Dr. Andrew W. Varga is a neuroscientist, board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine. He earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed an internship in Medicine at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and a residency in Neurology at Harvard – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
He then completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at NY. Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory and the role of sleep in memory consolidation. He has an active research program both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in collaboration with Dr. Eric Klann at NYU’s Center for Neural Science. His clinical interests involve all areas of sleep medicine with particular interest in movement disorders in sleep (RLS, REM Behavior Disorder), sleep in neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease), and generalized cognitive deficits as a function of fragmented sleep.
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