Christian Guilleminault (1938-2019) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Christian Guilleminault (“CG” as he was known by colleagues) on July 9, 2019, from complications due to metastatic prostate cancer. Dr. Guilleminault died peacefully at the age of 80 with his wife by his side.

Dr. Guilleminault is famous for his involvement in the first classification and identification of sleep disorders. His groundbreaking research in the areas of sleep apnea, pediatric sleep disorders and narcolepsy made him a leader in the field of sleep medicine and research.

Throughout his career, Dr. Guilleminault mentored hundreds of physicians and scientists. Dr. Charles Morin, President of World Sleep Society, states, "Christian Guilleminault was a pioneer of modern sleep medicine. He will be remembered for his numerous contributions to advance our field. We may have lost a giant in the world of sleep today, but his legacy to our field will remain for many years to come."

Read more about Dr. Guilleminault, including personal statements from members of the international sleep medicine and research community. -
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