Dr. Carlos H. Schenck is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed a Psychiatry Residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he is a Professor. He has been a staff psychiatrist at Hennepin County Medical Center since 1981 and is a member of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center (MRSDC). He served as co-Chairman of the Parasomnias Committee for the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. Dr. Schenck is a member of the AASM Nosology Committee as well as the AASM Movement Disorders Task Force. Dr. Schenck has also published several books and articles, and participated in a documentary film on Parasomnias. In 2007, Dr. Schenck received from the AASM the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award in recognition of his distinguished career for his many and long-standing contributions to the field of somnology and sleep medicine.