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William Christopher Winter, MD, D-ABSM, D-ABPN, F-AASM

Sleep Specialist/Neurologist

Dr. Chris Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. 

Dr. Winter is board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and formerly by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He is also board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He enjoys not only studying athletics, but is an occasional triathlete himself.

Currently he is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting. He is the author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It as well as The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired or Irritable Child May Have A Sleep Disorder--And How To Help

In addition to working with numerous professional sports organizations to help their athletes optimize sleep, he is the host of the podcast Sleep Unplugged with Dr. Chris Winter which has consistently ranked as one of the most popular medical podcasts in the country. He is also the host of the series Sleeping Around with Dr. Chris Winter.

Dr. Winter’s current research focuses on sleep and athletic performance. In 2006, Major League Baseball awarded him a grant to study the effect of scheduling and time zone travel on team performance.  In the winter of 2008, he was an invited lecturer at the MLB winter meetings in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Winter is an Echols Scholar graduate of the University of Virginia and received his medical degree from Emory University.  He completed his neurology residency at the University of Virginia and as Chief Resident, won a national American Academy of Neurology Teaching Award.  He completed his Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  The recipient of research awards from the Sleep Medicine Society and the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Dr. Winter has authored numerous scientific papers and abstracts dealing with sleep and has been a presenter at many international sleep meetings. 

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