Wallace Mendelson


University of Chicago (ret)

Field of Study

Psychiatry/Sleep Medicine

Current Research Projects

I am recently retired, am writing a series of books trying to express academic research and clinical knowledge into language available to the general reader.  Topics center on sleep disorders, hypnotic medications, and depression.

Books/Papers Authored

Please see my CV at Mendelson.

Recent books:

‘The Science of Sleep’ 2017

’Understanding Antidepressants’ 2018

’Understanding Sleeping PIlls’. 2018

(All are available on Amazon.)

Current Employment


Previous Employment

Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology, The University of Chicago.


Wallace Mendelson MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology (ret) at the University of Chicago. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Academy of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has been director of the Section on Sleep Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health, the Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Sleep Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago. He is the author of fiveour books and numerous professional papers. Among his honors have been the Academic Achievement Award from the American Sleep Disorders Association in 1999 and a special award for excellence in sleep and psychiatry from the National Sleep Foundation in 2010.