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Restless Leg Syndrome
Christopher Earley, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology

Dr. Christopher Earley

Dr. Christopher Earley's research and clinical interests are devoted to Sleep Medicine with a special interest in Restless Legs Syndrome. His current research is focused on understanding the pathophysiology of Restless Legs Syndrome and further elucidating the value of various treatments in this syndrome.

Dr. Earley received his medical degree as well as a PhD in Pharmacology from the University College in Galway, Ireland. He completed a full residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor Medical College and then went to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville to complete his residency in Neurology. After then spending a year at the NIH as a fellow in the Neurobiology Unit, Dr. Earley joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991. Learn more about Dr. Earley

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Learn more about the RLS Center at Johns Hopkins
The RLS Center conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of restless legs syndrome.

Read Dr. Earley's article in the New England Journal of Medicine
This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the author's clinical recommendations.

Learn more about RLS at the RLS Foundation website
The Foundation was incorporated as a nonprofit organization to address the growing need for research and information about this unknown condition.

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