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Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Consultant, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center
  • Director, Critical Care Continuous EEG Monitoring

Dr. Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD, FAAN, FAES, is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and a leading advocate for sleep health. With extensive training and certifications in sleep medicine, neurology, and epilepsy, Dr. Fong-Isariyawongse has dedicated her career to advancing our understanding of sleep's critical role in health and well-being. Her recent recognitions include “Best Doctor” in multiple Pittsburgh Magazine editions as well as the UPMC Excellence in Patient Experience Award.

A trailblazer in her field, Dr. Fong-Isariyawongse has played a pivotal role in addressing sleep health at the policy level. She helped introduce Pennsylvania's first house bill to delay school start times, recognizing the significant impact of adequate sleep on students' academic performance and overall well-being. Her contributions have been recognized in local and national media, underscoring her dedication to improving sleep health across diverse communities. Through her advocacy and expert testimony, Dr. Fong-Isariyawongse continues to be a vital force for change, advocating for policies that prioritize the health and productivity of individuals in educational settings and beyond.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.