Brandon Peters, M.D. is a board-certified neurology sleep medicine specialist who currently practices at Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of Marin in Novato, Calif. and serves as a Consulting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University's School of Medicine. His interest in sleep began when he was in college and he has a wide breadth of clinical and research experiences.
Dr. Peters was trained as a polysomnographic technician and also worked in clinical sleep medicine prior to starting medical school. He has researched and published articles on the sleep habits of university students, circadian rhythm disorders in the blind, and abnormal sleep behaviors called parasomnias. He was an award-winning journalist in college. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on sleep-related topics.
Dr. Peters received his undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University in Biology and English. He studied medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford University in England. Dr. Peters received polysomnographic training at the Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute in Seattle, Washington. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He was trained as a neurologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University, viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine. He was additionally trained at Stanford as a practitioner of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi).
By Brandon Peters, M.D.:
I have a strong interest in educating individuals about sleep and sleep disorders. As a physician, I enjoy the time I am able to spend with patients teaching them about their conditions. By serving as a resource on About.com, I hope to be able to share my excitement and experiences with a wider audience.