Brandon Peters, M.D.

Brandon Peters, MD

Neurologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Expertise

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Education

Seattle Pacific University, Oxford University, Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Minnesota, Stanford University

Highlights

I have a strong interest in educating individuals about sleep and sleep disorders. As a physician, I enjoy the time I am able to spend with patients teaching them about their conditions. By serving as an online resource, I am able to share my passion, excitement, and experiences with a wider audience.

— Brandon Peters, MD

Experience

Brandon Peters, MD, was trained as a polysomnographic technician and also worked in clinical sleep medicine prior to starting medical school. He has researched and published articles on the sleep habits of university students, circadian rhythm disorders in the blind, and abnormal sleep behaviors called parasomnias. He was an award-winning journalist in college who has since written numerous articles and book chapters on sleep-related topics. He is the creator of Insomnia Solved, a self-guided cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) program. He is also the author of Sleep Through Insomnia.

Dr. Peters has been featured on ​outlets like Sirius Radio, NPR, CBS, Fox, ABC, Telemundo, Self magazine, Good Housekeeping magazine, and Women's Health magazine. 

Education

Dr. Peters received his undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and English. He studied medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford University in England. Dr. Peters received polysomnographic training at the Swedish Sleep Medicine Institute in Seattle. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He was trained as a neurologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, viewed internationally as the world's leading training program for sleep disorders medicine. He was additionally trained at Stanford as a practitioner of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI). He is a diplomate in both neurology and sleep medicine with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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