Mihaela Bazalakova, M.D., Ph.D

Assistant Professor


Medical School:
Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Sleep, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Medical Interests

  • Research and treatment of sleep disorders
  • Women’s sleep disorders, specifically pregnant women, and how sleep dysfunction relates to maternal and infant outcomes


Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy: Early Lessons From Our Sleep Pregnancy Clinic
Antony KM, Jacobson NM, Rice L, Wiedmer AM, Mourey H, Bazalakova MH.
WMJ. 2021 Apr;120(1):34-40.
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Sleep Disorders in Pregnancy
Bazalakova M.
Semin Neurol. 2017 Dec;37(6):661-668. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608843. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
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Residual Events during Use of CPAP: Prevalence, Predictors, and Detection Accuracy
Reiter J, Zleik B, Bazalakova M, Mehta P, Thomas RJ.
J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Aug 15;12(8):1153-8. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6056.
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Deficits in acetylcholine homeostasis, receptors and behaviors in choline transporter heterozygous mice
Bazalakova MH, Wright J, Schneble EJ, McDonald MP, Heilman CJ, Levey AI, Blakely RD.
Genes Brain Behav. 2007 Jul;6(5):411-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2006.00269.x. Epub 2006 Sep 8.
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The high-affinity choline transporter: a critical protein for sustaining cholinergic signaling as revealed in studies of genetically altered mice
Bazalakova MH, Blakely RD.
Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2006;(175):525-44. doi: 10.1007/3-540-29784-7_21.
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