Brandon Peters, M.D., is a neurologist currently doing his fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University in California. His interest in sleep medicine 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.
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 is currently a sleep medicine fellow at Stanford University, viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine.
From 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.