Erik K. St Louis, M.D.

  1. Neurophysiologist
  2. Pulmonologist
  3. Neurologist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Erik K. St. Louis, M.D, M.S., is Associate Professor of Neurology, Co-Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director, and Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Other current Mayo Clinic leadership positions include Enterprise Director for Sleep Neurology, Associate Dean for Maintenance of Certification in the Mayo School for Continuous Professional Development, and Physician Director for Education Information Management. Nationally, he serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Academy of Neurology Continuum and Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology, and as Co-Chair of the American Epilepsy Society Sleep and Epilepsy Interest Group.

Dr. St. Louis is board certified in Adult Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Epilepsy, EEG/Epilepsy Monitoring, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Vascular Neurology by the American Boards of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine. He was educated at St. Olaf College, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Mayo Clinic, and the University of Iowa. He previously co-directed the Marshfield Clinic and University of Iowa comprehensive epilepsy programs for ten years. Research interests include clinical and neurophysiologic aspects of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) currently under support of the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) and Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the complex interrelationships between sleep and epilepsy.

The Mayo Sleep and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, directed by Dr. St. Louis, has pioneered new quantitative polysomnographic analysis methods and established diagnostic standards for RBD, and is currently analyzing these measures as a biomarker for synucleinopathy neurodegeneration. Other current research projects include analyzing sleep and waking physiologic risk profiles for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), co-morbid sleep apnea in epilepsy, and using EEG and ERP signal analyses to characterize cognitive and cerebral functioning following sleep deprivation. Dr. St. Louis developed and co-edited the book "Epilepsy and the Interictal State: Co-morbidities and Quality of Life" together with David Ficker and Terrence J. O'Brien (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), and is co-author of a new book, "The Prescriber's Guide to Antiepileptic Drugs, Third Edition" with Philip Patsolos (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Dr. St. Louis Guest Edited Continuum: Sleep Neurology 2017 and co-edited Continuum: Epilepsy 2013 with Dr. Gregory Cascino.. For more information about Dr. St. Louis' activities, publications, and The Mayo Sleep and Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory please see: LinkedIn; Google Scholar; and Dr. St. Louis' research profile.

  • REM sleep behavior disorder and parasomnias
  • Sleep medicine
  • Epilepsy
  • General neurology
  1. 2014
    MS - (Clinical Investigation)The University of Iowa College of Public Health
  2. 1998
    Resident - Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology FellowshipMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1997
    Resident - Neurology ResidencyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1994
    Resident - Preliminary Medicine ResidencyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1993
    MDMedical College of Wisconsin
  6. 1989
    Graduate School - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Studies, No Degree University of Minnesota
  7. 1987
    BA - Biology/ReligionSt. Olaf College

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Top Educator RecognitionDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2009
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  3. 2008
    Marquis Marquis Who's Whos Who in America, Who
  4. 2008
    Madison's Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsAwarding Organization
  5. 2008
    Fellow American Academy of Neurology
  6. 2007
    Institutional Finalist, Greenwall Bioethics Faculty Scholars ProgramUniversity of Iowa
  7. 2007
    Best Research Week Poster Award - K30 Iowa Scholars in ClinicalUniversity of Iowa
  8. 2007
    Cambridge Who's Who in HealthcareAwarding Organization
  9. 2007
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  10. 2006
    Who's Who in Medicine and HealthcareMarquis Who's Who
  11. 2005
    Educator of the Year, awarded by Neurology Department FacultyUniversity of Iowa
  12. 2005
    Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Awards for Patient Care (Three Awards)University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  13. 2005
    Top PhysicianConsumers' Research Council of America
  14. 2003
    Teaching ScholarCarver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  15. 1998
    TOPScholar, Ortho-McNeilAmerican Epilepsy Society
  16. 1998
    Fellow Travel ScholarshipsAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society and Central/Southern Epilepsy and EEG Societies
  17. 1996
    Neurology Resident RepresentativeMayo Clinic
  18. 1992
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  19. 1988
    Outstanding College Students of AmericaAwarding Organization
  20. 1983
    Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2030
    MemberClinical Neurophysiology, Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 2019
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  3. 2019 - present
    Associate Director of EducationMayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberSleep Operations and Practice Oversight Committee, Center for Sleep Medicine
  5. 2016
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  6. 2016 - present
    CoordinatorMOC Quarterly Forum, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2016 - present
    MemberFellowship Milestones Competency Committee, Center for Sleep Medicine
  8. 2016 - present
    ChairResearch Committee, Center for Sleep Medicine
  9. 2015 - 2017
    ChairAmerican Epilepsy Society Curriculum Committee
  10. 2015 - 2016
    ChairStudent and Resident Education Subcommittee, American Epilepsy Society
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  12. 2015 - present
    Enterprise Physician LeadMayo Clinic Education Information Technology Subcommittee, Department of Education Administration
  13. 2015 - present
    Subcommittee MemberMayo Clinic Education Information Technology Subcommittee, Department of Education Administration
  14. 2015 - present
    MemberQuality Review Board, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Department of Education Administration
  15. 2015 - present
    MemberFellowship Curriculum and Education Committee, Center for Sleep Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  16. 2014 - 2015
    Vice ChairStudent and Resident Education Subcommittee, American Epilepsy Society
  17. 2014 - present
    Associate Dean for Maintenance of CertificationMayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Department of Education Administration
  18. 2014 - present
    MemberLeadership Committee, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Department of Education Administration
  19. 2013 - 2015
    MemberAASM Parasomnias Steering Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  20. 2013 - present
    Editorial Board MemberContinuum, American Academy of Neurology
  21. 2013
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  22. 2013
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  23. 2013
    ChairOral Presentation Session: Neurological Disorders in Sleep; Paroxysmal, Traumatic, and Degenerative Conditions, Nosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  24. 2013 - present
    MemberNINDS NeuroNEXT Special Emphasis Review Panel, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
  25. 2012 - 2018
    MemberMayo Chamber Symphony, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  26. 2012 - 2016
    Co-CoordinatorSleep and Epilepsy Significant Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society
  27. 2012 - 2016
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
  28. 2012 - 2014
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
  29. 2012 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Center for Sleep Medicine
  30. 2011
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  31. 2011 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  32. 2010 - 2018
    Active Staff MemberNeurology Residency PG2 and PG3 Oral Board Examiner
  33. 2010 - 2012
    Staff MemberNeurology Residency Interviewing and Selection Committee, Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  34. 2010
    ChairOral Presentation Session: Neurological Disorders in Sleep; Paroxysmal, Traumatic, and Degenerative Conditions, Nosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  35. 2010 - present
    Division ChairSleep Neurology, Department of Neurology
  36. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Sleep Society
  37. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  38. 2009 - 2010
    MemberNosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  39. 2009
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  40. 2008 - 2013
    MemberStudent and Resident Education Subcommittee, American Epilepsy Society
  41. 2008 - 2011
    CoordinatorPatient Oriented Outcomes, Quality, and Safety Significant Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society
  42. 2008 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  43. 2007 - 2008
    Physician AdvocateEpilepsy Foundation of America
  44. 2007 - 2008
    Vice PresidentIowa Neurological Association
  45. 2007 - 2008
    MemberAdvisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa
  46. 2006 - 2018
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  47. 2005 - 2008
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  48. 2004 - 2010
    MemberRecertification Committee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  49. 2004 - 2007
    MemberFounding Committee, Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa
  50. 2004 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  51. 2001 - 2012
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  52. 2001 - 2008
    CoordinatorIowa Midwest Neurological Association, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  53. 2000 - 2003
    MemberCorporate Advisory Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  54. 2000 - 2001
    MemberSecurity Health Plan Formulary Committee, Marshfield Clinic
  55. 1999 - 2001
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Marshfield Clinic
  56. 1999 - 2001
    MemberMedical Review Board, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  57. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Epilepsy Society
  58. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  59. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  60. 1998 - 2001
    MemberProfessional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation Central and Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
  61. 1996 - 1997
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  62. 1996 - 1997
    Resident RepresentativeDepartment of Neurology
  63. 1995 - 1996
    Social ChairMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  64. 1994 - 1998
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  65. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  66. 1993 - 1998
    MemberMayo Chamber Symphony, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  67. 1993 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  68. 1992 - 1993
    PresidentMedical College of Wisconsin Chapter, American Medical Student Association
  69. 1992 - 1993
    National Board MemberMedical College of Wisconsin Chapter, American Medical Student Association
  70. 1991 - 1993
    National Co-CoordinatorStanding Committee on Bioethics, American Medical Student Association

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