Amy K Licis, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Board Certifications

  • Neurology - Certified
  • Sleep Medicine - Certified
  • Pediatric Neurology - Certified


  • Roland P. Mackay Award, American Academy of Neurology, 2004
  • Ruth Bebermeyer Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2004


  • Licis AK, Vallorani A, Gao F, Chen C, Lenox J, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gutmann DH. Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov;28(11):1400-1405. Epub 2013 Sep 23.
  • Wang J, Xian H, Licis A, Deych E, Ding J, McLeland J, Toedebusch C, Li T, Duntley S, Shannon W. Measuring the impact of apnea and obesity on circadian activity patterns using functional linear modeling of actigraphy data. J Circadian Rhythms. 2011 Oct 13;9(1):11.
  • Licis AK, Desruisseau DM, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gurnett CA. Novel genetic findings in an extended family pedigree with sleepwalking. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):49-52.

My clinical and research interests focus on pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders, with an emphasis on sleep disorders. My training background includes pediatric residency, pediatric neurology residency, and sleep medicine fellowship. I am Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology since 2009, and am board certified since November 2011 for added Quaification in Sleep Medicine. I have spent 1 year on the Neurology Dept T32 Training Grant collecting questionnaire data to identify causes of sleep disorders in children with cerebral palsy. I have received support from the Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award for 2011-2012. I am currently investigating the frequency and characteristics of sleep disorders in children with cerebral palsy and children with neurofibromatosis through a questionnaire and chart review study. I have received a Masters Degree in Clinical Investigation from the Clinical Research Training Center at Washington University School of Medicine in May 2013. I have received a grant from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences to validate actigraphy usage in children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy by comparing actigraphy with sleep studies, and to develop functional linear modeling as a method for analyzing activity patterns in children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy from June 2013 to May 2014.

I see patients in adult and pediatric sleep clinics and read adult and pediatric sleep studies. I also have pediatric neurology attending time both on the pediatric neurology consult and attending wards. I perform clinical teaching with pediatric neurology residents and sleep medicine fellows.