Dr. Saribalas, who was a member of the Presidential Transition Team for Healthcare Reform, began his training with a Bachelors of Science Degree from The Ohio State University in Genetics. He then completed a four year Psychiatry Residency at the Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Following his residency, he completed a formal AASM Accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship at The University of Chicago Medical Center under the direction of insomnia expert Wallace B. Mendelson, MD and Allen Rechtschaffen, PhD. Dr. Rechtschaffen has been credited with the discovery of REM sleep and narcolepsy. When Dr. Saribalas completed his formal training he returned to the Mayo Clinic Rochester and worked on staff as a Senior Associate Consultant.
Dr. Saribalas is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), and he specializes in treating adolescent and adult patients with all types of sleep and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Saribalas is a former adjunct faculty member of The University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He has taken time to give back to the medical field by teaching while at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Chicago. While a professor he has taught: Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine Residents, and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows. While on staff at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Saribalas was voted "Teacher of the Year" by his colleagues. He authored the Sleep Medicine section in the Mayo Clinic book entitled "Handbook for Psychiatry Residents" and has recently assisted in editing the peer reviewed journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Saribalas is active in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He just completed his second term on the Behavioral Sleep Medicine BSM Committee and the BSM Exam Committee. In the past, he served three terms on the AASM Fellowship Training Committee and was a AASM Site Visitor for Sleep Medicine Fellowship training programs.
Education and Training:
The University of Chicago Medical Center (Accredited) Adult & Pediatric Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Harvard University, School of Public Health, Harvard Extension School 2012
The Mayo Clinic, Psychiatry Residency
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Doctor of Osteopathy with externships at The Cleveland Clinic, The Mayo Clinic, The Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Emory University, just to name a few.
University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis), "Mini" MBA in Health Care Management
The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science, Genetics
Columbus Beechcroft High School, Diploma with Distinction
Yale University, Department of Religious Studies, Open Yale Courses 2010
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Dept of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MITOpenCourseWare 2012
"I think it is awesome to have an internationally known Sleep Psychiatrist locally. " - Jean C.
" After TMS my depression improved significantly and i was able to decrease my meds by half" . . . "it makes ECT look archaic". - Roger C.
"The therapy is worth it. I did not think I would feel so refreshed ." - Evan G.
"I thought snoring was just something I had to deal with. Since therapy, I am now able to get a good nights sleep."
"I cannot believe we did not have this evaluated a long time ago ." - Stacee M.
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