In Memoriam: Christian Guilleminault (1938-2019)


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, Priscilla Grevert, by his side. Dr. Guilleminault’s two sons, Eric Guilleminault (Scottsdale, Arizona) and Damian Guilleminault (Paris, France) were with him in his final weeks.

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. It was his life’s mission to develop and bring awareness of this new field–the creation of sleep medicine.

Dedicating his life to advancing the science and clinical practices of treating sleep apnea and sleep related conditions, Dr. Guilleminault touched the lives of patients and colleagues, and remains a pioneer in the field of sleep medicine worldwide. Throughout his career, Dr. Guilleminault mentored hundreds of physicians and scientists.

Please see the World Sleep Society Page for comments and memories about CG from his colleagues in the sleep community

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The International Pediatric Sleep Association operates exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and more specifically:

  • To promote basic and applied research in all areas of sleep in infants, children and adolescents.
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