Houston Medical Practice Expands Its Clinical Team with Enhanced Links to Stanford University Sleep Disorders Program

Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates (CSMA) welcomes neurologist Gerard J. Meskill, MD to the Houston based clinical team.

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It is a pleasure to see how physicians, such as Dr. Simmons, who finished our sleep program many years ago and went on to establish a highly acclaimed sleep practice, are able to hire new graduates from Stanford, such as Dr. Meskill.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

A well-established Houston-based sleep disorders program, Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates (CSMA), announces the addition of neurologist Gerard J. Meskill, MD to their clinical team. Dr. Meskill joins CSMA after completing his fellowship training in sleep medicine at Stanford University which is known to be the leading program in the nation. The founding-director of CSMA, Jerald H. Simmons, MD also obtained his fellowship training in sleep medicine at Stanford University in 1991 and moved to the Houston area after a working for six-years at UCLA, where he co-directed the sleep disorders program there.

The Stanford University Sleep Research Center, the first center of its kind, was established in 1970 by William C. Dement, MD. Due to the major efforts of researchers and donors, it has continued to be the leading sleep research center in the world. “It was important for me to bring on a sleep physician who has a similar perspective to my own. Not all approaches to sleep problems are the same, and many centers do not incorporate some of the more subtle features of sleep testing into their evaluation. Dr. Meskill is highly-trained and with his Stanford sleep training he brings a breath-of-fresh air to CSMA by understanding our approach. I would have had to train others to bring them up to speed if he had not been given this insight during his Stanford training,” Dr. Simmons states.

Understanding the value of his Stanford experience, Dr. Meskilll made a concerted effort to find a colleague with similar schooling. “When I made the decision to move to Houston from Northern California, I began researching the sleep practitioners in the area. Dr. Simmons’s background and his perspective on sleep medicine made his practice a natural match for me. My mentors at Stanford know him well, and they recommended highly that I consider joining his practice.”

The current faculty at Stanford are excited that Dr. Meskill joins Dr. Simmons’s practice, in fact, Emmanuel Mignot, MD, Director of the Center for Narcolepsy and Director of the Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine at Stanford University, states, “It is a pleasure to see how physicians, such as Dr. Simmons, who finished our sleep program many years ago and went on to establish a highly acclaimed sleep practice, are able to hire new graduates from Stanford, such as Dr. Meskill."

Reconnecting to Dr. Simmons's alma mater may create new alliances for CSMA and Stanford University. “I am hoping to strengthen my continued link with the Stanford program and hopefully include them on some of our research projects, which are otherwise difficult to complete outside of an academic setting,” emphasized Dr. Simmons.

More than just one of the Stanford faculty member's is excited about this new collaboration. Rafael Pelayo, MD, who worked extensively with Dr. Meskill during his training, states, “Dr. Meskill has all the qualities to be an exceptional physician. Both he and Dr. Simmons are the product of the largest and best known sleep medicine program in the country. Dr. Meskill’s addition to CSMA will strengthen the bond between our communities. I have no doubt he will provide excellent patient care. In my experience working with him at Stanford, he demonstrated intelligence, good humor and compassion for his patients. He should be a valued addition to the Houston community.”

About Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates:
CSMA excels in the treatment of ADD / ADHD, TMJ / headaches, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue as they relate to disturbances of sleep, and a whole host of other disorders related to sleep. CSMA also treats patients with epilepsy as Dr. Simmons is additionally board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. CSMA has three locations: In the Houston Medical Center, Sugar Land and The Woodlands, TX. If interested in an evaluation at one of these Houston area locations or for questions can be directed to Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates at 281-407-6222. Another way to find out more is to go to the web page at http://www.HoustonSleep.net where an online sleep questionnaire can be filled out for review to determine how to best undergo an evaluation and treatment of difficulties with sleep.