Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD

Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD

Sleep specialist

Bio:   Emmanuel Mignot is the Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ta Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. He is recognized as having discovered the cause of narcolepsy. Dr. Mignot was born In Paris, France in 1959 and became a US citizen in 2003. He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure (Ulm, Paris, France). He received his M.D. and Ph.D. (molecular pharmacology) from Paris V and VI University respectively in France. He practiced medicine and Psychiatry in France for several years before serving as a visiting scholar at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center. He joined as faculty and Director of the Center for Narcolepsy in 1993. He was named Professor of Psychiatry in 2001, and Director of the newly established Stanford Center For Sleep Sciences and Medicine in 2010. He has received numerous award for his work and is a member of both the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine.
Mignot positionally cloned a mutation in the dog causing narcolepsy (hypocretin receptor 2) and discovered that narcolepsy, affecting 1/2000 people, is caused by an immune-mediated destruction of 70,000 hypocretin/orexin neurons in the hypothalamus, also revealing hypocretins as a novel critical sleep-regulatory pathway. Most of his current research focuses on the neurobiology, genetics and immunology of narcolepsy, with indirect interest in the neuroimmunology of other brain disorders. His laboratory uses state of the art human genetics and immunology techniques, such as genome wide association, exome or whole genome sequencing in the study of human sleep and sleep disorders, with parallel studies in animal models. His laboratory is also interested in web-based assessments of sleep disorders, computer-based processing of polysomnography (PSG), and outcome research.
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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

  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Dept of Psychiatry (1996) CA
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine (1990)
  • Residency: Necker Enfants Malades Hospital (1989) France
  • Medical Education: University Of Paris (1985) France
  • Internship: Necker Enfants Malades Hospital (1984) France

Honors & Awards

  • Elected member, Association of American Physicians (2011)
  • Elected member, Institute of Medicine (2006)
  • Elected member, National Academy Of Sciences (2012)
  • Foster Elting Bennett Memorial Lecture Award, American Neurological Association (2004)
  • Investigator Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2002-2010)
  • Javits Award, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) (1999)
  • Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award, McKnight Foundation (2002)
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, Sleep Research Society (2006)
  • W. Alden Spencer Award, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University (2004)
  • William C Dement Academic Achievement Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2000)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Center For Narcolepsy (1989 - 2020)
  • Director, Center For Sleep Sciences and Medicine (2010 - 2020)

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SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Nothing but amazing things to say about Dr. Mignot... he is the REAL DEAL!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

It doesn't get better! Totally excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Mignot was extremely personable and professional in this visit. Having medical professionals in the room for such a through consultation was extremely beneficial and surprisingly included a lot of time for discussion.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I was so impressed with Dr. Mignot. I feel blessed to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

My doctors were the most pleasant and understanding caregivers I ever met. Could not have asked for better caregivers.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

We traveled from the East Coast & one review had said the dr. we were seeing had no bedside manner. Nothing could be further from the truth! He was fantastic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I would highly recommend Dr. Mignot and Stanford Sleep Center to anyone! Dr. Mignot/excellent! Wow!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I look forward to my appointments because I know my physician is a pleasant to converse with about my concerns and questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

In 32 years of my sleep problems Dr. Mignot had a diagnosis and understood the complexity of my sleep problems. His compassion and care about me. Listening... RELEVANT questions was a big BLESSING!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

We had a very good & thorough visit with onsite resident and dr. Mignot. Current issues were discussed and solutions & advice provided.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Mignot was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable, and especially great at tailoring his advise/evaluation/treatment specifically for an individual's particular situation. Also, the amount of time spent with Dr. Mignot was excellent - much longer than expected, very generous of him, and much appreciated.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Mignot is the best!

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23 Patient Ratings
15 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Nothing but amazing things to say about Dr. Mignot... he is the REAL DEAL!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

It doesn't get better! Totally excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Mignot was extremely personable and professional in this visit. Having medical professionals in the room for such a through consultation was extremely beneficial and surprisingly included a lot of time for discussion.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I was so impressed with Dr. Mignot. I feel blessed to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

My doctors were the most pleasant and understanding caregivers I ever met. Could not have asked for better caregivers.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

We traveled from the East Coast & one review had said the dr. we were seeing had no bedside manner. Nothing could be further from the truth! He was fantastic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I would highly recommend Dr. Mignot and Stanford Sleep Center to anyone! Dr. Mignot/excellent! Wow!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I look forward to my appointments because I know my physician is a pleasant to converse with about my concerns and questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

In 32 years of my sleep problems Dr. Mignot had a diagnosis and understood the complexity of my sleep problems. His compassion and care about me. Listening... RELEVANT questions was a big BLESSING!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

We had a very good & thorough visit with onsite resident and dr. Mignot. Current issues were discussed and solutions & advice provided.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Mignot was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable, and especially great at tailoring his advise/evaluation/treatment specifically for an individual's particular situation. Also, the amount of time spent with Dr. Mignot was excellent - much longer than expected, very generous of him, and much appreciated.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Mignot is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Mignot has saved my life & I will never be able to thank him enough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

My provider has literally changed my life by providing the most excellent care I have ever encountered.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Very thorough.