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Dr. Markus Schmidt

Bio:

Markus H. Schmidt, MD, PhD is President and Medical Director of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute. He is strongly committed to his patients and strives to provide them with the highest level of quality sleep medicine care. To that extent, Dr. Schmidt has received the "Best Doctors in America" recognition in sleep medicine from 2007 to 2013. He is board certified in sleep medicine and neurology, has extensive clinical and research experience, and regularly participates in national and international conferences. Under his leadership, Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute remains the hallmark of excellence in sleep medicine care for Central Ohio where patients can expect to receive compassionate and supportive care. His commitment to sleep medicine began early in life under the leadership of his father, Helmut Schmidt, MD, a pioneer in sleep medicine.

Dr. Markus Schmidt values a customized and coordinated approach to patient care, working in close collaboration with primary care or other health providers as well as patients to ensure successful treatment outcome. Patients can expect to receive a thorough sleep evaluation, diagnosis and treatment as well as ongoing support to maximize treatment adherence. Dr. Schmidt recognizes the importance of providing patients with a positive experience so as to empower them towards better heatlh.

Dr. Markus Schmidt’s clinical and research experience has led him to work with some of the most renowned sleep clinicians and researchers in the world. He has participated in numerous collaborative research projects with investigators from Europe, Asia and South America related to clinical sleep medicine and basic neuroscience. He is the author of various chapters, reviews and articles, including among others Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, Journal of Neuroscience, American Journal of Physiology, Sleep, Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Medicine Reviews. His interest and expertise in sleep medicine and sleep research has led him to be a reviewing editor for several internationally recognized journals.

Dr. Markus Schmidt is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, European Sleep Research Society, the Society for Neuroscience, Sleep Research Society, American Medical Association, Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Ohio State Medical Association and American Academy of Clinical Urologists. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and completed an undergraduate thesis on “The evolution of sleep and its implication of function” under the direction of the world renowned Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen from the University of Chicago. He later carried out his doctoral research at the preeminent neurophysiology sleep laboratory in Lyon, France with Professor Michel Jouvet, considered one of the “fathers” of sleep who discovered many of the underlying neural mechanisms of REM sleep. Dr. Schmidt’s basic science research led to the discovery of the neural mechanisms of sleep-related erections, as well as the association between obstructive sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. His other research interests have focused on restless legs syndrome, REM sleep behavior disorder and narcolepsy.

Dr. Markus Schmidt received his MD and PhD from the Medical College of Ohio, now part of the University of Toledo. He was an intern at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Internal Medicine, and completed his residency in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he received the Cleveland Clinic's First Prize Neuroscience Investigator Award for an unprecedented three consecutive years! In addition, he is the two-time recipient of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's (AASM) Young Investigator Award and the Sleep Research Society's (SRS) Young Investigator Award.

Publications:

Schmidt MH. Apnée obstructive du sommeil et dysfonction érectile. Médecine du Sommeil. 8:69-77, 2011. 

Salas JCT, Iwasaki H, Jodo E, Schmidt MH, Kawauchi A, Miki T, Kayama Y, Otsuki M, Koyama Y. Penile erection and micturition events triggered by electrical stimulation of the mesopontine tegmental area. Am. J. Phyiol. 294:R102-R111, 2008.

Soukhova-O’Hare GK, Schmidt MH, Nozdrachev AD, Gozal D. A novel mouse model for assessment of male sexual function. Physiol. Behav. 91:535-543, 2007.

Nout YS, Bresnahan JC, Culp E, Tovar CA, Beattie MS, Schmidt MH. Novel technique for simultaneous monitoring of micturition and sexual function in male rats using telemetry. Am. J. Phyiol. Regulatory Integrative Comp. Physiol. 292:1359-1367, 2007.

Schmidt MH, Koshal VB, Schmidt HS. The use of pramipexole in REM sleep behavior disorder: Results from a case series. Sleep Medicine. 7:418-426, 2006.

Bogan RK, Fry JM, Schmidt MH, Carson SW, Ritchie SY. Ropinirole in the treatment of patients with restless legs syndrome: A US-based randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Myao Clin. Proc. 81:17-27, 2006.

Hirshkowitz M, Schmidt MH. Sleep-related erections: clinical perspectives and neural mechanisms. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 9:311-329, 2005.

Nout YS, Schmidt MH, Tovar CA, Culp E. Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC. Telemetric monitoring of corpus spongiosum penis pressures in conscious rats for assessment of micturition and sexual function following spinal cord injury. J. Neurotrauma, 22:429-441, 2005.

Allen R, Becker PM, Bogan R, Schmidt MH, Kushida CA, Fry JM, Poceta JS, Winslow D. Ropinirole decreases periodic leg movements and improves sleep parameters in patients with restless legs syndrome. Sleep, 27:907-914, 2004.

Boissard R, Gervasoni D, Schmidt MH, Barbagli B, Fort P, Luppi PH. The rat ponto-medullary network responsible for paradoxical sleep onset and maintenance: a combined microinjection and functional neuroanatomical study. Eur. J. Neuroscience, 16:1959-1973, 2002.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Fort P, Jouvet M. Role of the lateral preoptic area in sleep-related erectile mechanisms and sleep generation in the rat. J. Neuroscience, 20:6640-6647, 2000.

Schmidt MH, Sakai K, Valatx JL, Jouvet M. The effects of spinal or mesencephalic transections on sleep-related erections and ex-copula penile reflexes in the rat. Sleep, 22:409-418, 1999.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Debilly G, Jouvet M. Corpus spongiosum penis pressure and perineal muscle activity during reflexive erections in the rat. Am. J. Physiol., 269:R904-R913, 1995.

Lavoisier P, Aloui R, Schmidt MH, Watrelot A. Clitoral blood flow increases following vaginal pressure stimulation. Arch. Sex. Behav., 24:37-45, 1995.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Schmidt HS, Wauquier A, Jouvet M. Experimental evidence of penile erections during paradoxical sleep in the rat. NeuroReport, 5:561-564, 1994.

Schmidt MH, Schmidt HS. The ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles in mammalian penile rigidity. Sleep, 16:171-183, 1993.

Lavoisier P, Aloui R, Schmidt MH, Gally M. Elévation suprasystolique de la pression intra-caverneuse secondaire à une stimulation du gland. Ann. Urol. 27:166-171, 1993.

Lavoisier P, Aloui R, Schmidt MH, Gally. Augmentation importante du débit artériel périnéal secondaire à une stimulation du gland. Ann. Urol. 27:172-175, 1993.

Lavoisier P, Schmidt MH, Aloui R. Intracavernous pressure increases and perineal muscle contractions in response to pressure stimulation of the glans penis. Int. J. Impotence Res., 4;157-164, 1992.

Lavoisier P, Aloui R, Schmidt MH. Evidence for a perineal vascular response induced by glans pressure stimulation. Int. J. Impotence res., 4:95-101, 1992.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

Schmidt MH. Fonction sexuelle et sommeil. Les troubles du Sommeil, 2nd edition, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, Elsevier Masson, pp 419-427, 2012.

Schmidt MH. Neural mechanisms of sleep-related penile erections. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 4th edition, Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, pp 305-317, 2005.

Schmidt MH and Schmidt HS. Sleep-related erections: historical background, technical considerations and clinical indications. Clinical Neurophysiology of Sleep Disorders: Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 6. Chapter 24, In Guilleminault C (ed): Elsevier, pp. 293-304, 2005.

Schmidt MH and Schmidt HS. Sleep-related erections: Neural mechanisms and Clinical Significance. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 4:170-178, 2004.

Schmidt MH. Innovations in CPAP therapy. Advance. 12:54-57, 2003

Schmidt MH, Schmidt HS. Erection, penile, sleep-related. Encycopedia of the Neurological Sciences, 2:297-300, 2003.

Schmidt MH. Sleep-related penile erections. In Kryger MH, Roth R, Dement WC (eds): Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 3rd edition. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co., pp 305-318, 2000.

Schmidt MH. Les érections nocturnes. La Recherche, Hors Séries 3:60-61, 2000.

ABSTRACTS

Schmidt MH, Ziman RB, Calloway MO. A Novel Extended-Release Formulation – Ropinirole CR – Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Results from a 12-Week Pivotal Trial. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.

Schmidt MH, Ferguson J, Earl NL. Ropinirole CR – A Novel Extended-Release Formulation – Reduces Overall Severity of Illness in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.

Schmidt MH, Becker PM, Tolson J. Ropinirole Improves Mood and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Requiring Extended Treatment. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006.

Nout YS, Schmidt MH, Culp E, Tovar CA, Mayer-Pröschel M, Pröschel C, Noble MD, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC. Combining Glial Restricted Precursor (GRP) Cell Transplantation With cAMP Elevation Did Not Improve Autonomic Or Locomotor Functional Recovery After SCI, And Led To Reduced Graft Size. National Neurotrauma Symposium July, 2006.

Schmidt MH, Soukhova G, Culp E, Gervasoni D, Gozal D. Intermittent hypoxia causes deficits in copulatory erections without affecting serum testosterone levels. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO, 2005.

Fry J, Schmidt MH, Kwong J, Carson SW. Improvement of sleep in patients with RLS during treatment with ropinirole: results of a US study. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Denver, CO, 2005.

Schmidt MH, Nout YS, Culp E, Tovar CA, Beattie M, Bresnahan JC. A new technique for the simultaneous recording of micturition and penile erections in freely behaving rats: telemetric monitoring of corpus spongiosum penis (CSP) pressure. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Nout YS, Schmidt MH, Culp E, Tovar A, Beattie MS, Bresnahan JC. Telemetric monitoring in conscious rats of micturition and penile erectile events using corpus spongiosum penis pressures (CSP) following spinal cord injury (SCI). Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Schmidt MH, Soukhova-O’Hare GK, Culp E, Guo SZ, Cheng Z, Gozal D. Penile erections are decreased in male rats exposed to intermittent hypoxia. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Soukhova-O’Hare GK, Schmidt MH, Gozal D. A novel chronic mouse model for study of erectile dysfunction in sleep apnea syndrome. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2004.

Schmidt MH, Soukhova G, Chen E, Guo SZ, Cheng Z, and Gozal D. Intermittent hypoxia Induces erectile dysfunction. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Schmidt MH and Schmidt HS. The efficacy of pramipexole in the treatment of REM behavior disorder. Annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Kushida C, Becker P, Bogan R, Schmidt MH, Fry J, Poceta S, Winslow D, Allen R. The RESET PLM study: The effects of ropinirole treatment on the motor symptoms implicated in delayed sleep onset and sleep disturbance. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. 2004.

Koyama Y, Schmidt MH, Iwasaki H, Takahashi K, Kodama T; Kayama Y. Role of the mesopontine tegmental cholinergic neurons in the regulation of penile erection during paradoxical sleep. The Paradox of Sleep: An Unfinished Story. Lyon, France, 2003.

Schmidt MH, Gervasoni D, Luppi PH, Fort P. Quantitative analysis of cholinergic afferents to the ventrolateral preoptic area: Role in waking mechanisms. Sleep. 26 (Suppl):0089.A, 2003.

Schmidt MH, Payton G, Schmidt HS. Are current AASM termination criteria ending MSLT naps prematurely? Sleep. 26(suppl):1018.A, 2003.

Schmidt MH, Gervasoni D, Luppi PH, Fort P. The ventrolateral preoptic area: Role and origin of cholinergic afferents in the control of wakefulness and penile erections. Sleep, 25 (Suppl):130.A, 2002.

Schmidt MH, Gervasoni D, Luppi PH, Fort P. Carbachol administration into the lateral preoptic area induces penile erections and wakefulness. Int. J. Impotence Res., 13 (Suppl 5):S53, 2001.

Schmidt MH, Gervasoni D, Luppi PH, Fort P. Carbachol administration into the lateral preoptic area induces penile erections and wakefulness. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2001.

Koyama Y, Schmidt MH, Takahashi K, Kayama Y. Cholinergic neurons in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus regulate penile erections during paradoxical sleep. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, 2001.

Schmidt MH, Koyama Y, Takahashi K. The role of putative cholinergic neurons in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus in the generation and maintenance of penile erections during paradoxical sleep: Evidence from single unit recordings. Sleep. 24(Suppl):064.A, 2001.

Schmidt MH, Koyama Y, Fort P, Luppi PH. Role of cholinergic neurons in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus in the generation and maintenance of penile erections during paradoxical sleep. Resident’s Neuroscience Day, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. May, 2001.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Fort P, Luppi PH, Jouvet M. The lateral preoptic area and sleep-related erections. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2000.

Schmidt MH, Boissard R, Fort P, Valatx JL, Luppi P. The absence of penile erections during paradoxical sleep-like state induced by bicuculine administration in the pontine tegmentum. Sleep, 23:A147 (Suppl 2), 2000.

Schmidt MH, Boissard R, Fort P, Valatx JL, Luppi PH. Paradoxical sleep: role of the dorsal subcoeruleus in the generation of muscle atonia and cortical activation but not penile erections. Resident’s Neuroscience Day, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. May, 2000.

Schmidt MH, Luppi P, Fort P, Valatx JL, Jouvet M. A neural model of sleep-related erectile mechanisms. Sleep Res. Online, 2 (suppl. 1):80, 1999.

Schmidt MH, Luppi P, Fort P, Valatx JL, Jouvet M. A neural model of sleep-related erectile mechanisms: Evidence from the anterograde tracer phaseolus vulgaris leukoagglutinin. Sleep, 22: S326, 1999.

Schmidt MH, Luppi P, Fort P, Valatx JL, Jouvet M. A neural model of sleep-related erectile mechanisms. Resident’s Neuroscience Day, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. May, 1999.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Fort P, Luppi L, Jouvet M. Role of the lateral, unlike the medial, preoptic area in the control of sleep-related erections and sleep generation. Sleep 21:180.A, Suppl., 1998.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Jouvet M. The basal forebrain and the control of sleep-related penile erections: evidence from cytotoxic lesions in the rat. Sleep Res. 25:25, 1996.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakia K, Jouvet M. Cytotoxic lesions of the forebrain disrupt penile erections during paradoxical sleep in the rat. World Federation of Sleep Research Societies, Nassau, Bahamas, 1995.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Jouvet M. Mise en évidence des structures nerveuses responsables des érections pénniennes au cours du sommeil paradoxal chez le rat. Second Colloque de la Société des Neurosciences, Lyon, France, 1995.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sakai K, Debilly G, Jouvet M. Validation of a new technique for the simultaneous recording of penile erections and micturition across behavioral states in the rat. Sleep Res. 24:494, 1995.

Lavoisier P, Schmidt MH, Watrelot A. A theory of coital synergy and its physiological role in penile rigidity and female genital responses. Sixth World Meeting on Impotence, Singapore, 1994.

Schmidt MH, Sakai K, Valatx JL, Wauquier A, Jouvet M. The deficiency of penile erections during paradoxical sleep in the rat following spinal or mesencephalic brainstem transections. Sleep res., 23:34, 1994

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Schmidt HS, Wauquier A, Jouvet M. Penile erections during paradoxical sleep in the rat. International Conference on Sleep in the Diseased Brain, 1994.

Schmidt MH, Sakai K, Valatx JL, Wauquier A, Jouvet M. Penile erections during paradoxical sleep are disrupted after spinal or mesencephalic transection. J. Sleep Res., Suppl. 1:462, 1994.

Schmidt MH, Valatx JL, Sei H, Sakai K, Wauquier A, Jouvet M. Evidence of penile erection-like events during paradoxical sleep in the rat. Sleep Res., 22:28, 1993.

Lavoisier P, Iwaz J, Aloui R, Schmidt MH. Intracavernous pressure increases and perineal muscle contractions in response to pressure stimulations of the glans penis. Fifth World Meeting on Impotence, 1992.

Lavoisier P, Iwaz J, Gally M, Schmidt MH. Role of the perineal muscles in penile rigidity. Fifth World Meeting on Impotence, 1992.

Lavoisier P, Iwaz J, Schmidt MH. Four clusters of impotent patients revealed by nocturnal rigidimetry. Fifth World Meeting on Impotence, 1992.

Schmidt MH, Schmidt HS. Penile rigidity and the perineal musculature in mammals: a review. Sleep Res., 21:12, 1991.

Schmidt HS, Schmidt MH. Current physiology of erectile mechanisms: basis for five phases of penile erections. Sleep Res., 21:52, 1991.

Schmidt HS, Schmidt MH. Physiology of penile erections. Southern Sleep Society, Snowbird, Utah, 1991

Honors & Awards:

  • 2007-2013 Best Doctors® in America.
  • Basic Science Abstract Award Winner – Presented by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America meeting, November 19, 2005.
  • Young Investigator Award – Presented by the Sleep Research Society at the annual APSS meeting, Chicago, IL, 2001.
  • Neuroscience Investigator Award, First Prize, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, May 2001.
  • Neuroscience Investigator Award, First Prize, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, May 2000.
  • Neuroscience Investigator Award, First Prize, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, May 1999.
  • Young Investigator Award, Honorary Mention - Presented by the American Sleep Disorders Association at the annual APSS meeting, Orlando, 1999.
  • Young Investigator Award, Honorary Mention - Presented by the American Sleep Disorders Association at the annual APSS meeting, Boston, 1994.
  • President’s Scholarship Award - Presented by the President of the Medical College of Ohio to the top student in the second year medical school class, 1990.

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