Charlene Gamaldo, MD, FAAN, FANA

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Audrey S. Penn Lectureship

Dr. Gamaldo is a Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with joint appointments in psychiatry, nursing, anesthesiology, and public health, and is the Medical Director of the JH Center for Sleep. She earned her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. After completing her neurology residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital, she became the first neurology sleep fellow at Johns Hopkins. As a nationally recognized leader in education, Dr. Gamaldo she has worked on committees with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). For the AAN, she is vice-chair of the Joint Coordinating Council on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Disparities is a member of the Board of Directors, has served on the Sleep Section Leadership Committee, Medical Student Pipeline Committee, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, and the Minority Scholars Subcommittee. She is the 2020 JHU provost fellow, working closely with the vice provost of faculty affairs to develop novel professional and leadership development programs for faculty across the University. Upon considering the projected shortage of sleep practitioners and the neurology pipeline as a whole, she has developed programs to involve and expose undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, post-docs, and residents, hoping to attract the best and the brightest early on in their career. Dr. Gamaldo is a certified strengths coach and uses a strengths-based approach in her educational and professional development programs. Dr. Gamaldo’s research interest focuses on the impact of sleep on the manifestation and progression of neurologic diseases. Her activities have relied heavily on the interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborative model for conducting sleep research leveraging the diverse perspectives and expertise of a growing list of collaborators.


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