Muna Irfan

Associate Professor


Dr. Irfan is an Associate Professor of Neurology, Program Director of Sleep Medicine Fellowship and Medical Director of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Minneapolis Sleep Services. She strongly believes in education being the essential tool to further the field of Sleep Medicine and to improve trainee, individual & population sleep. She is involved in teaching endeavors across the spectrum of learners at University, VAMC and affiliate academic institutions in her role as Site Director for Sleep Education, Founding Faculty Advisor for Medical Student Interest Group in Sleep Medicine and has been recipient of Exceptional affiliate teaching award at University of Minnesota. She has been involved with sleep education at national and international level through collaboration with AASM and other professional societies. As a part of educational enhancement, she has successfully employed various teaching practices such as fellows boot camp, interactive module for interdepartmental teaching, Sleep workshops and Tele-Sleep Education for international medical students. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders in neurological patients such as Parasomnias, Willis-Ekbom Disease, Hypersomnias, Sleep Related Movement & Sleep Related Disordered Breathing and collaboration in Telesleep to improve sleep care for all.  

Research Summary

Medical Education Sleep and neurological Overlap Telesleep Medicine

Clinical Summary

Clinical Titles:
Medical Director of Sleep Services, VAHCS
Program Director of Sleep Fellowship HHS

Clinical Interests:
Sleep disorders such as Parasomnias, Willis-Ekbom Disease, Hypersomnias and Sleep Related Seizures and Sleep Related Disordered Breathing.

Sleep Clinic, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems


Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Neurology Residency, University of Minnesota Medical School

Honors and Recognition

Kennedy Research Symposium
Young Investigator Award of Parasomnia Section, AASM
Top Rising Star Physician, Minnesota Monthly
Best Poster Award, International Sleep and Stroke Conference at Mayo Clinic Rochester
Exceptional Affiliate Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
Network Star Award Nominee
Strategic Initiative Award