Dr. Christian Guilleminault (“CG” as he is kindly known by his friends and colleagues) has dedicated his life to advancing the science and clinical practices of treating sleep apnea and sleep-related conditions. He has deeply touched the lives not only of his patients and colleagues but those in the field of sleep medicine worldwide. Throughout his career, he has mentored hundreds of physicians and scientists.
Dr. Laura Roberts, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, best describes Dr. Guilleminault in her quote: “Christian Guilleminault’s scholarly and clinical contributions to the field of Sleep Medicine are immense. From his discoveries to the hundreds of students he has trained and mentored to the many thousands of patients of all ages whose lives he has transformed; we are in his debt. We could not be prouder to call him a member of the Stanford faculty, but know that in reality, he belongs to the world.”
It is with deep sadness to learn that Dr. Guilleminault has metastatic prostate cancer. He became gravely ill while attending the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) 2019 annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. He was transferred by air ambulance from Texas to Stanford University Medical Center in California. His wish was to be back home.
Those who are close to Dr. Guilleminault have been inquiring what can be done to help and honor the man who has given each and everyone, and the medical world so much. A GoFundMe page has been created to allow those who would like to pay tribute to an individual who has touched their lives. At Dr. Guilleminault’s request, funds raised will be forwarded to his charity of choice, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA).
So many of you have called or emailed about Dr. Guilleminault’s status, your concern is genuine and heartwarming. Our team will use the page to announce updates and keep all friends of CG informed.