Christian Guilleminault, MD

Sleep specialist

4.6 out of 5
263 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

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)
  • AASMHippocrates Award, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (september 2015)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

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

4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

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

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

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

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.

View All 21 Patient Comments »
4.6 out of 5
263 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

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

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

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

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.