Medical Director Specialties: Sleep Medicine and Pulmonology Dr. Kram is one of the country’s most experienced sleep specialists. He began his work in the field in 1980, opened the California Center for Sleep Disorders (CCSD) in 1983 and received his Board Certification in 1989. He graduated with honors from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his pulmonary fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Kram brings an inclusive philosophy to his practice of Sleep Medicine and the running of CCSD. He is actively engaged in programs to spread sleep expertise throughout the local medical community and is a featured speaker in professional and community lectures nationwide. Dr. Kram is currently a Board Member of the National Sleep Foundation. He is the former Chairman of the AASM Section on Freestanding Sleep Centers. He maintains an active role in the daily operations of Hawthorn Sleep and his pulmonary-sleep practice.
Eric Huang, MD, DABPN, D,ABSM
Director of Diagnostic and Clinical Services Specialties: Sleep Medicine and Neurology
Dr. Huang was born and raised in upstate New York, just outside of Albany. In 2000 he received a BA in molecular and cellular neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. He returned to his home state to receive an MD from New York Medical College in 2004. Following a medicine internship (2004-2005) at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, he completed a neurology residency (2005-2008) within the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System.
He then moved to Denver, Colorado, to complete a sleep medicine fellowship (2008-2009) at National Jewish Health, the #1 respiratory hospital in the country for 14 consecutive years as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. He trained under Teofilo Lee-Chiong, a respected sleep medicine authority.
Dr. Huang joined CCSD in 2009 and is eager to help people with their sleeping difficulties. He is board certified in both sleep medicine and neurology.
Jamie Marie Bigelow, MD, FCCP, D,ABSM
Specialties: Sleep Medicine, Critical Care and Pulmonology
Dr. Bigelow began her private practice in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in 1999 after spending three years as a Clinical Professor at Alameda County Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCSF in 1996. Dr. Bigelow performed her undergraduate work at Columbia University in 1985, attended medical school at the University of Miami in 1990, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard University’s New England Deacones Hospital in 1993.
Dr. Bigelow is board certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine and internal medicine. She completed extensive training in sleep medicine at CCSD in 2006.
Aiko Loo, MSN, FNP-C
Specialties: Sleep Medicine and Family Medicine
Aiko Loo was born in Japan and moved to the Bay Area in her early childhood. Aiko went on to study at University of California, Irvine, where she majored in Psychology. While there, she spent several months interning at the Mental Health Association in Santa Ana, California. She also studied abroad in New Zealand for a year before returning to complete her bachelor's degree. After college, Aiko pursued her interest in nursing by attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, where she recieved her Master's of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
During her tenure at Samuel Merritt, Aiko worked extensively in her surrounding community, and also spent time treating patients in locales such as Laos and Panama. She completed comprehensive training in sleep medicine at CCSD in 2010, and is happy to be on board. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.