Charlene Gamaldo, MD, FAAN
Charlene Gamaldo, MD, FAAN, has been a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine neurology department since 2004, with joint appointments in the department of psychiatry, nursing, anesthesiology, and schools of public health. She is currently the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep and the vice chair for faculty development for the neurology department.
Gamaldo's research interest is studying the impact of sleep on manifestation and progression of neurologic diseases. Her research activities have relied heavily on the interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborative model for conducting sleep research using the efforts of a diverse group of collaborators and, as a result, have led to ongoing and evolving research projects that now include a growing list of collaborators at Johns Hopkins in neurology, psychiatry, urology, biomedical engineering, Schools of Nursing and Public Health, along with the National Institute on Aging. In addition, upon considering the projected shortage of sleep practitioners, she has developed programs to involve and expose undergraduates (sleep learning module), medical students (sleep learning module), graduate students, post-docs, and residents to the sleep medicine field in order to attract the best and the brightest early on in their career. Gamaldo has served as co-chair for the AAN Sleep Section presentations, served as the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine neurology clerkship co-director for six years, and has recently been appointed to the AAN Sleep Section Leadership Committee, as well as the AAN Medical Student Pipeline Committee, the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee, and the Minority Scholars Subcommittee.