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Phyllis C. Zee, PhD

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"Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, is professor of neurology and physiology and associate director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, she is director of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center and director of the Northwestern University School of Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Dr Zee earned her BA in biology at Mills College in Oakland, California, and her PhD in physiology and biophysics and MD at Chicago Medical School in North Chicago. After graduating, she completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Northwestern University Medical School, where she was designated chief resident. Her fellowship in neurobiology and physiology was conducted at Northwestern University School of Medicine and her fellowship in sleep medicine was completed at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. Dr Zee is the author of more than 110 articles, abstracts, and book chapters concerning sleep disorders and related topics. Her articles and abstracts are published in prestigious scientific journals such as Chest, Sleep, and Journal of the American Medical Association. She has conducted 71 local, regional, national, and international invited presentations and has been principal investigator or coinvestigator for 17 research projects in her field. A fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, the Sleep Research Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the American Neurological Association, and the Geriatric Society Association. Dr Zee is a recipient of 10 honors and awards, including the Sleep Academic Award presented by the National Institutes of Health. She is listed in Best Doctors in America. "