Advisory Boards of the Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation

Medical Advisory Board

The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board is responsible for monitoring medical issues, reviewing medical content of all Foundation publications, and advising the Board of Directors on issues of medical interest and importance.

  • Michael H. Silber, MB, ChB, Chair
  • Phillip M. Becker, MD (Sleep Medicine Associates of Texas; Dallas, TX)
  • Diego Garcia-Borreguero, MD, PhD (Sleep Research Institute; Madrid, Spain)
  • Mark J. Buchfurher, MD, F.C.R.P.(C), F.C.C.P.  (Medical Director SomnoMedix Sleep Disorders Center; Downey, CA) 
  • Christopher J. Earley, MBBCh, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Baltimore, MD)
  • Jennifer G. Hensley, EdD, CNM, WHNP (Denver, CO)
  • Birgit Högl, MD (Innsbruck Medical University; Austria)
  • Mauro Manconi, MD, PhD (Sleep and Epilepsy Cnter, Civical Hospital Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland)
  • William Ondo, MD (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)
  • Daniel Picchietti, MD (Carle Clinic Association; Urbana, IL)
  • Abdul Qayyum Rana, MD, FRCPC (Director, Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto & Movement Disorders Center)
  • Arthur S. Walters, MD (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN)

Scientific Advisory Board

The Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for monitoring scientific/research issues, reviewing research grant applications, and advising the Board of Directors on issues of scientific interest and importance.

  • James R. Connor, PhD, M.S, Chair (Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)
  • Michael Aschner, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN)
  • Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Christopher J. Earley, MBBCh, PhD (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD)
  • Emmanuel J. Mignot, MD, PhD (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA)
  • Claudia Trenkwalder, MD (University of Gottingen, Germany)
  • Karin Stiasny-Kolster, MD (Institute for Medical Research & Sleep Medicine, Marburg, Germany)
  • George Uhl, MD, PhD (Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch, Baltimore, MD)