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About American Academy of Sleep Medicine

AASM Vision

Achieving optimal health through better sleep

AASM Mission

The AASM improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards.

Diversity and Inclusion

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes that the diversity of its community – including leadership, staff, members and volunteers – is a necessary component of the AASM’s mission to improve sleep health and promote high quality, patient-centered care for all people. We are devoted to maintaining an inclusive space by respecting, valuing and celebrating our unique attributes, backgrounds, and perspectives. To build a strong community, AASM strives to bring a wide-range of individuals together to ensure that all opinions, experiences, and viewpoints are considered. We welcome diversity as we work together to achieve optimal health through better sleep.

History

Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.

As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research.  The AASM has a combined membership of 10,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals.

Bylaws

The current Bylaws of the AASM were adopted by AASM voting members in August 2018.

AASM Bylaws

Board of Directors

Officers

Douglas Kirsch, MD
President
dkirsch@aasm.org

Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MS
Immediate Past President

Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA
President-Elect

Raman Malhotra, MD
Secretary/Treasurer

Directors

R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS David Kristo, MD Jennifer Martin, PhD
Eric Olson, MD Kannan Ramar, MD Carol L. Rosen, MD
James Rowley, MD Anita V. Shelgikar, MD

Executive Director

Steve Van Hout

Communications to the Board of Directors may be directed to the national office at contact@aasm.org.

1975–1987 William C. Dement, MD, PhD

1987–1988 Thomas Roth, PhD

1988–1989 Philip R. Westbrook, MD

1989–1990 Howard R. Roffwarg, MD

1990–1991 Jon F. Sassin, MD

1991–1992 James K. Walsh, PhD

1992–1993 Mark W. Mahowald, MD

1993–1994 Meir H. Kryger, MD

1994–1995 Paul A. Fredrickson, MD

1995–1996 June M. Fry, MD, PhD

1996–1997  David P. White, MD

1997–1998  Wolfgang W. Schmidt-Nowara, MD

1998–1999 Gihan A. Kader, MD

1999–2000 Stuart F. Quan, MD

2000–2001 Daniel J. Buysse, MD

2001–2002 John W. Shepard, Jr., MD

2002–2003 Andrew  L.  Chesson,  Jr.,  MD

2003–2004 Conrad Iber, MD

2004–2005 Michael J. Sateia, MD

2005–2006 Lawrence J. Epstein, MD

2006–2007 Michael H. Silber, MBChB

2007–2008 Alejandro D. Chediak, MD

2008–2009 Mary Susan Esther, MD

2009–2010 Clete Kushida, MD, PhD

2010–2011 Patrick Strollo Jr., MD

2011–2012 Nancy Collop, MD

2012–2013 Sam Fleishman, MD

2013–2014 M. Safwan Badr, MD

2014–2015 Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

2015–2016 Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, MS

2016-2017 Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS

2017-2018 Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MS

Committees
Volunteer Opportunities