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Thomas J. Dye, MD


  • Sleep Disorders Specialist, Division of Neurology
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I work with a group of neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, psychologists and basic scientists. This team approach allows the Cincinnati Children’s sleep program to develop new clinical care models and collaborate when caring for the most complex sleep disorders.

About

Biography

As a pediatric neurologist, I care for children and young adults with neurologically based sleep conditions including narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and sleep-related epilepsy. Through my work with collaborative clinics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I also see patients with special needs and sleep concerns, as well as circadian sleep disorders.

I work with a group of neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, psychologists and basic scientists. This team approach allows the Cincinnati Children’s sleep program to develop new clinical care models and collaborate when caring for the most complex sleep disorders.

My research focuses on understanding the causes of sleep-related movement disorders in children, such as RLS, and identifying the best way to treat them. We study the role certain therapies for epilepsy may play in sleep. We’re also working to bridge the divide between circadian research and the clinical treatment of circadian sleep disorders.

I am honored to be a recipient of the Wayne Hening Young Investigator Award from the International RLS Study Group for my RLS research.

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Publications

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Improvement of Parasomnias After Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome/ Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Children. Gurbani, N; Dye, TJ; Dougherty, K; Jain, S; Horn, PS; Simakajornboon, N. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:743-748.

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Pharmacological Management of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder in Children. Rulong, G; Dye, T; Simakajornboon, N. Paediatric Drugs. 2018; 20:9-17.

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Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Childhood Narcolepsy. Dye, TJ; Gurbani, N; Simakajornboon, N. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2018; 25:14-18.

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Central Hypersomnia. Dye, TJ; Jain, SV; Kothare, SV. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2015; 22:93-104.

Narcolepsy in Children: Sleep disorders in children, A rapidly evolving field seeking consensus. Dye, TJ; Simakajornboon, N. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2022; 57:1952-1962.

Increased Incidence of Pediatric Narcolepsy Following the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: A Report from the Pediatric Working Group of the Sleep Research Network. Simakajornboon, N; Mignot, E; Maski, K; Owens, J; Rosen, C; Ibrahim, S; Hassan, F; Chervin, RD; Perry, G; Brooks, L; et al. Sleep. 2022.

A Word of Caution: Adenotonsillectomy May Help Reduce Central Apneas, but It Is Not a Treatment for Central Sleep Apnea. Smith, DF; Heubi, CH; Wit, R; Dye, TJ. Laryngoscope. 2022.

Large body movements on video polysomnography are associated with daytime dysfunction in children with restless sleep disorder. Liu, WK; Dye, TJ; Horn, P; Patterson, C; Garner, D; Simakajornboon, N. Sleep. 2022; 45.

DLG4-related synaptopathy: a new rare brain disorder. Rodríguez-Palmero, A; Boerrigter, MM; Gómez-Andrés, D; Aldinger, KA; Marcos-Alcalde, Í; Popp, B; Everman, DB; Lovgren, AK; Arpin, S; Bahrambeigi, V; et al. Genetics in Medicine. 2021; 23:888-899.

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