Andrew W. Varga, MD, PhD

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Medicine

sleep, memory, aging, neurodegenerative disease

Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory and the role of sleep in memory consolidation. He has an active research program both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in collaboration with Dr. Eric Klann at NYU's Center for Neural Science. His clinical interests involve all areas of sleep medicine with particular interest in movement disorders in sleep (RLS, REM Behavior Disorder), sleep in neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease), and generalized cognitive deficits as a function of fragmented sleep.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Medicine

MD from New York Medical College

PhD from Baylor College of Medicine

Parekh, Ankit; Selesnick, Ivan W; Osorio, Ricardo S; Varga, Andrew W; Rapoport, David M; Ayappa, Indu

Journal of neuroscience methods. 2017 Jun 25; 288:1-16

Kantor, O; Varga, A; Nitschke, R; Naumann, A; Enzsoly, A; Lukats, A; Szabo, A; Nemeth, J; Volgyi, B

Brain structure & function. 2017 Jan 10; (pp(1-22):1-22

Role of intermittent hypoxia and sleep fradmentation from osa during slow wave sleep on spatial memory [Meeting Abstract]

Kam, K; Castillo, B; Chua, N; Sanders, H; Rapoport, D M; Ayappa, I; Osorio, R S; Varga, A W

Sleep. 2017; Conference:(31st):A98

Reduced spindle frequency and density in stage 2 NREM sleep is associated with increased CSF P-Tau in cognitively normal elderly [Meeting Abstract]

Sharma, R A; Kam, K; Parekh, A; Uribe-Cano, S; Tweardy, S; Bubu, O M; Ayappa, I; Rapoport, D M; Varga, A W; Osorio, R S

Sleep. 2017; Conference:(31st):A281

Varga, Andrew W; Wohlleber, Margaret E; Gimenez, Sandra; Romero, Sergio; Alonso, Joan F; Ducca, Emma L; Kam, Korey; Lewis, Clifton; Tanzi, Emily B; Tweardy, Samuel; Kishi, Akifumi; Parekh, Ankit; Fischer, Esther; Gumb, Tyler; Alcolea, Daniel; Fortea, Juan; Lleo, Alberto; Blennow, Kaj; Zetterberg, Henrik; Mosconi, Lisa; Glodzik, Lidia; Pirraglia, Elizabeth; Burschtin, Omar E; de Leon, Mony J; Rapoport, David M; Lu, Shou-En; Ayappa, Indu; Osorio, Ricardo S

Sleep. 2016 Nov 01; 39(11):2041-2048

Osorio, Ricardo S; Ducca, Emma L; Wohlleber, Margaret E; Tanzi, Emily B; Gumb, Tyler; Twumasi, Akosua; Tweardy, Samuel; Lewis, Clifton; Fischer, Esther; Koushyk, Viachaslau; Cuartero-Toledo, Maria; Sheikh, Mohammed O; Pirraglia, Elizabeth; Zetterberg, Henrik; Blennow, Kaj; Lu, Shou-En; Mosconi, Lisa; Glodzik, Lidia; Schuetz, Sonja; Varga, Andrew W; Ayappa, Indu; Rapoport, David M; de Leon, Mony J

Sleep. 2016 Jun 01; 39(6):1253-1260

Varga, Andrew W; Ducca, Emma L; Kishi, Akifumi; Fischer, Esther; Parekh, Ankit; Koushyk, Viachaslau; Yau, Po Lai; Gumb, Tyler; Leibert, David P; Wohlleber, Margaret E; Burschtin, Omar E; Convit, Antonio; Rapoport, David M; Osorio, Ricardo S; Ayappa, Indu

Neurobiology of aging. 2016 Jun; 42:142-149

Cedernaes, Jonathan; Osorio, Ricardo S; Varga, Andrew W; Kam, Korey; Schioth, Helgi B; Benedict, Christian

Sleep medicine reviews. 2016 Feb 11; 31:102-111