Dr. Wolfe introduces herself and shares how sleep deprivation affects a woman's memory.
Hi, I am Lisa Wolfe. I am a pulmonary critical care physician. I am also a sleep physician, and I am a member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University.
I started off life as a pulmonologist and an intensive care unit physician, and I have to say, I love practicing sleep medicine because it gives me an opportunity to get involved in women’s lives at a point where they can make health choices that make a difference. And I love being able to be part of the preventative health process.
We know that memory is impaired from sleep loss. If you take someone who has a wonderful memory and you intentionally sleep deprive them, we find that, not only do they have trouble learning new things and performing new tasks, but they also have some difficulty recalling things that they have been trying to learn during that period of time that they were sleep deprived.
About Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D., earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency and her fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolfe is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Visit Dr. Wolfe at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation