Thomas E. Scammel, MD

Dr. Thomas Scammell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he trained in internal medicine. He also completed a residency in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Scammell is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Neurology, Nature, Cell, and Neuron, and was a Deputy Editor of SLEEP. He was a member of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Task Force, the Sleep Research Society Board of Directors, and the APSS Program Committee. The author of over 150 journal articles and chapters, Dr. Scammell has lectured both nationally and internationally on narcolepsy and the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. His current research interests include identifying how loss of orexin signaling results in sleepiness and cataplexy, development of new medications for narcolepsy, interactions of sleep and pain, and sleep disorders in Prader-Willi Syndrome.