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Gabriela de Bruin, MD

Dr. de Bruin is Assistant Professor of Neurology at The Washington University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest include sleep medicine and general adult neurology. She regularly attends on the inpatient general neurology service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. When she is not attending on the inpatient service Dr. de Bruin sees patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine, the Sleep Medicine Center (located inside the Chase Park Plaza hotel in the Central West End) and at St. Louis Connect Care. She is an enthusiastic teacher and enjoys educating medical students, residents, fellows and her patients. Her clinical research interests include identifying diagnostic measures to aid in the early and accurate diagnosis of patients with rapidly progressive dementias, and characterizing the spectrum of sleep disorders affecting these patients. Her mentors at Washington University are Beth Ann Ward, MD, Stephen Duntley, MD and Beau Ances, MD, PhD.

Medical Training

Dr. de Bruin received her M.D. from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil in 2005. She spent time at Wayne State University hospital in Detroit, MI in 2006. In 2007 she moved to St. Louis and completed her internship in internal medicine followed by a neurology residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. After her residency, Dr. de Bruin completed a fellowship in sleep medicine and joined the faculty immediately afterward.

Selected Publications

Wang LH, Bucelli RC, Patrick E, Alvarez E, Lim MM, De Bruin GS, Sharma V, Dahiya S, Benzinger TS, Ward BA, Ances BM. (2012). “Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Electroencephalogram in Diagnosis of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.” J Neurol. In press.

de Oliveira RA, Cunha GM, Borges KD, de Bruin GS, dos Santos-Filho EA, Viana GS, de Bruin VM. “The effect of venlafaxine on behaviour, body weight and striatal monoamine levels on sleep-deprived female rats.” Pharmacol Biochem Behav 2004; 79(3):499-506.