Erik K. St Louis, M.D.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Pulmonologist
  3. Neurophysiologist

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.

  1. Epilepsy
  2. Hypersomnia
  3. Narcolepsy
  4. Obstructive sleep apnea
  5. Parasomnia
  6. REM behavior disorder
  7. Restless legs syndrome
  8. Sleep apnea
  9. Sleep conditions
  • REM sleep behavior disorder and parasomnias
  • Sleep medicine
  • Epilepsy
  • General neurology

Rochester, Minnesota

  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

Certifications

  1. 2013
    EpilepsyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 2008
    Vascular NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  3. 2007
    Sleep MedicineAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  4. 2004
    Sleep MedicineAmerican Board of Sleep Medicine
  5. 2001
    Clinical NeurophysiologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  6. 2000
    Epilepsy MonitoringAmerican Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  7. 1998
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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
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Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - present
    ChairAmerican Epilepsy Society Curriculum Committee
  2. 2014 - 2015
    Vice ChairStudent and Resident Education Subcommittee, American Epilepsy Society
  3. 2013 - 2015
    MemberAASM Parasomnias Steering Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  4. 2013
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  5. 2013
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  6. 2013
    ChairOral Presentation Session: Neurological Disorders in Sleep; Paroxysmal, Traumatic, and Degenerative Conditions, Nosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  7. 2013 - present
    MemberNINDS NeuroNEXT Special Emphasis Review Panel, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health
  8. 2013 - present
    Editorial Board MemberContinuum, American Academy of Neurology
  9. 2012 - 2016
    Board MemberBoard of Directors, American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
  10. 2012 - 2014
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Chamber Symphony, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  12. 2012 - present
    Co-CoordinatorSleep and Epilepsy Significant Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society
  13. 2011
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  14. 2011 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurology
  15. 2010 - 2012
    Staff MemberNeurology Residency Interviewing and Selection Committee, Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  16. 2010
    ChairOral Presentation Session: Neurological Disorders in Sleep; Paroxysmal, Traumatic, and Degenerative Conditions, Nosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  17. 2010 - present
    Active Staff MemberNeurology Residency PG2 and PG3 Oral Board Examiner
  18. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Sleep Society
  19. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  20. 2009 - 2010
    MemberNosology Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  21. 2009
    ChairSleep and Epilepsy CME Course, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  22. 2008 - 2013
    MemberStudent and Resident Education Subcommittee, American Epilepsy Society
  23. 2008 - 2011
    CoordinatorPatient Oriented Outcomes, Quality, and Safety Significant Interest Group, American Epilepsy Society
  24. 2008 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology
  25. 2007 - 2008
    Physician AdvocateEpilepsy Foundation of America
  26. 2007 - 2008
    Vice PresidentIowa Neurological Association
  27. 2007 - 2008
    MemberAdvisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa
  28. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  29. 2005 - 2008
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  30. 2004 - 2010
    MemberRecertification Committee, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  31. 2004 - 2007
    MemberFounding Committee, Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa
  32. 2004 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  33. 2001 - 2012
    ExaminerAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  34. 2001 - 2008
    CoordinatorIowa Midwest Neurological Association, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  35. 2000 - 2003
    MemberCorporate Advisory Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  36. 2000 - 2001
    MemberSecurity Health Plan Formulary Committee, Marshfield Clinic
  37. 1999 - 2001
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Marshfield Clinic
  38. 1999 - 2001
    MemberMedical Review Board, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  39. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Epilepsy Society
  40. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  41. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  42. 1998 - 2001
    MemberProfessional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation Central and Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
  43. 1996 - 1997
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  44. 1996 - 1997
    Resident RepresentativeDepartment of Neurology
  45. 1995 - 1996
    Social ChairMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  46. 1994 - 1998
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  47. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  48. 1993 - 1998
    MemberMayo Chamber Symphony, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  49. 1993 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  50. 1992 - 1993
    PresidentMedical College of Wisconsin Chapter, American Medical Student Association
  51. 1992 - 1993
    National Board MemberMedical College of Wisconsin Chapter, American Medical Student Association
  52. 1991 - 1993
    National Co-CoordinatorStanding Committee on Bioethics, American Medical Student Association
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