Kelvin A Yamada, MD

Director of the Sleep Medicine Section; Professor of Neurology and of Pediatrics



Additional Titles

  • Director, Sleep Medicine Center


  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2011-2016 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
  • American Neurological Association, Election, 2004


  • Yang KC, Yamada KA, Patel AY, Topkara VK, George I, Cheema FH, Ewald GA, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM. Deep RNA sequencing reveals dynamic regulation of myocardial noncoding RNAs in failing human heart and remodeling with mechanical circulatory support. Circulation. 2014 Mar 4;129(9):1009-21.
  • 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.
  • Satoh A, Brace CS, Rensing N, Cliften P, Wozniak DF, Herzog ED, Yamada KA, Imai S. Sirt1 extends life span and delays aging in mice through the regulation of Nk2 homeobox 1 in the DMH and LH. Cell Metab. 2013 Sep 3;18(3):416-30.
  • McDaniel SS, Rensing NR, Thio LL, Yamada KA, Wong M. The ketogenic diet inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Epilepsia. 2011 Mar;52(3):e7-11
  • 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.
  • Thio LL, Rensing N, Maloney S, Wozniak DF, Xiong C, Yamada KA. A ketogenic diet does not impair rat behavior or long-term potentiation. Epilepsia. 2010 Aug;51(8):1619-23.

Dr. Yamada is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Special Competence in Child Neurology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, and Epilepsy, and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, has won the Abbott Laboratories Neurology Resident’s Epilepsy research competition and received the Child Neurology Society Young Investigator Award in 1992. He has served on the Scientific Selection Committee of the Child Neurology Society and the NIH/NINDS NSDA study section.