Robert C. Basner, MD, is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and is board-certified in sleep medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. He is professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Basner also serves as director of the Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Center, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and the Sleep Medicine Program; medical director of the exercise laboratory and the Cecily and Robert Harris Pulmonary Diagnostics Center; and pulmonary consultant to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Basner is internationally recognized for his research and clinical treatment of sleep illness. He completed his fellowship in the respiratory division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Basner earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He is section editor of UpToDate (Sleep Medicine), field editor of Sleep Medicine, section editor of “Sleep Breathing Disorders” and chief editor of two major medical textbooks.
For Reference: Basner, R.C. (ed): Case Studies in Polysomnography Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, 2012 (ISBN 978-1-107-01539-5; “Highly Commended” in the Neurology category of the 2013 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards); and Basner, R.C., and Parthasarathy, S. (Editors). Nocturnal Non-Invasive Ventilation: Theory, Evidence, and Clinical Practice. Springer, Science and Business Media (2014 publication).