Virginia Skiba MD

Virginia Skiba, MD

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Specialties: Sleep Medicine, Neurology

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine

Education

  • University of Michigan, MI, 2004

Residencies & Internships

  • National Naval Medical Center, Neurology, MD, 2010
  • National Naval Medical Center, Internal Medicine, MD, 2005

Fellowships

  • University of Michigan, Sleep Medicine, MI, 2014

About Me

I specialize in a variety of Sleep Disorders with a focus in Restless Leg Syndrome, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, and sleep problems in Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Stroke.

Title
Sleep Medicine, Associate Program Director

Dr. Skiba graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan School of Literature, Sciences and the Arts in 1999. She received her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 when she graduated with Distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School.

She spent the next 9 years of her career serving in the United States Navy. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at the National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD in 2005 and Neurology Residency in 2010. While in the U.S. Navy, she was stationed at the Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms where she worked as a Primary Care Provider from 2005 to 2007. From 2010 to 2013 she was stationed at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in NC, where she worked as a Staff Neurologist and Neurology Division Head. Dr. Skiba then completed a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan. In 2014 she joined the Sleep Disorders Center team at the Henry Ford Health System, where she diagnoses, treats and follows children and adults who suffer from sleep disorders and disorders of alertness.

Dr. Skiba has been involved in numerous committees providing leadership and medical representation at the hospital and community level, including leading the Naval Hospital 29 Palms Patient Education Committee, Naval Hospital 29 Palms Emergency Management Committee, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center’s Family Advocacy Case Review Committee and Aid Station during Former President Ford’s funeral. She was also a resident representative on several House Staff Committees, serving as a liaison between residents and staff. As a Neurology Division Head at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Dr. Skiba worked with hospital administration and clinic staff to improve patient access to the Neurology Clinic, guided the re-organization of the Traumatic Brain Injury clinic and improved hospital’s JCAHO compliance for management of acute stroke.

Her research interests have included looking at sleep problems and their treatments in returning military members, acting as a Principal Investigator on several multi-center studies examining the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on post-concussive symptoms, examining methods of diagnosing subtle obstructive sleep apnea, and looking at the relationship between sleep disordered breathing during pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding rates.

Dr. Skiba likes to spend time with her family and go outdoors. She enjoys obedience and protection dog training. She also likes to cook and explore new recipes.

Philosophy
I believe that we all need to be empowered to take an active role in managing our health and medical problems. My goal is to provide comprehensive sleep medicine care to children and adults not only by staying up to date on the latest developments in the field, but also by keeping patients informed and engaged in their diagnostic and treatment process.

Awards and Honors
Class Honors from University of Michigan (1997-1999)
Alpha Omega Alpha (2003)
Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills and the Art of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School (2004)
Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, American Academy of Neurology, University of Michigan (2004)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Naval Hospital 29 Palms (2007)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, National Naval Medical Center (2010)
J
ohn. H. Hallenbeck Award, awarded to a graduating National Capital Consortium Neurology Resident for demonstrated excellence in the Neurosciences (2010)
Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year (2010)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (2013)

Languages

English, Polish

Gender

Female

Locations

Henry Ford Medical Center - Cottage
159 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236
Henry Ford Medical Center - New Center One
3031 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, 48202
Henry Ford Medical Center - Sterling Heights
3500 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, 48310

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Clinton Township