Muna Irfan, MD

Affiliate Assistant Professor,

Muna Irfan

Contact Info

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Medical Director of Sleep Services, Minneapolis VA

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Director, Hennepin Health


Dr. Irfan’s focal interest is improving sleep and thus lives of the patients and healthcare professionals. She did her Neurology residency at the University of Minnesota, after which to pursue her passion of Sleep Medicine she received further training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of Minnesota and Program Director of Sleep Fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center where she continues collaborative endeavors between statewide sleep practices. She has distinct interest in management of various neurological and sleep disorders. She received “Parasomnia Section Research Award” in 2015 at AASM and has been nominated as “top rising star physician” in 2017. Her dedication in raising awareness and medical education in sleep medicine is commendable, as she assiduously continues to work on not only local forums but also globally as chair of sleep section of APPNA merit, an outreach educational endeavor. She is a very dynamic member of American Academy of Neurology and Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her enthusiasm about parasomnias including REM sleep behavior disorder, RLS and sleep problems in complex neurological diseases is reflected in her educational endeavors and clinical responsibilities.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Rising star physician in Minnesota Monthly 2017, 2018, 2019
  • YMAD clinical service award at HCMC 2017, 2018
  • Exceptional affiliate teaching award University of Minnesota 2018
  • “Best Poster Award” InternationalSleep and Stroke Conference 2017
  • Kennedy Research symposium award at University of Minnesota 2017
  • Young investigator award of Parasomnia section of AASM 2015


Board Certifications

American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests

• Parasomnias • Sleep Related movement disorders • Sleep related disordered breathing • Sleep and neurological overlap • Medical Education