President’s Report

sleep physician Dr. Kannan RamarKannan Ramar, MBBS, MD, is the 2020— 2021 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). A member of the AASM since 2006, Dr. Ramar is a sleep medicine physician at the Center for Sleep Medicine and a professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he serves as the safety officer for Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and as the assistant dean of clinical learning environment optimization (CLEO) through the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. He previously served as the education chair for the division and program director of the pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship programs. Dr. Ramar also serves on the board of directors of the AASM Foundation, American Board of Sleep Medicine, and Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety.

Dr. Ramar provides regular messages to the membership about current initiatives and developments. He can be reached at