About American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives


Sleep is recognized as essential to health.

Core Values

  • Adaptable
  • Diverse and Inclusive
  • Evidence-based
  • Innovative
  • Patient-centered
  • Visionary

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 consider a variety of opinions, experiences, and viewpoints. We welcome diversity as we work together to achieve optimal health through better sleep.


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 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals. Learn more about our AASM memberships now!


The current Bylaws of the AASM were adopted by AASM voting members in March 2019.

AASM Bylaws

Board of Directors


Kannan Ramar, MD

Kelly Carden, MD, MBA
Immediate Past President

Raman Malhotra, MD

Jennifer Martin, PhD


Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH
Eric Olson, MD Carol L. Rosen, MD James Rowley, MD
Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc

Executive Director

Steve Van Hout

Communications to the AASM 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

2018-2019 Douglas Kirsch, MD

2019-2020 Kelly Carden, MD, MBA

Volunteer Opportunities