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Demetrios A. Julius, M.D. established the Sleep Disorders Center of Richmond in1986 and has been its Medical Director continuously since that time. Previous to that, he had established Richmond’s first Sleep Clinic and Laboratory while he was Chief of the Psychiatry Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. From 2009 to 2012, he also served as Medical Director of the HCA-CJW Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center. Dr. Julius is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he also received his Psychiatry specialty training. He retired from the V.A. after 28 years of service as Chief of Psychiatry and tenured Professor. He was also Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia for many years. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Julius has had considerable experience and published widely in numerous fields. He has worked in substance abuse research and treatment (National Institute on Drug Abuse), in community mental health and overseas adaptation (US Embassy in Tehran, Iran), in political psychology, ethnicity, nationalism and sectarian conflict (University of Virginia) and in Sleep Medicine with some of the founders of the field.

Richard A. Parisi, MD, FAASM

Dr. Parisi has been a leader in the development of Sleep Medicine practice in Richmond, Virginia, where he has successfully managed thousands of patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and other conditions. Dr. Parisi is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and was Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey before moving to Richmond. He is Board-Certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Internal Medicine, but he has exclusively focused his practice on treatment of sleep disorders. He has published extensively and served as a reviewer for several prestigious national peer-reviewed journals, with a special interest in sleep-related breathing disorders and their relationship with cardiopulmonary conditions. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and has been nationally and internationally recognized. Dr. Parisi is Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at VCU School of Medicine and is also the co-founder of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine, the premier organization of sleep medicine professionals in the Commonwealth.

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