Dr. Christopher Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. As the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, CNSM Consulting and the Medical Director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, Dr. Winter is not only an active participant in patient care, but a dynamic speaker and researcher on the science of sleep.
Dr. Winter’s current research focuses on sleep and athletic performance. In 2006, Major League Baseball awarded him a grant to study the effect of scheduling and time zone travel on team performance. In the winter of 2008, he was an invited lecturer at the MLB winter meetings in Las Vegas, NV. He has served as a consultant for several baseball teams including the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In addition to MLB teams, he currently is the sleep medicine specialist for NBA teams including the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards as well as NHL teams including the Washington Capitals. In addition to professional athletes, Dr. Winter has studied the sleeping characteristics of 560 Division I-A college football players, and works with several collegiate teams to help optimize their sleep. Dr. Winter has also consulted with the Omaha Nighthawks professional football team.
His expertise in sleep as it relates to health and fitness led to Dr. Winter being named to the Men’s Health Magazine Health Advisory Board. He regularly answers readers’ questions about sleep and contributes to its articles as well as articles in Women’s Health, Runner’s World, and Details. He’s also written articles for other magazines including Triathlete and writes a blog entitled Shut Up and Sleep for the Huffington Post.
Dr. Winter is a highly sought after speaker among private and commercial companies and has lectured on behalf of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cephalon, Teva, and UCB. Through these lectures, Dr. Winter has educated hundreds of physicians about various topics in sleep medicine. In addition, his wit and enthusiasm for sleep medicine make him especially well-suited for addressing non-physicians about the importance of sleep and has been a resource for organizations such as Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).
Dr. Winter is an Echols Scholar graduate of the University of Virginia and received his medical degree from Emory University. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Virginia and as Chief Resident, won a national American Academy of Neurology Teaching Award. He completed his Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The recipient of research awards from the Sleep Medicine Society and the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Dr. Winter has authored numerous scientific papers and abstracts dealing with sleep and has been a presenter at many international sleep meetings. Dr. Winter is board certified in sleep medicine by both the American Board of Sleep Medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He enjoys not only studying athletics, but is an avid triathlete himself.
Geni Rowan-Grella has been the lead EEG/EMG/NCS technician for the practice since 1985. She has performed numerous studies on patients of all ages and is one of the most experienced technicians in central Virginia. She is married and has 2 daughters, one of whom is a polysomnographic technician at the Martha Jefferson Sleep Medicine Center. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Tammy Kenty has been the office manager of the practice since 2005 and brings with her a vast amount of experience in customer service and retail. She manages both the clinical practice as well as Dr. Winter's outside endeavors such as speaking and his professional sports consulting. She is the mother of three children. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betsy Hidlay is our world class medical transcriptionist with experience in various medical specialties including Neurology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Nephrology, and Oncology. She also has special training in the implementation of electronic medical record (EMR). She joined our practice 7 years ago when Dr. Campa expanded his practice. Betsy previously worked as a commercial airplane pilot, before giving up her successful career in aviation to raise two intelligent and talented children. She has been married to her husband, Doug, for 23 years. They have a very active life and travel all over the world together. We are very lucky to have such an outstanding professional who often steps in to cover for Tammy and Geni.
Perri Rush-Brown has been the bookkeeper for the practice for the past 8 years. Perri brings a wealth of experience to the practice.