“My goal is to utilize my skills and expertise to diagnose and treat patients compassionately using the latest technology and following the latest practice parameters. My objective is to offer insight into the disease process and give patients options for treatment, creating a partnership with my patients to manage their conditions. My approach includes developing an understanding of each patient’s needs while developing a relationship that is personal and long lasting.”

Board Certifications

  • Neurology and Sleep Medicine



National Institutes of Health
Visiting Fellowship NINCDS/Experimental Therapeutics
Bethesda, MD


Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC


Leiden University Faculty of Medicine
General Medicine
Leiden, Netherlands

Medical School

University of Amsterdam Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Undergraduate School

Atheneum B. Broklede
Bachelor of Science
Utrecht, Netherlands

Hospitals Affiliated With

Frederick Memorial Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Professional Associations

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
1990 – Present

Greater Washington Sleep Disorders Centers
Medical Director
1988 – 2007

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
1987 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Bakker skis and snowboards every winter weekend. During the rest of the year, he likes to windsurf and is learning to kiteboard. He enjoys gardening and cutting firewood. He travels with his wife frequently to the Netherlands to visit family and friends.

His son, daughter in law and grandson live in South Carolina and many weekends are spent together, either in South Carolina or in Maryland.


Konrad W. Bakker, MD specializes in sleep medicine and is the medical director of Mid-Atlantic division of SleepMed (the largest provider of sleep services in the USA). He did his medical school in the Netherlands at University of Amsterdam (top 25 medical schools in the world) and did his internship at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He did a visiting fellowship at the National Insitute of Health and his neurology residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Bakker has been in private medical practice since 1987 and has seen patients full time for sleep disorders since he started in private practice in 1987. He is board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of sleep Medicine as well as board certified in sleep by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Bakker has great experience with treating all sleep disorders and uses a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia, CPAP, dental appliances [mandibular advancement splint] and Inspire ( hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant/pacemaker for sleep apnea).