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Neurology / Pediatric

Amy K. Licis, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Division of Adult Neurology


Specialty Areas
Neurology - Adult
Sleep Medicine
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Pediatric Neurology

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, Suite D, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-6120
Fax:   (314) 454-2523
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Washington University Sleep Medicine Center
Center 40 Building
1600 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 600
St. Louis, MO  63144
(314) 362-4342
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8111
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
sleep disorders in adults and children, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome,

Areas of Research Interest
sleep issues in children with neurofibromatosis, autism and cerebral palsy.  The ketogenic diet and tolerability and efficacy for the treatment of epilepsy. Gene-therapy mediation in expression of an angiogenesis inhibitor and prevention of Wilms tumor growth. Mutations of topoisomerase II in yeast to help clarify the mechanism of topoisomerase-targeting cancer drugs. Yeast genes involved in the defense against oxidative stress using knock-out strains. Survival data and complications from various cancer treatments

Board Certification
Neurology -- Certified
Sleep Medicine -- Certified
Pediatric Neurology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Biology and History, Rice University, Houston, TX , 2000
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2006
Residency: Neurology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2007
Residency: Pediatric Neurology, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009
Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2011
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Honors and Awards
Roland P. Mackay Award, American Academy of Neurology, 2004
Ruth Bebermeyer Award, Washington University School of Medicine, 2004

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Licis AK, Vallorani A, Gao F, Chen C, Lenox J, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gutmann DH. Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov;28(11):1400-1405. Epub 2013 Sep 23.

Wang J, Xian H, Licis A, Deych E, Ding J, McLeland J, Toedebusch C, Li T, Duntley S, Shannon W. Measuring the impact of apnea and obesity on circadian activity patterns using functional linear modeling of actigraphy data. J Circadian Rhythms. 2011 Oct 13;9(1):11.

Licis AK, Desruisseau DM, Yamada KA, Duntley SP, Gurnett CA. Novel genetic findings in an extended family pedigree with sleepwalking. Neurology. 2011 Jan 4;76(1):49-52.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Amy K. Licis.


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