Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS

216.636.5860

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS

Appointed: 1996

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS
Department: Sleep Disorders Center
Director
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.1352
WorkFax:216.636.0090
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.444.5050
WorkFax:216.636.0090
Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code FA20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.636.5860
DeskDesk:216.445.1352
WorkFax:216.636.0090
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Nancy Foldvary-Schafer, DO, MS is Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and Staff in the Epilepsy Center.  She is Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University with a Joint Appointment in the Women’s Health Center at Cleveland Clinic.
 
Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, she has treated patients with sleep disorders and epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic since 1995. She has served as a lead investigator on numerous clinical trials and has published on sleep and epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, EEG, women's issues in epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Professional Highlights

Published several books on sleep disorders including "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders", Kaplan Publishing, 2009 and "Sleep Disorders: A Case a Week from the Cleveland Clinic", Oxford University Press, 2010.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Clinical Neurophysiology
Durham, NC USA
1995
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Neurology
Maywood, IL USA
1993
Internship - Evanston Hospital
Internal Medicine
Evanston, IL USA
1990
Internship - Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Rotating
Chicago, IL USA
1989
Medical School - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, IL USA
1988
Undergraduate - Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
1984

Certifications

  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology- Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology- Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Adult epilepsy and sleep disorders, sleep and epilepsy, women's health and epilepsy, clinical trials, clinical neurophysiology, surgical evaluation of epilepsy

Awards & Honors

Listed in "Top Docs," Cleveland Magazine, 2007-11.

Received 2004 Epilepsy Association Legacy Award, 2006-2007 Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award, and 2008 Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute Professional Staff Award.

Additional Training

Master of Science in Clinical Research from Case Western Reserve University, 2011

Innovations & Patents

Pioneering use of hotel-based sleep laboratories in a large tertiary care center

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Sleep Research Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

Treatment & Services

  • Actigraphy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Studies

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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