News Release: Emory Healthcare , School of Medicine

Sep. 20,  2010

Emory Sleep Center Names New Director

News Article ImageNancy Collop, MD

Nancy Collop, MD, has been named director of the Emory Sleep Center. She also will have a primary appointment in the Emory School of Medicine as professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, and a secondary appointment as professor of neurology.

Collop comes to Emory from Johns Hopkins University, where she served as a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the medical director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Sleep Disorders Laboratory.

The Emory Sleep Center is one of the country's leading diagnosis and treatment centers for all forms of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, simple snoring, restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movements, narcolepsy, sleep maintenance, and parasomnia.

"Dr. Collop is a proven leader who comes to us with a remarkable record of accomplishment as a clinician, researcher and teacher," says David Guidot, MD, director of Emory’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. “We have full confidence in her ability to successfully advance Emory’s interdisciplinary clinical and academic sleep-related initiatives including those at Emory University Hospital, the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Wesley Woods.”

Collop will work in close partnership with experts from all disciplines of medicine to further the Emory Sleep Center’s interdisciplinary approach to treating patients with a variety of sleep disorders.

“Sleep medicine spans the spectrum of all medicine,” says Collop. “You can look at any part of medicine and find that sleep has an effect. I look forward to leading the collaborative work and research we will be doing with our colleagues in neurology, pediatrics, nursing, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and other areas to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients.”

Collop graduated summa cum laude from Edinboro State University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where she was awarded the Roche Clinical Psychiatry Research Award and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Collop completed her internal medicine internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Florida. She was a recipient of the Research Fellowship Award from the American Lung Association of Florida.

She has been awarded several prestigious honors including “Best Doctors in America,” Baltimore’s “Top Doctor” in pulmonary and critical care medicine and sleep medicine, the Al Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence and the College Medalist by the American College of Chest Physicians, Distinguished Alumna for Natural Sciences (Edinboro University), and the Helmut S. Schmidt Award (American Board of Sleep Medicine).

Collop has served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Sleep Medicine since 1998 and was the president from 2002-2009. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is currently the president elect; she is also on the Board of Directors for the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. She was on the founding committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Sleep Medicine Examination Committee and also serves on the ABIM Pulmonary Self Evaluation Process committee. Collop is an associate editor of the journal Chest and serves on the editorial board of Pulmonary Reviews. Her research interests include diagnostic testing for sleep-disordered breathing and standards for polysomnography.

The Emory Sleep Center is part of Emory University School of Medicine, as well as Emory Healthcare, one of the nation's leading health care systems.

For more information on the Emory Sleep Center or to schedule an appointment, please call 404-712-SLEEP.


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