Michael Strunc

"CHKD is a great hospital that caters to the child, and the family. It offers a nurturing environment that treats your child as one of our own."

Dr. Michael Strunc

(757) 668-9466

Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Education

Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine

Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowship: Duke University Hospital

Bio
Dr. Strunc is a child neurologist and sleep doctor, with a special interest in where these disciplines overlap.  Retired after 20 years in the Navy,  he has a special understanding of the stresses families undergo in a very mobile society and in the many different families that make up our population.  He is passionate about sleep and how dysfunctional sleep affects a child and the entire family and his fellowships were in child neurology and sleep medicine.

Dr. Strunc has three teenagers who have educated him over the past 20 years about the issues children face, and how social stressors, school, sports, and social media can work against healthy sleep habits.

Dr. Strunc sees patients in sleep medicine, as well as neurology at CHKD.  He routinely gives talks regionally and is passionate about speaking in the community to help families, teachers and coaches learn about the importance of good sleep in our lives.
Research area
  • Narcolepsy
Clinical interests
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep in special populations
  • Autism
Honors & awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
  • Teacher of the year in U.S. Navy pediatrics
  • Fellow of the year as child neurology trainee, Children's Denver
Community involvement
  • Frequent speaker locally on sleep in children
Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

(757) 668-9466

Wake-up Call

Tiana Jones was falling asleep in class, but with the help of sleep specialist Dr. Michael Strunc she was able to correct what was going wrong.

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