Foldvary-Schaefer, Nancy, DO, MS

nancy foldvaryResearch Statement

  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Relia S, Thompson NR, Mehra R, Moul D, Katzan I, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Walia HK. Depression score changes in response to sleep disordered breathing treatment with positive airway pressure in a large clinic-based cohort. Sleep Breath. 2018 Mar;22(1):195–203. doi: 10.1007/s11325-018-1626-6 Pubmed PMID: 29380097
  • Pallansch J, Li Y, Bena J, Wang L, Foldvary-Schaefer N. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Older Adults With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018 Feb 15;14(2):215–222. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6936 Pubmed PMID: 29351819
  • Mehra R, Wang L, Andrews N, Tang WHW, Young JB, Javaheri S, Foldvary-Schaefer N. Dissociation of Objective and Subjective Daytime Sleepiness and Biomarkers of Systemic Inflammation in Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Systolic Heart Failure. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Dec 15;13(12):1411–1422. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6836 Pubmed PMID: 29065958
  • Walia HK, Thompson NR, Katzan I, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Moul DE, Mehra R. Impact of Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment on Quality of Life Measures in a Large Clinic-Based Cohort. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Nov 15;13(11):1255–1263. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6792 Pubmed PMID: 28992832
  • Foldvary-Schaefer N, Neme-Mercante S, Andrews N, Bruton M, Wang L, Morrison S, Bena J, Grigg-Damberger M. Wake up to sleep: The effects of lacosamide on daytime sleepiness in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Oct;75:176–182. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.002 Pubmed PMID: 28866338
  • Macedo PJOM, Oliveira PS de, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Gomes M da M. Insomnia in people with epilepsy: A review of insomnia prevalence, risk factors and associations with epilepsy-related factors. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Sep;135:158–167. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.05.014 Pubmed PMID: 28709078
  • Amara AW, Chahine LM, Caspell-Garcia C, Long JD, Coffey C, Hogl B, Videnovic A, Iranzo A, Mayer G, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Postuma R, Oertel W, Lasch S, Marek K, Simuni T. Longitudinal assessment of excessive daytime sleepiness in early Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Aug;88(8):653–662. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315023 Pubmed PMID: 28554959
  • Bernstein AM, Allexandre D, Bena J, Doyle J, Gendy G, Wang L, Fay S, Mehra R, Moul D, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Roizen MF, Drerup M. “Go! to Sleep”: A Web-Based Therapy for Insomnia. Telemed J E Health. 2017 Jul;23(7):590–599. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0208 Pubmed PMID: 28112590
  • Mehra R, Foldvary-Schaefer N. The USPSTF and screening for obstructive sleep apnea: Dispelling misconceptions. Cleve Clin J Med. 2017 Jun;84(6):429–431. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.84a.17023 Pubmed PMID: 28628426
  • Patel S, Ojo O, Genc G, Oravivattanakul S, Huo Y, Rasameesoraj T, Wang L, Bena J, Drerup M, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Ahmed A, Fernandez HH. A Computerized Cognitive behavioral therapy Randomized, Controlled, pilot trial for insomnia in Parkinson Disease (ACCORD-PD). J Clin Mov Disord. 2017;4:16. doi: 10.1186/s40734-017-0062-2 Pubmed PMID: 28852567

Contact Information

Contact Name: Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
Contact Number: (216) 445-2990
Contact Email:  foldvan@ccf.org