Christopher Carosella
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
Kennedy Krieger Institute

707 North Broadway, Office 500 F
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

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Christopher Carosella, MD is the director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Dr. Carosella received his bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University, before later earning his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatric Neurology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where he later finished a fellowship in Epilepsy. That was followed by a fellowship in sleep medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  

Dr. Carosella previously served as a clinical officer for the Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research's Division of Neuroscience, Division of Neurology II.


Dr. Carosella's research focus involves the overlap between epilepsy and sleep disorders. In particular, he is interested in how epilepsy can affect and be affected by sleep apnea, and also how treatments of epilepsy like VNS can contribute to sleep apnea.

Research Publications

Comorbid Sleep Disorders and Epilepsy

  • Carosella CM, Gottesman RF, Kucharska-Newton A, Lutsey, PL, Spira A, Punjabi, N, Schneider ALC, Full, KM, Johnson, EL Sleep apnea, hypoxia, and late-onset epilepsy: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, Sleep, 2023.

Vagus Nerve Stimulator Associated Sleep Disordered Breathing

  • Carosella CM, Smith DF, Sarber, KM, Turner M, Dye TJ. Vagus Nerve Stimulator–Associated Sleep Disordered Breathing: Identification, Treatment, and Outcomes in a Pediatric Patient. Pediatr. Neurol.. 2021 Feb; 19(01): 031-035
  • Dye, TJ, Hantragool, S, Carosella, CM, Huang G, Hossain M, Simakajornboon N. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children Receiving Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy. Sleep Medicine, 2021 Mar; 79: 101-106


  • Capal JK, Carosella CM, Corbin E, Horn PS, Caine R, Manning-Courtney P. EEG Endophenotypes in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 Nov;88:341-348.
  • Carosella CM, Greiner HM, Byars AW, Arthur TM, Turner M, Leach JL, Holland KD, Mangano FT, Arya R. Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Electrographic Status Epilepticus in Slow-wave sleep. Pediatric Neurology. 2016. Volume 60, 66-70.
  • Sendon C, Carosella, CM, Melendres C. Night of Kentucky blues: the case of the hypoxic child in the sleep laboratory. Oct 2021. J Clin Sleep Med. 2021;17(10):2125–2128.

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