Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD
Sleep Medicine Physician in Charlotte, NC
Founder and Medical Director, Gingras Sleep Medicine
Since 1999, Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD, has provided the highest quality sleep medicine care to patients of all ages. She is highly qualified to offer quality comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate sleep service care to individuals from infancy (including preterm) and childhood to adolescence, adult, and older adults.
Unlike many board-certified physicians in sleep medicine, Dr. Gingras practices sleep medicine exclusively. She is a national and international leader in sleep research, previously focusing on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and now restless legs syndrome / periodic limb movement disorders.
Board Certifications and Memberships
Dr. Gingras is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Medical Specialties in sleep medicine. Very few sleep medicine practitioners have these distinguished dual credentials. She is a distinguished fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine (FAASM) and a member of the American Sleep Disorders Association, Society for Pediatric Research (Emeritus), Charlotte Independent Physicians, Charlotte Pediatric Society, and Mecklenburg Medical Society.
Dr. Gingras earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont School of Medicine in Burlington in 1978. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a master of arts in zoology and a master of science in pharmacology.
After medical school, Dr. Gingras completed both her internship and pediatric residency, as well as a fellowship in neonatology, at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
In 1995, Dr. Gingras began serving as medical director of the Pediatric Apnea and Sleep Physiology Laboratory, as well as the Neonatal and Infant Apnea Program at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Shortly thereafter she completed her first pediatric sleep medicine course at the School of Sleep Medicine in Palo Alto, California, followed by a sleep medicine review course at the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and an advanced sleep medicine course at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in La Jolla, California.
Throughout her career Dr. Gingras has held positions as a university instructor. She served as a research associate professor in the department of pediatrics at University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine at Chapel Hill as well as assistant professor of pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine. She was previously an adjunct associate professor at UNC-Charlotte.
Dr. Gingras served as a member for the Pediatric Medical High Risk Review Panel of the International Conference of Infant Studies and chair for the fifth SIDS International Conference. She was also invited faculty for the National SIDS Alliance Meeting.
In addition, Dr. Gingras was a member of the planning committee for the national meeting of the American Association of SIDS Prevention Physicians, the National SIDS Alliance Meeting in 2000; and the annual meeting of the American Association of SIDS Prevention Physicians.
Dr. Gingras has lectured on topics of sleep medicine to professional and lay audiences. She organized and moderated two panels of leading sleep physicians on the topics of periodic limb movement disorder in childhood and restless legs syndrome in childhood that were selected for discussion at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies’ yearly international meeting.
Following her fellowship training in neonatology, Dr. Gingras served as a research fellow in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Throughout her career, Dr. Gingras has presented 68 research abstracts at national meetings and has served as an invited presenter at 69 conferences.
Dr. Gingras has also secured numerous research grants. Her 37 original research studies are published in prestigious peer-reviewed international journals and 3 book chapters. She continues to be active in sleep disorder research, as evidenced by ongoing publications.
Awards and Recognitions
Throughout her career, Dr. Gingras has been recognized with professional awards and special recognition, including:
- Edward Trudeau Scholar Award from the American Lung Association
- Fellowship Award and Institute Fellow from the Institute for Pediatric Service of the Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company
- Carolinas SIDS Award of Excellence
For multiple consecutive years, Dr. Gingras has been listed as one of “America’s Top Physicians in Sleep Medicine” by the Consumers Research Council of America. She has also been recognized as a Leading Physician in the World for sleep medicine by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals
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