The AASM has created a gold standard of sleep records to validate third party automated sleep scoring algorithms for the Autoscoring Certification: Sleep Stage Pilot Program.

The goal of this project is to establish objective performance requirements for third party automated sleep scoring algorithms as compared to expert human scorers such that programs that exceed these requirements can be certified for use in clinical settings.

To validate the robust level of performance necessary for certification, AASM assembled a group of 11 highly skilled and experienced scorers who scored over 100 diverse records from numerous institutions. This highly skilled group of individuals consists of 9 sleep technologists and 2 physicians, several of whom serve on AASM’s Sleep ISR adult gold standard panel.

Below is the list of the 11 gold standard scorers, including institution and length of scoring experience.

Claude Albertario, RST, RPSGT, FAASM

  • AASM Adult & Pediatric Sleep ISR gold standard panelist
  • Weill Cornell Medicine at NY Presbyterian; Mount Sinai Hospital Integrative Sleep Center
  • Scoring Experience: 39 years

Matthew Anastasi, RPSGT, FAAST

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Scoring Experience: 23 years

Faye Burnette, RRT, RPSGT

  • AASM Adult Sleep ISR gold standard panelist
  • Womack Army Medical Center
  • Scoring Experience: 20 years

Joseph Castillo, RN, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAASM

  • Sunset Sleep Labs, CA; Ascension Seton Medical Centers Hays and Williamson, TX
  • Scoring Experience: 16 years

Jodi Cole, RPSGT

  • Self-Employed RPSGT Contractor
  • Scoring Experience: 22 years

Andrés Endara-Bravo, MD

  • Adventhealth Daytona Beach, FL
  • Scoring Experience: 12 years

Matthew Halscheid, RPSGT

  • AASM-accredited centers
  • Scoring Experience: 19 years

Joanna Konczal, RPSGT, CCSH

  • Salinas Valley Health, CA; Community Hospital Monterey Peninsula
  • Scoring Experience: 15 years

Edwin Valladares, MS, RPSGT, RST

  • Oral Roberts University
  • Scoring Experience: 23 years

Harry Whitmore, RPSGT, FAAST

  • UChicago Medicine
  • Scoring Experience: 20 years

Michael Zachek, MD

  • Co-chair of the AASM Adult Sleep ISR gold standard panel
  • Graves Gilbert Clinic Bowling Green, KY
  • Scoring Experience: 37 years