Faculty Profile

Jean K. Matheson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Administrative Title(s)

Head of the Division of Sleep Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Other Affiliation(s)

Sleep Specialist, Sleep HealthCenter affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

See publications

Society Memberships

Fellow, Clinical Sleep Society
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Fellow


2008-2009 Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
2008-2009 Andrew Lim, MD Research Fellow, HMS
2007-2008 Viktor Hanak, MD
2007-2008 Ramesh Donepudi,MD
2007-2008 Mushtaque Chachar, MD
2007-2008 Karin G. Johnson, MD
2007-2008 Asha Singh, MD
2007-2008 Matthew Weiss, MD
2006-2007 Malgorzata Klonowska, MD
2006-2007 Sherrie Rawlins, MD
2006-2007 Edward A. Goldberg
2005-2006 Daniel A. Cohen
2004-2005 Randip Singh
2003-2004 Andreja Packard, PhD,MD
2001-2002 Damon Salzman,MD
2000-2001 Mustafa O. Ucer, PhD, MD
1999-2001 Brian J. Murray, MD
1998-1999 Dominic Roca,PhD,MD
1997-1999 Pavel Klein,
1996-1998 Robert J. Thomas, MD
1996-1997 Thomas Scammell, MD
1993-1994 Naomi Kramer, MD
1992-1994 Michael Slattery, MD
1990-1992 Betsy Sherry, MD

Selected Publications

Zhdanova IV, Wurtman RJ, Lynch HJ, Ives JR, Dollins AB, Morabito C, Matheson JK, Schomer DL. Sleep-inducing effects of low doses of melatonin ingested in the evening.
Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1995 May;57(5):552-8. [PMID: 7768078]

Matheson JK. Sleep disorders in the elderly.
Medicine and Health, RI. 2008 May;91(5):144-6. [PMID: 18549042]

Matheson JK, Saper CB. REM sleep behavior disorder: a dopaminergic deficiency disorder?
Neurology. 2003 Nov 25;61(10):1328-9. [PMID:14638948]

Drislane FW, Matheson JK, Dubuisson D. Spinal arteriovenous malformation.
Archives of Neurology. 2003 Jan;60(1):125. [PMID: 12533099]

Fraenkel PG, Rutkove SB, Matheson JK, Fowkes M, Cannon ME, Patti ME, Atkins MB, Gollob JA. Induction of myasthenia gravis, myositis, and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus by high-dose interleukin-2 in a patient with renal cell cancer.
J Immunother. 2002 Jul-Aug;25(4):373-8. [PMID: 12142560]

Murray BJ, Matheson JK, Scammell TE. Effects of vagus nerve stimulation on respiration during sleep.
Neurology. 2001 Oct 23;57(8):1523-4. Erratum in: Neurology 2002 Feb 26;58(4):672. [PMID: 11673612]

Olafsdóttir BR, Rye DB, Scammell TE, Matheson JK, Stefánsson K, Gulcher JR.
Polymorphisms in hypocretin/orexin pathway genes and narcolepsy.
Neurology. 2001  Nov 27;57(10):1896-9. [PMID: 11723285]

Pack AI, Black JE, Schwartz JR, Matheson JK. Modafinil as adjunct therapy for  daytime sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnea.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Nov 1;164(9):1675-81. [PMID: 11719309]

Lövblad KO, Thomas R, Jakob PM, Scammell T, Bassetti C, Griswold M, Ives J, Matheson J, Edelman RR, Warach S. Silent functional magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates focalactivation in rapid eye movement sleep.
Neurology. 1999;53(9):2193-5.

Jakob PM, Schlaug G, Griswold M, Lovblad KO, Thomas R, Ives JR, Matheson JK,
Edelman RR. Functional burst imaging.
Magn Reson Med. 1998 Oct;40(4):614-21. [PMID: 9771578]

Rutkove SB, Matheson JK, Logigian EL. Restless legs syndrome in patients with
polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 1996 May;19(5):670-2. [PMID: 8618570]

Books, Chapters, Etc.

Jean K. Matheson. Sleep Disorders.
In: Neurology Review for Psychiatrists; Savitz,S, Ronthal,M. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer;2009.

Jean K. Matheson. Factors that can Invalidate the MSLT.
In: Case Book of Sleep Medicine, Winkelman J.W. et al. Westchester IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine;2008.

Cohen Daniel A, Matheson Jean K. Literature Review, 2003-2006.
In: Review of Sleep Medicine, Barkoukis TJ, Avidan AY. St. Louis (MO): Butterworth Heinemann;2007. p. 427-444.

Matheson Jean K, Singh Randip, Packard Andreja. Clinical Neurophysiology of Sleep, Rukove S, Blum A.
In: Neurophysiology Primer. Totawa (NJ): Humana;2006. p. 393-445.

Matheson Jean K. Disorders of Sleep.
In: Office Practice of Neurology, Samuels MA, Feske SK. New York (NY): Churchill Livingstone;2003. p. 962-975.

Matheson Jean K. Sleep and Its Disorders.
In: Internal Medicine, Stein JH. St.Louis (MO): Mosby;1998. p. 938-947.

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