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Bobbi Jo Hopkins, MD

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Co-Medical Director, Sleep Medicine Program

Bobbi Jo Hopkins, MD

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Co-Medical Director, Sleep Medicine Program

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Bobbi Hopkins, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and co-director of the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Hopkins has extensive training to diagnose, evaluate and treat sleep disorders that frequently affect children. These include disruptive sleep disorders, insomnia, nocturnal epilepsy, sleep-related breathing disorders and restless leg syndrome, among others. In addition, she has a special interest in the role of sleep in children with special needs.

Dr. Hopkins joined Phoenix Children's to help expand the services provided by the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program. She enjoys working with an organization committed to building a comprehensive sleep program and colleagues who recognize the healing role of excellent sleep.

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Bobbi Hopkins, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and co-director of the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program at Phoenix Children's. Dr. Hopkins has extensive training to diagnose, evaluate and treat sleep disorders that frequently affect children. These include disruptive sleep disorders, insomnia, nocturnal epilepsy, sleep-related breathing disorders and restless leg syndrome, among others. In addition, she has a special interest in the role of sleep in children with special needs.

Dr. Hopkins joined Phoenix Children's to help expand the services provided by the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Program. She enjoys working with an organization committed to building a comprehensive sleep program and colleagues who recognize the healing role of excellent sleep.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Hopkins earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to a neurophysiology fellowship in sleep medicine, she completed residency training in pediatrics and neurology, with special qualification in child neurology, at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology. She has published peer-reviewed research in the medical journals Sleep Medicine and Pediatric Annals. Dr. Hopkins also has presented research at the congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association and the annual Johns Hopkins conference Current Concepts in Sleep.

While completing her medical training, Dr. Hopkins was inspired to practice sleep medicine by her mentor, who was a pioneer in the field. Because of that influence and inspiration, she hopes to educate others about the importance of sleep for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Hopkins' goal is to make the road to health easier for her patients and their families. She meets families wherever they are along their health journey and provides a map to help them reach their goals. She feels lucky for the opportunity to work with patients and their families to improve their quality of life.

When not treating patients, Dr. Hopkins loves to be outside. She also enjoys exploring new places and getting lost in a good book. Whenever possible, she performs random acts of kindness that brighten someone's day, as well as her own.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, subspecialty-Sleep Medicine; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Medical School / Education

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Residency

(Pediatrics and Neurology, with special certification in Child Neurology) Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Fellowship

(Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine) Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Member, American Academy of Neurology

+Research & Publications

Publications

Uncharted territory: challenges and opportunities in pediatric sleep medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond part II: the sleep laboratory. Katwa U, Owens J, Sheldon S, Chen M, Zhou E, Hopkins B, Palomo R, Moore M. Sleep Med. 2021 Dec;88:282-284. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.06.020. Epub 2021 Jun 21. PMID: 34257017

Uncharted territory: challenges and opportunities in pediatric sleep medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond part I: clinical services and teaching and training issues. Owens J, Katwa U, Sheldon S, Chen M, Zhou E, Hopkins B, Palomo R, Moore M. Sleep Med. 2021 Dec;88:285-287. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.06.018. Epub 2021 Jun 19. PMID: 34253463

Disorders of arousal in children. Hopkins B, Glaze D. Pediatr Ann. 2008 Jul;37(7):481-7. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20080701-08. PMID: 18710138

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