Richard B. Berry, MD

Richard Berry, MD

Richard B. Berry, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UF Health Sleep Disorders Center
Sleep Medicine Fellowship Director


TEL: 352.273.8737

FAX: 352.392.0821

Degree/Program InstitutionField/Specialty
MDUniversity of Florida College of Medicine 
ResidencyUniversity of California Irvine College of MedicineInternal Medicine
FellowshipUniversity of Florida College of MedicinePulmonary Disease & Critical Care

Clinical Interests:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal Respiratory Failure
  • Insomnia

Research Interests:

  • Upper Airway Physiology
  • Pharmacological Treatment of Sleep Apnea
  • Mechanisms of Respiratory Arousal
  • Auto Positive Airway Pressure Treatment

Professional Societies:

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Chair Scoring Manual Editorial Board
  • Sleep Research Society

Honors and Awards:

  • 1973: BS Physics N.C. State – Graduated with High Honors
  • 1978: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1983: Christmas Seal Fellow, Florida Lung Association
  • 2010: AASM Award for Educational Excellence
  • 2020: Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman American Academy of Sleep Medicine Award

Grants Awarded:

  • 4/2008 – 5/2013: R01AR055160-01 Sleep and Pain Interventions in Fibromyalgia: Hyperalgesia and Central Sensitization. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Role: Co-investigator (5% effort)
    Principal Investigator: Dr. Christina McCrae
  • 2014-2015: Upper Airway Muscle Training for Treatment of Sleep Apnea
    UF Gator Aid Pilot Research Grant

Publications (2003 onwards):

  • Littner MR, Kushida C, Anderson WM, Bailey D, Berry RB, et al. Practice Parameters for the Dopaminergic Treatment of Restless Legs syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder. Sleep 2004;27:557-559.
  • Berry RB, Hayward LF. Selective augmentation of Genioglossus EMG activity by L-5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP) in the rat. Pharmacology Biochem Behavior.2003:74:877-882.
  • Berry RB, White DP, Roper J, Fogel R, Pillar G, Malhotra A. The Awake Negative Pressure Reflex Response of the Genioglossus in OSA Patients and Normal Subjects. J Appl Physiol 2003:94:1875-1882.
  • Berry RB, Kryger MH, Massie CA. A novel nasal expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP)  device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized controlled trial.  SLEEP 2011; 34:479-485.
  • Berry RB, Budhiraja R, Gottlieb DJ, et al. Rules for scoring respiratory events in sleep: update of the     2007 AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. Deliberations of the Sleep Apnea Definitions Task Force  of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012; 8:597-619.
  • Berry RB, Kushida CA, Kryger MH, et al. Respiratory Event Detection by a Positive Airway Pressure Device. Sleep 2012; 35: 361-367
  • Berry RB, Sriram P. Auto-adjusting Positive Airway Pressure Treatment for Sleep Apnea Diagnosed by Home Sleep Testing. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10:1269-1275.
  • Berry RB, Wagner MH. Sleep Medicine Pearls, 3rd edition, Elsevier 2014
  • Berry RB, Brooks R, Gamaldo CE, Harding SM et al. for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology, and Technical Specifications, Version 2.1, Darien Illinois: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2014

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