Christian Guilleminault, MD

Christian Guilleminault, MD

Sleep specialist

Bio:   Christian Guilleminault obtained his MD at the Faculte de Medecine in Paris (France) in 1962, and had is Doctorate in medicine in 1968 at the same place. He did his neurology training mostly at the hospital de La Salepetriere in Paris, and after finishing neurology, his psychiatry training in Geneva Switzerland and Paris France. He was board certified in neurology and board certified in psychiatry in France in 1970. He obtained a Diplome d’Etude Approfondies from the Paris University Faculty of Sciences (Histology and Histo-Chemistry) in 1968.
He received a Doctorate in Biology/Neurosciences from the Universite of Grenoble in
1999; He had the Academic Diploma “Habilitation a Diriger la Recherche” from the
Universite de Montpellier medical school in 1998.
He is a Fellow from the American EEG Society and a Fellow from the AASM (AmericanAcademy of Sleep Medicine).
Academic carreer :He was nominated « Maitre de Recherche » (tenure) in L’Institut National de la Sante et Recherche Medical (INSERM) in Paris (France) in 1977. Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; in 1980. Professor with tenure of neurology in psychiatry, department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and (by courtesy) Neurology, Stanford university school of medicine in 1985 . Guest Professor at the University of Marburg (Germany) and recipient of an Humbolt grant in 1987-1988. Professor without tenure, ecole de medicine de Montpellier (France) 1994-96.

He is currently professor in the department of psychiatry and behavior sciences and by courtesy, in the department of neurology, Stanford university medical school, Stanford CA and professor with tenure in the Stanford University Sleep Medicine Division.
His current research is to find the different risk factors that lead to occurrence of sleep-disordered-breathing and obstructive-sleep-apnea, with the goal of preventive occurrence of the syndrome by treating early the risks factors.
He is internationally involved in the creation of "Sleep Medicine" as a medical field throughout the world
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305 Patient Ratings
33 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

  • Doctor in Biology, University of Grenoble (France), Neuroscience (1999)
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine (1980)
  • Specialiste Neurol. et Psych., Ordre National des Medecins, Neurology and psychiatry (1970)
  • Medical Education: Paris Medical School - Hospitals (1962) France
  • Residency: Hospital De La Salpetriere (1968) France
  • Residency: Universite De Geneve (1967)
  • Residency: Hospital Foch (1966) France
  • Residency: Interne Des Hopitaux De Paris (1963) France
  • Internship: Externe Des Hopitaux De Paris (1962) France

Honors & Awards

  • Boursier de Recherche de la Societe Medicale des Hopitaux de Paris,, societe medicale des hopitaux de Paris (1970)
  • Certificate of Merit, American Medical Association, San Francisco, (1972)
  • Certificate of Merit, Sleep Disorders Exhibit,, American Medical Association (1975)
  • North American Chairman, Section on Neurology, Pan American Medical Association, (1976)
  • Royal Lecture, University of Ottawa Medical School (1985)
  • Honorable Member, Colombian Neurological Association (1986)
  • Nathanial Kleitman Award, ASDC (1986)
  • Honorable Member, Argentinean Child Neurology Association (1987)
  • The 200th Anniversary Linus Lecture, University of Upsala, Sweden (1988)
  • President's Award of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine (1991)
  • Nolfe Lecture, Oslo University Medical School (1995)
  • William C. Dement Award,, American Sleep Disorders Association (1995)
  • Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum Award for Research, Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum (1996)
  • Annenberg Award for contribution in the field of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Apnea,, Annenberg Award (1999)
  • Distinguished Lecturer in Physiology, American College of Chest Physician (1999)
  • Honorable Correspondent, Chilean Internal Medicine society (2000)
  • Honorable Member, Colombian Association of Sleep Medicine (2000)
  • Sleep Science Award, American Academy of Neurology (2000)
  • Sleep Society Award, Brazilian Sleep Society (2001)
  • Doctor “Honoris Causa”, University of Liege (School of Medicine) (Belgium) (2004)
  • The Lecture for the 100th anniversary of the Dental-Medical School, Dental-Medical School of the Universite de Montreal” Montreal, (Canada) (2004)
  • Attribution of the Christian Guilleminault Award for Research in Sleep Medicine, World Association of Sleep Medicine (2005)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Sleep Research Society (2005)
  • Honorary professor, Department of Oto-laryngology, Medical Sciences School of the Capital University, Beijing, China (2005)
  • Life Achievement Award, National Sleep Foundation (2005)
  • Honorary member, Portuguese Sleep Medicine Association (2006)
  • Pierre Robin Award, American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine (2007)
  • Honorary Member, American Neurological Association (2008)
  • President, World Association Sleep Medicine (2009-2011)
  • Sleep-Heart Award, Japanese Sleep Research Society (2010)
  • Peter C Farrell Prize in Sleep medicine, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Science Award, Chinese Sleep Research Society (2012)
  • Doctorate “Honoris Causa”, University of Montreal (Canada) (2013)
  • Honorary Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Psychology Fu-Jan University, Taipei Taiwan (2013)
  • Co-chair, World Association of Sleep Medicine bi-annual congress, Seoul South Korea (2015)
  • president, international pediatric sleep association-IPSA- (2016-19)
  • AASMHippocrates Award, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (september 2015)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Technician that performed my ultrasound spoke much too softly, was brusque and did not seem much concerned about me. I'd prefer another technician next time if possible. The remainder were excellent!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I enjoyed both doctors.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I felt very relieved being in there and leaving their knowing about my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I felt like I was just a numbered patient with little concern for my worries.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Amazed people of this calibre would actually work with just a plain guy like me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chow did an excellent job of answering questions that I originally posed in the days before last year's routine visit. I had not previously been aware that those questions triggered a re-interpretation of my sleep study. Dr. Chow mentioned that someone from the Sleep Center had attempted to contact me but failed. After confirming Stanford's correct understanding of my home phone number (there is a recorder on that number) and confirming no entry in MyHealth, I find this situation to be very strange.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Guillemou etc (sic) is extraordinary

SHC Patient, May 2016

The Stanford medical team is tops in caring, understanding and discussing the issue.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was very pleased with the explanations of what the doctor felt was wrong and what steps would be taken to move forward.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Both Dr. Lee and Dr. Guillemnault were pleasant, listening very carefully to my concerns, examined me very thoroughly (in the case of Dr. Guillemnault) and answered all my questions. Excellent care from the MDs'.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Guilleminault is excellent and gets a "5" rating. His assistant, I forget her name, was not vey knowledgeable and gets a "2-3" rating. I would not want to see her again.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good care by doctor. Was referred to another doctor still waiting to hear from this doctor. No resolution to health issue.

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4.7 out of 5
305 Patient Ratings
33 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Technician that performed my ultrasound spoke much too softly, was brusque and did not seem much concerned about me. I'd prefer another technician next time if possible. The remainder were excellent!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I enjoyed both doctors.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I felt very relieved being in there and leaving their knowing about my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I felt like I was just a numbered patient with little concern for my worries.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Amazed people of this calibre would actually work with just a plain guy like me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Chow did an excellent job of answering questions that I originally posed in the days before last year's routine visit. I had not previously been aware that those questions triggered a re-interpretation of my sleep study. Dr. Chow mentioned that someone from the Sleep Center had attempted to contact me but failed. After confirming Stanford's correct understanding of my home phone number (there is a recorder on that number) and confirming no entry in MyHealth, I find this situation to be very strange.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Guillemou etc (sic) is extraordinary

SHC Patient, May 2016

The Stanford medical team is tops in caring, understanding and discussing the issue.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was very pleased with the explanations of what the doctor felt was wrong and what steps would be taken to move forward.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Both Dr. Lee and Dr. Guillemnault were pleasant, listening very carefully to my concerns, examined me very thoroughly (in the case of Dr. Guillemnault) and answered all my questions. Excellent care from the MDs'.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Guilleminault is excellent and gets a "5" rating. His assistant, I forget her name, was not vey knowledgeable and gets a "2-3" rating. I would not want to see her again.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good care by doctor. Was referred to another doctor still waiting to hear from this doctor. No resolution to health issue.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I had excellent care providers. Drs. Christian G & Carlos Dorri were so thorough in their explanation and advices to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent in every way!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

No other specialist has gotten to the root cause of my sleep problems. The physician's (attending, fellow, and resident) were very thorough with my physical assessment and history of my condition. They were the only ones to give me a definitive diagnosis and multiple solutions. HUGE!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Everything is so good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very knowledgeable & interested in giving me best treatment.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

This Dr. is in the top 1%.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. CG was very thorough - more than any other physician I have ever seen! He spent over an hour with me and has been very understanding of my insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. He took my urgent call while he was in clinic and reassured me everything would be okay and even scheduled me to be seen the very next day. He has been wonderful to work with thus far.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I am very thankful for the service of the sleep medicine clinid; it changed my life!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

The PA was lovely patient and detailed. The attending, however, was absolutely unbelievable!!! He noticed every little detail from the manner in which i speak to the size of my nostrils within seconds and was able to tie in my current and previous medical problems in ways i couldn't imagine possible. I have not been well for over a year and for the first time since i got sick i believe i am truly in the most capable hands to dealing with the true cause of my illnesses.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Christian Guilleminault is one of the most thorough, kindest physicians I have ever had the good fortune to see. Almost makes me happy I have sleep apnea. :)

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I always have good experiences. Everyone is pleasant, they listen to my concerns and they suggest changes that will enhance the use of the equipment. This time I asked if I had to bring my BIPAP every time or could I just bring the e-card. The doctor explained that if I called the provider they could put my information from the e-card in the Cloud and I would not have to lug the machine with me to the next appointment. That is a real plus for me and I appreciate him taking the time to inform me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Terrible bedside manner. Not kind or patient. Not informative. Really, it's time to hang up th coat. WORST & most humiliating experience.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very impressed with overall treatment etc., at sleep clinic. There was a supervising doctor, and two attendees both very good. I appreciated the substantive care, and the bed-side manner.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Guilleminault is easily one of the best doctors I have ever had for my health care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Everybody at the practice is focused on shovelling people through. Now you have experts in the field teaching residents to rush. The dr. was only interested in what he could see of my body. Must not believe in histories.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I saw Dr. Robinson & Dr. Kawaii from the sleep clinic. Both were great.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I have confidence in this doctor by his explanation of my problem.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I was extremely tired from trip, was discouraged from taking notes. Wish I had.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Excellent bedside manner. Very pleasant experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Physician was not very information on condition/what to expect/procedure.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very caring, relaxed and informational.