Dr. Stacey Gunn, M.D., is a sleep medicine physician primarily based at The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona Scottsdale clinic. She was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree, followed by an M.D. at New York University. Dr. Gunn continued her training at a residency in Internal Medicine at NYU’s Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. She spent two years as a practicing internist, then pursued fellowship training in Sleep Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she became specialized in treating a broader range of sleep disorders at the pediatric and adult levels. She completed her fellowship training in 2016, but continued on as a faculty member where she served as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Gunn is dual board certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine, and is a current member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is especially interested in the diagnosis and treatment/management of central and complex sleep disordered breathing as well as circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Dr. Gunn is a proponent of non-pharmacologic treatment methods for insomnia whenever possible and appropriate and she prioritizes helping patients to minimize or eliminate their dependence on sedative medications. She has extensive practice in treating a number of sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, parasomnia, idiopathic hypersomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Understanding that every patient is unique and has individual values and circumstances that inform their treatment goals, Dr. Gunn is dedicated to listening carefully to her patients. This helps her to fully understand their goals, priorities, lifestyle, medical history, and how these circumstances can and do affect treatment. She uses these details to create customized treatment plans to help patients best manage their sleep disorder realistically and practically.