The father of sleep medicine, William C. Dement, MD, PhD, passed away June 17, 2020 at the age of 90. In this video, Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC pays tribute to his friend, colleague, and hero. He was a esteemed scientist, mentor, teacher, leader, and author of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine.
“Bill was the father of sleep medicine; we were orphaned when he died. But, we will continue his work, and continue to mentor scientists and doctors involved in sleep medicine, and we will continue the great work that he started.” -Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC