Faculty

 

Steven Barczi, MD Ruth Benca, MD, PhD John C. Jones, MD, FACP
Tim Juergens, MD, PhD Rama Maganti, MD Camilla Matthews, MD
David Plante, MD Meredith Rumble, PhD Mihaela Teodorescu, MD
Mihai Teodorescu, MD    

 

Steve Barczi, MD

Steve Barczi, MD

Dr. Barczi is a professor of medicine in geriatrics and adult development at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) as well as director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship program. He is a clinician-educator in geriatrics-primary care and sleep disorders and is board certified in geriatric medicine, internal medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Barczi's research interests include the increased prevalence and consequences of sleep apnea as it pertains to stroke and the mechanisms and management of sleep changes occurring in dementia.

Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago

Internship: University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals

Residency: University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals

Fellowship: UW Hospital and Clinics

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD

Director of Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research, Medical Director for Wisconsin Sleep

Dr. Benca is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. Dr. Benca is a past president of the Sleep Research Society and the Associated Professional Sleep Societies and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is board certified in psychiatry and certified by the American Board of Sleep Disorders Medicine. Dr. Benca's research has focused on several aspects of sleep behavior, including the acute effects of light cycles on sleep and wakefulness, effects of sleep deprivation, and the relationship between sleep abnormalities and psychiatric disorders, in particular the effects of sleep on mood regulatory systems. Her clinical interests include sleep problems associated with psychiatric disorders.

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship: University of Chicago Medical Center

Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center

John C. Jones, MD, FACP

John C. Jones, MD, FACP

Dr. Jones is an associate professor of neurology and internal medicine and director of the Francis M. Forster Epilepsy Center at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. He specializes in neurology with additional interests in epilepsy, Parkinson's disease/movement disorders and sleep disorders. He is board certified in clinical neurophysiology, internal medicine and sleep medicine.

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University

Internship: UW Hospital and Clinics

Residency: UW Hospital and Clinics

Fellowship: UW Hospital and Clinics

Tim Juergens, MD

Tim Juergens, MD

Dr. Juergens is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry with the University of Wisconsin SMPH and director of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Comprehensive Sleep Program. He specializes in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, and is board certified in geriatric psychiatry, sleep medicine and psychiatry. His research interests include the relationship between sleep and psychiatric disorders, sleep disordered breathing and cognition, CPAP adherence, and autonomic function in various populations (those at risk for Alzheimer's, people with PTSD, restless leg syndrome).

Medical School: University Of Missouri-School Of Medicine

Residency: UW Hospital and Clinics

Fellowship: UW Hospital and Clinics

Maganti

Rama Maganti, MD

Dr Maganti is a Professor in Department of Neurology at UW. He is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine and is currently the Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at UW. Dr Maganti’s research interests are in understanding the relationship between sleep and epilepsy in animal models.

Medical School: Guntur Medical College, India

Residency: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Camilla Matthews, MD

Dr. Matthews is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Matthew's research interestes include sleep education of care givers and medical practitioners.

Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Residency: University of Rochester, Golisano's Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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David Plante, MD

Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Plante is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Plante’s research interests include the study of sleep disorders using magnetic resonance spectroscopy and high-density electroencephalography.

Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency: Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Meredith Rumble, PhD

Meredith Rumble, PhD

Dr. Rumble is a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She received an MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University and completed her psychology residency at the Durham VA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral interventions for insomnia as well as behavioral interventions for other sleep disorders. Her research interests include sleep disorders in the context of persistent medical conditions as well as the assessment of sleep disorders. More specifically, Dr. Rumble's recent doctoral research examined a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral model of insomnia for breast cancer patients with the aim of guiding future insomnia assessment and intervention in this population.

Mihaela Teodorescu, MD

Mihaela Teodorescu, MD

Dr. Teodorescu is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. She specializes in sleep and is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She is also a board certified specialist in Pulmonary Disorders and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Teodorescu's research interests include the bidirectional relationship between sleep and its disorders with lung diseases, with a special focus on asthma.

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Residency: University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care, Worcester

Fellowship: Sleep Disorders Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mihai Teodorescu, MD

Mihai Teodorescu, MD

Dr. Teodorescu is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin SMPH. He completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is also a board certified specialist in geriatric medicine. Dr. Teodorescu's research interests include sleep as it pertains to balance, falls and cognition in older persons.

Medical School: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Internship: Coltea Hospital, Romania, New York Flushing Medical Center

Residency: Institute of Sports Medicine, Romania; University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care

Fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI