Michel Cramer Bornemann, MD
Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann is the co-Director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is an Assistant Professor holding joint appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Cramer Bornemann is a faculty instructor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Graduate School, Twin Cities. He has several ongoing research projects in the field of Sleep Disorders and has received funding from a wide variety of sources including the National Institutes of Health, the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, as well as from medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. His undergraduate degree in Philosophy complements his work in neuroscience to develop a dialogue to better understand the interplay between oscillating levels of consciousness and behaviors that may arise from sleep. As such, with his multi-disciplinarian approach, Dr. Cramer Bornemann has become a much sought after medical consultant to the international legal community.
Mark Mahowald, MD
Dr. Mark Mahowald is the Director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center and Chief of the Department of Neurology at Hennepin County Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His primary interest is in education of medical students, residents, and fellows, with particular reference to promoting the concept of a truly multidisciplinary sleep medicine program. Clinical research interests include parasomnias, state dissociation, and forensic sleep medicine, emphasizing the importance of close collaboration among clinicians, basic neuroscientists, and the legal profession. In 1998, Dr. Mahowald received from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) the Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1981, this award honors individuals dedicated to the sleep field who have made significant contributions in areas of administration, public relations, and government affairs. Also from the AASM, in 2007 Dr. Mahowald received the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished career for his many and long-standing contributions to the field of somnology and sleep medicine.
Carlos H. Schenck, MD
Dr. Carlos H. Schenck is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed a Psychiatry Residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he is an Associate Professor. He has been a staff psychiatrist at Hennepin County Medical Center since 1981 and is a member of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center (MRSDC). He served as co-Chairman of the Parasomnias Committee for the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. Dr. Schenck is a member of the AASM Nosology Committee as well as the AASM Movement Disorders Task Force. Dr. Schenck has also published several books and articles, and participated in a documentary film on Parasomnias. In 2007, Dr. Schenck received from the AASM the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished career for his many and long-standing contributions to the field of somnology and sleep medicine.