Brandon Peters, MD

Background

Brandon Peters, MD is board-certified in both neurology and sleep medicine and currently practices at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He is also a clinical faculty affiliate at Stanford University's School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has worked in sleep medicine since college with extensive clinical and research experiences in the field.

EXPERIENCe

Dr. Peters worked in clinical sleep medicine and was trained as a polysomnographic technician prior to starting medical school. His published research includes study of the sleep habits of university students, circadian rhythm disorders in the blind, abnormal sleep behaviors called parasomnias, and sleep ethics. He was an award-winning journalist in college. His extensive sleep-related writing includes more than 1000 articles on Verywell.com, book chapters, and countless other contributions. He lectures internationally on sleep, frequently appears on radio programs and in other media, and works as a business consultant for related industries.

TraININg

Dr. Peters received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and English from Seattle Pacific University. He also studied medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford University in England. As noted, Dr. Peters received polysomnographic training to become a sleep technologist at the Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute in Seattle. He went on to receive his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He did his sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine. He was additionally trained at Stanford as a practitioner of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI).

CREDENTIALS and HONORS

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Membership Presidential Committee (2017-2018)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Telemedicine Implementation Task Force Member (2015-2016)
  • APSS SLEEP Meeting Revitalization Task Force Member (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Diplomate (2015)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate (2013)
  • Benjamin Shapiro Award for Outstanding Neurology Resident (2012)

SELected Publications

Peters B.R. and Kushida C.A. (In Press) "Normal Sleep." Review of Sleep Medicine, Elsevier.

Peters B.R., Sha S.J., and Yaffe K. (2017) “Sleep and Cognitive Impairment.” In: Miglis MG, ed., Sleep and Neurologic Disease. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 73-88.

Guilleminault C., Abad V.C., Chiu H., Peters B.R., and Quo S. “Missing teeth and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.” Sleep and Breathing. 2015 Sep 2.

Peters B.R. (2014) “Irregular Bedtimes and Awakenings.” Sleep Medicine Clinics, Elsevier. 9(4):481-489.

Peters B.R. (2014) “Put Insomnia to Bed with Behavioral Therapy.” Marin Medicine. 60(3):9-10.

Peters B.R. (2014) “Ethical Considerations in Sleep Medicine.” FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning. American Psychiatric Association. Volume XII(1):64-67.

Peters B.R. and Guilleminault C. (In Press) Chapter, “The History of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” The History of Sleep Medicine.

Peters B.R. and Guilleminault C. (In Press) Chapter, “The History of Sleep Societies.” The History of Sleep Medicine.

Peters B.R. and Guilleminault C. (In Press) Chapter, “The History of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome.” The History of Sleep Medicine.

Asaithambi G., Peters B.R., et al. (2012) “Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome induced by pazopanib for renal cell carcinoma.” Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 10.1111/jcpt.12031.

Peters B.R. (2012) “When Things Go Bump in the Night: Parasomnias May Disrupt Children’s Sleep.” Sleep & Wellness Magazine. 3:46-50.

Peters B.R. (2006) Abstract summary: “Drugs and Drug Administration in Extreme Environments.” Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. 17(3):208-212.

Peters B.R., Joireman J., and Ridgway R. (2005) "Individual differences in the Consideration of Future Consequences Scale correlate with sleep habits, sleep quality, and GPA in university students." Psych Reports. 96:817-824.

SELECTED PRESEntationS

Peters B.R.: Poster presentation, "Untreated Sleep Apnea Masked by Sleeping Pills Undermines Efficacy of Insomnia Therapy," SLEEP 2017, Boston, MA, June 2017.

Meskill G.J., et al.: Poster presentation, "Are We Underselling Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Compliance and Confounding Sleep Research? A Multi-Center Analysis Shows PAP Compliance Data That Is Much Higher Than Previously Reported," SLEEP 2017, Boston, MA, June 2017.

Peters B.R.: Grand Rounds presentation, "Say Good Night to Sleeping Pills: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Insomnia," Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, April 2017.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, "The Clinical Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea," Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, March 2017.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, "Not Just Restless, Not Just Legs: Assessing the Mysteries of Willis-Ekbom Disease in Neurological Disorders." American Academy of Neurology Meeting, Vancouver, BC, April 2016.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “Insomnia: Causes and Cures,” The Sleep Education Consortium at The University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston, TX, April 2016.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “The Clinical Management of Circadian Rhythm Disorders,” Stanford University, Redwood City, CA, March 2016.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “The Clinical Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” St. Helena Family Health Center, Clearlake, CA, July 2015.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “The Clinical Management of Sleep Apnea in Women,” ResMed Product Theatre, SLEEP 2015, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

Peters B.R.: Poster presentation, “Trained Sleep Physicians Can Effectively Administer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) in the Clinical Setting,” SLEEP 2015, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

Peters B.R.: Poster presentation, “High Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Noted in an Older Population Presenting for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) Treatment,” SLEEP 2015, Seattle, WA, June 2015.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “Insomnia: Causes and Cures,” The Sleep Education Consortium at The University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston, TX, March 2015.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders in College Students,” Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, February 2015.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “The Clinical Management of Circadian Rhythm Disorders,” Stanford University, Redwood City, CA, February 2015.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “Not Quite Enough: Your Sleep Needs and the Consequences of Sleep Deprivation,” Stanford University, Redwood City, CA, February 2013.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “The Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Phasic and Tonic REM Muscle Activity in REM Behavior Disorder,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “10 Secrets of Sleep Medicine,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012.

Peters B.R.: Presentation, “Examining the Horrors of Isolated Sleep Paralysis: A Case Series,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, June 2011.

Peters B.R.:  Poster presentation, “Lubag Syndrome: X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism (XDP) Presenting as Respiratory Distress Secondary to Thoracoabdominal Dystonia,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, June 2010.

Peters B.R.:  Presentation, “Why So Fat and Tired? The Metabolism of Sleep,” Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, August 2008.

Peters B.R.:  Presentation, “Understanding the Interplay Between ADHD and Sleep,” Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, November 2007.

Peters B.R.:  Presentation, “Losing Sleep: Sleep Habits, Attitudes, Associated Variables, & Academic Performance in University Students,” Washington State Neurological Society Annual Meeting, Skamania, WA, October 2005.

Peters B.R.:  Presentation, “Actigraphy and the Assessment of Total Sleep Time and Sleep Efficiency in the Melatonin-Entrained Blind,” GCRC, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, August, 2005.

Peters B.R.:  Poster presentation, “Losing Sleep: Lifestyles that Undermine College Success,” University Scholars Gala, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, May 2002.

Last updated July 2017