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PhD Diplomates of the American Board of Sleep Medicine

Disclaimer: Certification by the American Board of Sleep Medicine does not in itself confer authority to practice medicine beyond the authority granted by a state that issues a license to practice medicine.

The American Board of Sleep Medicine throughout its history offered non-physicians, specifically PhDs, the opportunity to sit for its examination. Many PhD candidates over the years successfully passed the examination and received the designation "diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine." This designation must not be interpreted to mean that the American Board of Sleep Medicine designation supersedes any state or federal law with regard to medical license requirements for the treatment of patients. Those who have successfully passed the exam MUST be careful not to practice medicine outside of their legal limits.

NameCityStateSpecialtyCertified Date
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D. San Diego CA Psychology 3/30/1985
Michael W. Anderson, Ph.D. Overland Park KS Psychology 4/19/1993
Donna Arand, Ph.D. Dayton OH Psychology 4/5/1978
Erin Kathleen Baehr, Ph.D. Woodridge IL Clinical Psychology 4/14/2003
Theodore L. Baker, Ph.D. Boston MA Neuroscience 10/30/1981
Thomas J. Balkin, Ph.D. Silver Spring MD Psychology 3/30/1985
Nigel J. Ball, D.Phil., Ph.D. Seattle WA Sleep Disorders 4/22/1996
Barbara J. Beckham, Ph.D. Corpus Christie TX Psychology 3/31/1984
Eric A. Bell, Ph.D. Merrillville IN Psychology 4/6/1998
Kathleen L. Benson, Ph.D. Palo Alto CA Psychology 4/24/1989
Michael J. Bier, Ph.D. Venice CA Biomedicine/Neuroscience 3/22/2005
Paul G. Binks, Ph.D. Jordan UT Clinical Psychology 4/28/1997
Donald Bliwise, Ph.D. Atlanta GA Psychology 3/31/1984
Michael H. Bonnet, Ph.D. Dayton OH Psychology 7/1/1980
Andrew J. Borson, Ph.D. Ridley Park PA Psychology 6/16/1986
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D. Decatur GA Psychology 4/17/2000
Lauren E. Broch, Ph.D. White Plains NY Psychology 4/24/1995
Carl P. Browman, Ph.D. Psychology 3/4/1982
W. David Brown, Ph.D. Tomball TX Clinical Psychology 4/6/1992
Daniel P. Brunner, Ph.D. Zurich Switzerland Sleep (Nat. Sciences) 4/11/1999
Stephen A. Burton, Ph.D. Midlothian VA Psychology 4/24/1989
J. Lynn Caldwell, Ph.D. Fort Rucker AL Psychology 4/6/1998
Margaret-Ann Carno, Ph.D. Rochester NY Nursing 9/19/2006
Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D. East Providence RI Sleep Disorders 7/1/1980
Rosalind Cartwright, Ph.D. Chicago IL Psychology 7/1/1980
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