cause for concern? Sleep Med. 2020 11; 75:497-501. Avidan AY, Kushida CA. PMID: 33022487.
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    6. Incorporating sleep medicine content into medical school through neuroscience core curricula. Neurology. 2018 09 25; 91(13):597-610. Salas RME, Strowd RE, Ali I, Soni M, Schneider L, Safdieh J, Vaughn BV, Avidan AY, Jeffery JB, Gamaldo CE. PMID: 30185444.
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    7. Clinical Overview of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Semin Neurol. 2017 08; 37(4):461-470. Porter VR, Avidan AY. PMID: 28837993.
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    8. Chronic Insomnia Disorder. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2017 08; 23(4, Sleep Neurology):1064-1092. Avidan AY, Neubauer DN. PMID: 28777177.
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    9. National Sleep Foundation's sleep quality recommendations: first report. Sleep Health. 2017 02; 3(1):6-19. Ohayon M, Wickwire EM, Hirshkowitz M, Albert SM, Avidan A, Daly FJ, Dauvilliers Y, Ferri R, Fung C, Gozal D, Hazen N, Krystal A, Lichstein K, Mallampalli M, Plazzi G, Rawding R, Scheer FA, Somers V, Vitiello MV. PMID: 28346153.
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    10. Sleep Disorders in Neurologic Practice: A Case-based Approach. Neurol Clin. 2016 Aug; 34(3):565-94. Panossian LA, Avidan AY. PMID: 27445242.
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    11. Frightening Spells at Night. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jun 15; 12(6):925-7. Carlson AM, Young J, Avidan A. PMID: 27092704; PMCID: PMC4877328.
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    12. Improvement of Dream Enactment Behavior Associated With Levetiracetam Treatment in Dementia With Lewy Bodies. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Apr-Jun; 30(2):175-7. Batalini F, Avidan A, Moseley BD, Ringman JM. PMID: 26485499; PMCID: PMC4834282.
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    13. 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 04; 30(4):305-16. Avidan AY, Lee D, Park M, Jaros MJ, Shang G, Kim R. PMID: 27067343.
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    14. Sleep, Cognition and Dementia. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015 Dec; 17(12):97. Porter VR, Buxton WG, Avidan AY. PMID: 26478197.
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    15. Efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil in adult patients with severe primary restless legs syndrome. Sleep Med. 2016 03; 19:50-6. Lee DO, Buchfuhrer MJ, Garcia-Borreguero D, Avidan AY, Ahmed M, Hays R, Ondo WG, Jaros MJ, Kim R, Shang G. PMID: 27198947.
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    16. Hypocretin Deficiency Associated with Narcolepsy Type 1 and Central Hypoventilation Syndrome in Neurosarcoidosis of the Hypothalamus. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Sep 15; 11(9):1063-5. Mayo MC, Deng JC, Albores J, Zeidler M, Harper RM, Avidan AY. PMID: 25979096; PMCID: PMC4543251.
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    17. Seizures in sleep: clinical spectrum, diagnostic features, and management. Crit Care Clin. 2015 Jul; 31(3):511-31. Eliashiv D, Avidan AY. PMID: 26118918.
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    18. Sleep disorders in patients with cancer. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Apr; 13(4):148-55. Guzman-Marin R, Avidan AY. PMID: 25978413.
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    19. ATS Core Curriculum 2014: part III. Adult sleep medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Nov; 11(9):1480-7. Pien GW, Szymusiak R, Ryden AM, Avidan AY, Stansbury RC, Strollo PJ, Fields BG, Rosen IM, Strohl KP. PMID: 25422999.
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    20. Israel-Gaza conflict. Lancet. 2014 Aug 30; 384(9945):e34-7. Ahmed Q, Avidan AY, Ciechanover A, Shechtman D, Zajfman D, Reichman U, Kornberg R, Hershko A, Lavie P. PMID: 25145777.
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    21. Sleep disorders in clinical practice: A wake-up call for neurologists. Neurol Clin Pract. 2014 Feb; 4(1):5-6. Avidan AY. PMID: 29473580; PMCID: PMC5765586.
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    22. Spectral EEG analysis and sleepwalking defense: unreliable scientific evidence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Jan 15; 10(1):111-2. Pressman MR, Mahowald M, Schenck C, Bornemann MC, Banerjee D, Howell M, Buchanan P, Avidan A. PMID: 24426831; PMCID: PMC3869061.
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    23. The current state of sleep medicine education in US neurology residency training programs: where do we go from here? J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Mar 15; 9(3):281-6. Avidan AY, Vaughn BV, Silber MH. PMID: 23493388; PMCID: PMC3578676.
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    24. Sleep and fatigue countermeasures for the neurology resident and physician. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2013 Feb; 19(1 Sleep Disorders):204-22. Avidan AY. PMID: 23385703.
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    25. Associations of sleep disturbance symptoms with health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013; 25(4):319-26. Avidan A, Hays RD, Diaz N, Bordelon Y, Thompson AW, Vassar SD, Vickrey BG. PMID: 24247858; PMCID: PMC3960993.
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    26. Parasomnias and their mimics. Neurol Clin. 2012 Nov; 30(4):1067-94. Malhotra RK, Avidan AY. PMID: 23099130.
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    27. Neurodegenerative Disease and REM Behavior Disorder. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2012 Oct; 14(5):474-92. Malhotra R, Avidan AY. PMID: 22879077.
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    28. Sleep disturbance in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease: a multicenter analysis. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011; 31(3):239-46. Bliwise DL, Mercaldo ND, Avidan AY, Boeve BF, Greer SA, Kukull WA. PMID: 21474933; PMCID: PMC3085031.
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    29. Insomnia medication use and the probability of an accidental event in an older adult population. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2010; 2:225-32. Avidan AY, Palmer LA, Doan JF, Baran RW. PMID: 21701634; PMCID: PMC3108703.
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    30. Jet lag syndrome: circadian organization, pathophysiology, and management strategies. Nat Sci Sleep. 2010; 2:187-98. Vosko AM, Colwell CS, Avidan AY. PMID: 23616709; PMCID: PMC3630947.
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    31. The parasomnias: epidemiology, clinical features, and diagnostic approach. Clin Chest Med. 2010 Jun; 31(2):353-70. Avidan AY, Kaplish N. PMID: 20488293.
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    32. Clinical sleep neurology. Semin Neurol. 2009 Sep; 29(4):275-6. Avidan AY. PMID: 19742405.
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    33. Parasomnias and movement disorders of sleep. Semin Neurol. 2009 Sep; 29(4):372-92. Avidan AY. PMID: 19742413.
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    34. Review of sleep disorders. Med Clin North Am. 2009 Mar; 93(2):407-25, ix. Panossian LA, Avidan AY. PMID: 19272516.
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    35. Improving sleep hygiene. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jun 09; 168(11):1229-30; author reply 1230. Owens JA, Avidan A, Baldwin D, Landrigan C. PMID: 18541835.
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    36. Sleep-disordered breathing and stroke. Rev Neurol Dis. 2008; 5(4):191-8. Ali LK, Avidan AY. PMID: 19122572.
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    37. Sleep medicine content of major medical textbooks continues to be underrepresented. Sleep Med. 2007 Apr; 8(3):271-6. Teodorescu MC, Avidan AY, Teodorescu M, Harrington JJ, Artar AO, Davies CR, Chervin RD. PMID: 17369089.
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    38. Clinical neurology of insomnia in neurodegenerative and other disorders of neurological function. Rev Neurol Dis. 2007; 4(1):21-34. Avidan AY. PMID: 17514155.
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    39. The development of central sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Sleep Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):187-91. Avidan AY, Guilleminault C, Robinson A. PMID: 16516818.
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    40. Eye movements during sleep recording. J Clin Sleep Med. 2005 Oct 15; 1(4):429-32. Avidan AY. PMID: 17564415.
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    41. The development of central sleep apnea with an oral appliance. Sleep Med. 2006 Jan; 7(1):85-6. Avidan AY. PMID: 16194621.
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    42. Treatment of sleep disorders in elderly patients. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2005 Sep; 7(5):339-52. Harrington JJ, Avidan AY. PMID: 16079039.
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    43. Pregnancy associated with daytime sleepiness and nighttime restlessness. Sleep Med. 2005 Sep; 6(5):473-4. Kirsch DB, Avidan AY. PMID: 16139774.
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    44. Sleep disorders in the older patient. Prim Care. 2005 Jun; 32(2):563-86. Avidan AY. PMID: 15935201.
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    45. Insomnia and hypnotic use, recorded in the minimum data set, as predictors of falls and hip fractures in Michigan nursing homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jun; 53(6):955-62. Avidan AY, Fries BE, James ML, Szafara KL, Wright GT, Chervin RD. PMID: 15935017.
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    46. Sleep in the geriatric patient population. Semin Neurol. 2005 Mar; 25(1):52-63. Avidan AY. PMID: 15798937.
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    47. Case studies in sleep medicine. Semin Neurol. 2005 Mar; 25(1):130-46. Clemons WE, Kakkar R, Kirsch D, Teodorescu M, Hoban TF, Avidan AY. PMID: 15798945.
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    48. Pregnancy associated with daytime sleepiness and nighttime restlessness. Sleep Med. 2005 Jan; 6(1):83-4. Kirsch DB, Avidan AY. PMID: 15680302.
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    49. The effects of sleep loss and fatigue on resident-physicians: a multi-institutional, mixed-method study. Acad Med. 2004 May; 79(5):394-406. Papp KK, Stoller EP, Sage P, Aikens JE, Owens J, Avidan A, Phillips B, Rosen R, Strohl KP. PMID: 15107278.
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    50. Subclinical rhythmic electrographic discharge of adults (SREDA) in REM sleep. Sleep Med. 2004 Jan; 5(1):77-81. Fleming WE, Avidan A, Malow BA. PMID: 14725830.
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    51. Sleep-disordered breathing in Michigan: a practice pattern survey. Sleep Breath. 2003 Sep; 7(3):95-104. Chervin RD, Moyer CA, Palmisano J, Avidan AY, Robinson E, Garetz SL, Helman JI. PMID: 14569520.
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    52. Websites on oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Med. 2003 Jan; 4(1):77-8. Zwetchkenbaum SR, Avidan AY. PMID: 14592365.
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    53. Insomnia in the geriatric patient. Clin Cornerstone. 2003; 5(3):51-60. Avidan AY. PMID: 14626541.
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    54. ESS dot com. Sleep Med. 2002 Sep; 3(5):405-10. Avidan AY, Chervin RD. PMID: 14592172.
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    55. Sleep changes and disorders in the elderly patient. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2002 Mar; 2(2):178-85. Avidan AY. PMID: 11898485.
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    56. An introduction to snoring and sleep apnea for dental practitioners. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2001 Oct; 83(8):32-6, 38-9, 58. Robinson E, Chervin RD, Garetz SL, Avidan AY. PMID: 11764704.
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    57. Antidiabetic action of vanadyl in rats independent of in vivo insulin-receptor kinase activity. Diabetes. 1991 Apr; 40(4):492-8. Venkatesan N, Avidan A, Davidson MB. PMID: 1849104.
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    58. Medullary sites for TRH analogue stimulation of gastric contractility in the rat. Am J Physiol. 1989 Jun; 256(6 Pt 1):G1011-5. Garrick T, Stephens R, Ishikawa T, Sierra A, Avidan A, Weiner H, Taché Y. PMID: 2500025.
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