Emmanuel During, MD

Sleep specialist, General neurologist

Bio:   Emmanuel During, MD, is psychiatrist and neurologist with board certification in sleep medicine Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University with a primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry – Division of Sleep Medicine, and a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. He directs the Stanford Parasomnia Clinic where he evaluates the broad spectrum of parasomnias, including REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD, abnormal dream-enactment) and other parasomnias such as sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep terrors and confusional arousals. Lying at the interface of psychiatry, neurology and sleep, the Parasomnia Clinic functions as a platform for high-level specialized clinical care and direct enrollment into clinical trials, particularly for patients with RBD, which in a number of cases is an early sign of neurodegeneration such as Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.
Dr. During is receiving federal and industry grant support for conducting research on RBD. He is currently the PI of an investigator-initiated sponsored trial investigating a new drug in treatment-refractory RBD (NCT04006925), and serves as site PI for a NIA grant supporting a nation-wide consortium, the North American Prodromal Synucleinopathy Consortium (NAPS), laying the groundwork for a first neuroprotective trial in the pre-Parkinson's stage of RBD, (NCT03623672). In 2018, he was invited to join a task force group of experts in RBD commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to issue the upcoming 2020 Clinical Guidelines for the management of RBD. He was invited the same year to join the International RBD Study Group (IRBD-SG), a group of world-experts in RBD ranging from clinicians to basic scientists. His most recent research interest pertains to wearable sleep devices that can potentially monitor RBD activity in patients home environment and facilitate early diagnosis.
4.7 out of 5
286 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2017)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Sleep Medicine (2016)
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2015)
  • Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA, Neurology (2015)
  • Internship, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, AZ, Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Board Certification, Psychiatry, Paris Diderot University, France (2008)
  • MD, Louis Pasteur University, Medical School, France (2003)

Honors & Awards

  • Medal Award for best Doctoral Thesis defense, Paris 7 University, France (2008)
  • Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award 2018-2019, Stanford University (2019)
  • Psychiatry Resident of the Year Award, Paris 7 University, France (2008)
  • Resident Best Teaching Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA (2015)

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Listens

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Clear Communication

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SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I feel very fortunate to have dr. during as my treating physician.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. During is very gentle and extremely humble with a wealth of intelligence. I wish I had seen him earlier

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

He is friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Dr. During is one of the best doctor. He care about his patients. I was very pleased with my experience. His the trusted doctor. He followed up with me. Thank you is not enough. Thank you, Merci.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Please note: I saw Dr. Wu for the majority of the visit. Dr. During was the attending and came in the last few minutes of the visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I was a little concerned because this was my first time seeing this particular doctor (my previous doctor, who I liked very much, had left the practice). However, my new doctor was also very knowledgeable, kind, and attentive. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Very human, has helped us a lot we are very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Both times I've been in to see doctor they have been very on top of things. any questions they can't answer they will go check with the senior provider. excellent care

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Amazing dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. During was everything we hoped for, but didn't expect to find. He gave us hope, for the first time in years. We found him to be extremely perceptive, competent, personable and informative. I can't think of one aspect of our visit that was not absolutely top notch. We feel very fortunate to have met him and the staff at Stanford Medical center.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr During is exceptional!

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4.7 out of 5
286 Patient Ratings
98 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I feel very fortunate to have dr. during as my treating physician.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. During is very gentle and extremely humble with a wealth of intelligence. I wish I had seen him earlier

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

He is friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Dr. During is one of the best doctor. He care about his patients. I was very pleased with my experience. His the trusted doctor. He followed up with me. Thank you is not enough. Thank you, Merci.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Please note: I saw Dr. Wu for the majority of the visit. Dr. During was the attending and came in the last few minutes of the visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I was a little concerned because this was my first time seeing this particular doctor (my previous doctor, who I liked very much, had left the practice). However, my new doctor was also very knowledgeable, kind, and attentive. He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Very human, has helped us a lot we are very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Both times I've been in to see doctor they have been very on top of things. any questions they can't answer they will go check with the senior provider. excellent care

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Amazing dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. During was everything we hoped for, but didn't expect to find. He gave us hope, for the first time in years. We found him to be extremely perceptive, competent, personable and informative. I can't think of one aspect of our visit that was not absolutely top notch. We feel very fortunate to have met him and the staff at Stanford Medical center.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr During is exceptional!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I found Dr. During's relational skills to be aloof and too clinical. He asked questions as though he were grilling me. "Are you good at your job" he asked me. His demeanor & tone were somewhat judgmental. I didn't return for a follow up because he lack warmth. I didn't want work with a doctor I could trust.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

DR. DURING WAS VERY AMENABLE TO CHANGING ELEMENTS OF MY TREATMENT...SO MUCH SO THAT TWO OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE ARICEPT I WAS TAKING WERE GREATLY MODIFIED WHEN THE DOSE OF THE ARCEPT WAS CHANGED AND A NASAL SPRAY WAS PRESCRIBED.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

The doctor mentioned about CPT or providing me more information to regulate my sleep schedule at the visit before last visit. But she forgot to talk about it at my visit. I think the doctor need a little more time to review each patient's histories before visits.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Very impressed with Dr. During.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. During is certainly one of your best; his domain knowledge is fantastic.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Excellent communicator with great knowledge in his speciality.

SHC Patient, May 2019

very impressed.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. During is terrific.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Doctor During is very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Since it was my first visit we are just beginning to figure out my problem or condition - tests are planned.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

First rate.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Spiegel & Dr. During were inevitably thorough in examining me and in seeking new factors affecting my neuropathy through blood tests.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

He is very thoughtful, compassionatel and concerned. he also listens to me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Everything is good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Excellent & information was given by Dr. During Emmanuel.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

My problem is in m rt. cheek area; Dr. During's specialty is sleep. Dr. During is very nice and patients with sleep issues would do very well with him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

He understood my concerns and quickly addressed & ruled out my major worry.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Doctor and assistant made everything very clear.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I HAVE recommended SHC to OTHERS!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr During is an excellent communicator

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

My doctor was very kind and attentive while examining me. Given the shock and seriousness of the diagnosis I wish I had had a little more encouragement as to how to get through the next few days. Also I would have appreciated more information about side affects of the medicine. I would have appreciated a hopeful word.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

good

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr During is very kind, thorough and patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I had an excellent first visit with Dr. During. He was kind, compassionate, and thorough, which helped me to feel at ease during my visit and to trust that I was in good hands in his care. I am confident that Dr. During will be able to accurately diagnose my health issues and to provide excellent care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. During is a great doctor and I always feel well-taken care of. He spends whatever time is needed and considers my other health issues, medications & life-style before prescribing any medications or making recommendations. He responds quickly to my messages on MyHealth & he's called when needed. He's very thorough.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Excellent "bed-side-manner".

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. During is an extraordinarily caring and thorough physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr During made me feel that he cared about me and that he would do all he could to help me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

My primary care provider was Dr. During, and I was VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIM. I was especially pleased that he allowed me to have a Sleep Study in Redding by a pulmonologist, Dr. Everett Trevor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. During was great, very patient and thorough and compassionate as well. I feel I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr.During is a very nice doctor, as a patient, I consider myself very lucky to have him for treatment of my sickness.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. During was fantastic. He spent a lot of time understanding me and we came up with a treatment plan that makes sense. His staff immediately followed up to schedule additional testing. Super smart and nice.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. During was very reassuring and warm. I appreciated him showing me the scans and explaining them to me. He was relaxed and patient. I'm extremely grateful for his care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. During is excellent. I have a lot of confidence in him and feel that I am well taken care of.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Durings demeanor and attention to my condition was exceptional.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Easy to communicate with. I have confidence in this doctor after one visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

All my attending Physicians we're extremely diligent in my care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

excelente

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

this was an easy follow up visit for which the treatment was going well

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. During was excellent; very easy to talk with. I would gladly recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Excellent visit.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. During was respectful, thoughtful and thorough.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I'm a little bit worry that Dr During refer me to see another specialist, but I'm glad he would see me after the specialist. he is a very good doctor in every aspect, always explain my problems and condition, known I understand very little English, he would used the words that I can understand. I'm glad I have a good doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Fellow was good; During was excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. During was excellent. Punctual, caring, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr During was excellent in a answering all the questions I had and has since a answered questions I've sent through my health.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr was excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. was late, but took time necessary to evaluate, and time to ask & review medication & plan for new schedule, etc. re medication.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

very amazing Dr.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I appreciated the additional questions about my health that they asked. I ended up changing a prescription for the better.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

No medication needed. Exceptional experience with Dr. During. Far above my past experiences with sleep medicine practitioners at Kaiser Permanente

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

During was leaps ahead of most of the others I've seen @ Sleep Center but still way below my expectations for premium health care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I'm a physician - Dr During very knowledgeable about disease area.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Working as a clinician in outpatient myself, I am well aware of the dynamic pieces and staff responsibilities. I WISH our clinic staff and operation were as thoughtful, flawless, and patient-centered as yours. The fellow and attending on the case were thorough and authentic. I left the office feel heard and beyond satisfied with the care I received.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. very patient. Explained he reasons for med changes. Make effective recommendations.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I had every confidence in dr. during.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Care provider was friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. During is kind and friendly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I felt he really listened and he tailored advice so that my main concerns were very well addressed. He wasn't rigid but he explained reasons for usual recommendations and we worked through to solutions I felt very good about. I felt that if I needed to problem solve further, I could contact him and would want to

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I really liked the Dr. During. He is very kind and easy to engage in conversation. He seems to genuinely care about my sleep issues. I'm glad he is my doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. E. During was really thorough and informative in rendering his care on me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr During ,is kind , explains what is importent for my health , he is just a very concerned Doctor. I left his office feeling that he very much cared about his patients.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I must share that Dr. During has been one of the most helpful doctors I've worked with - and I'm a pretty touch customer so this is saying something. I have a complex chronic illness and Dr During has been able to help me with many of my symptoms. But, perhaps more importantly, he has helped me to better understand my illness, which makes it easier for me to manage. In short, he's terrific - very good at listening, eager to help, explains things well, and isn't afraid to let me know the limits of his knowledge (when this happens he makes sure that I see someone who can address my various needs).

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. During showed respect and concern for my needs.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

My experience with this doctor and his staff was excellent. I felt very well taken care of and in very competent hands. Will be coming back for follow up treatment and would recommend.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

dr during was outstanding

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Was very explicit, specific and clear regarding the words that they used excellent because they helped us marvelously. The interpreter that helped us understand very clear with the doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Provider was through and patient. He took his time when answering questions and made sure I understood his explanations.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I felt Dr. During gave me his complete attention during my visit.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr During was excellent. He spent a lot of time with me (I had a long list to cover) and made sure he addressed all of my issues in depth. I have a long-term chronic illness and Dr. During is one of the first specialists I've been to who is going to be able to provide me tangeable help. He was very supportive and was able to recognize the complex nature of my illness despite not knowing the details of it. He is a terrific doctor and I'm so lucky to have him on my team.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Before I met with Dr. Duering I was naturally somewhat concerned. I had previously had two of the best doctors in the world before him, Drs. Ruoff and Liu. I believe those two men saved my life. I am happy, because Dr. Duering is impressive, in his own right. I am glad he is my Dr. now.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

It was just like i was left in a loop about whats next in my next treatment for my sleep apnea.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Stanford has been the best experience, thus far. Thank you

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Excellent services.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

provider not sure why I was there

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr During is the best sleep medicine doc I have ever seen, across Stanford, PAMF, and Kaiser

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I have had wonderful doctors at the sleep clinic, most significantly Dr. Liu and Dr. Ruoff. Naturally, I wondered about Dr. Duering until after I met with him. He is high caliber.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. During was excellent. After seeing many doctors Dr. During first to offer a solution.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Durring was very calm, thorough and informative. He inspired confidence w/ his ability to discern my symptoms. I liked him a lot

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Excellent physician experience: he was exceptionally clear, cordial, thorough, efficient without appearing rushed. One of the best experiences I have ever had on an initial visit anywhere.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. During was terrific. I'll definitely recommend that anyone I know who is having sleep issues tries to see him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

It doesn't hurt that Dr. During is easy on the eyes.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very satisfied with the care provided.