Arthur Scott Walters, MD, works at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.Â In addition to his clinical practice as a neurologist specializing in sleep medicine, Dr. Walters is also a Professor of Neurology. An expert in restless legs syndrome and other neurological sleep disorders, he is co-editor of the first book on sleep-related movement disorders in 2003 and is author of over 200 research publications.Â Dr. Walters also served as the first chairman of the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Medical Advisory Board, and headed up the American Academy of Sleep Medicine'sÂ task force for the development Â of clinical criteria for sleep-related movement disorders.Â He is also co-editor of Sleep Thief: The Restless Legs Syndrome, and Sleep and Movement Disorders: 1stÂ and 2nd Editions.
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Education and Training
Wayne State University
Wayne State Univ Sch of Med, Detroit Mi 1972
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 2009
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Neurology
Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyABPN- Sleep Medicine
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- Parkinsonism associated with autosomal dominant bilateral striopallidodentate
- A unilateral presentation of 'Satoyoshi syndrome'.
- Review of receptor agonist and antagonist studies relevant to the opiate system in restless legs syndrome.
- Is there a subpopulation of children with growing pains who really have Restless Legs Syndrome? A review of the literature.
- Restless legs syndrome: diagnostic criteria, special considerations, and epidemiology. A report from the restless legs syndrome diagnosis and epidemiology workshop at the National Institutes of Health.
- Validation of the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group rating scale for restless legs syndrome.
- The Johns Hopkins telephone diagnostic interview for the restless legs syndrome: preliminary investigation for validation in a multi-center patient and control population.
- Impact, diagnosis and treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in a primary care population: the REST (RLS epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment) primary care study.
- Restless legs symptoms in a patient with above knee amputations: a case of phantom restless legs.
- Some children with growing pains may actually have restless legs syndrome.
- Clinically significant but unsuspected restless legs syndrome in patients with sleep apnea.
- Enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP) as a novel treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS): a preliminary test of the vascular neurologic hypothesis for RLS.
- An item response analysis of the international restless legs syndrome study group rating scale for restless legs syndrome.
- Restless legs syndrome prevalence and impact: REST general population study.
- The restless legs syndrome.
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Movement Disorder Fellowship at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American Neurological Association, Movement Disorder Society, Sleep Research Society
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