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Gary S. Richardson, M.D.


Dr. Richardson serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Circadian Medicine, Inc. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Research Scientist and Staff Physician at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital. His major research interests include pathophysiology of insomnia, hormonal modulation of sleep and alertness, neuroendocrine and SNS function during sleep, human circadian physiology and pathology and melatonin physiology. He is particularly recognized as an expert in biological rhythms and sleep disorders.

Dr. Richardson has written or coauthored a wide range of published books and monographs, and hundreds of original reports, proceedings and abstracts on topics in sleep medicine. He has served and currently serves as a committee member and study section reviewer for the National Sleep Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health/National Institute of Health and the National Center for Sleep Disorder Research/National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute/National Institute of Health.

He has held memberships, offices and committee assignments in the Sleep Research Society, Associated Professional Sleep Societies, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, the Pituitary Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Endocrine Society. Dr. Richardson has served as lecturer, faculty and tutor in endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, sleep disorders and pathophysiology and other topics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Brown University and for the American Sleep Disorders Association.

Dr. Richardson received his B.S. in Biology from Stanford University and his M.D., with Honors for Achievement in Medical Research from Stanford University School of Medicine. He received an ARCS Fellowship (Achievement Awards for College Scientists) and yearly, from 1989 through 1994, he received the Physician Scientist Award from the National Institute of Aging.

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