President’s Report

Sleep medicine physician Dr. Kelly CardenKelly Carden, MD, MBA, is the 2019 — 2020 president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

An AASM member since 2004, Dr. Carden has served on the board of directors since 2013, was secretary/treasurer from 2015 – 2018, and served a one-year term as president-elect from 2018 – 2019. With an interest in health policy, she also has served in multiple ways to help address practice management issues related to coding and reimbursement. She was a member and vice-chair of the Health Care Policy Committee and chair of the Coding and Compliance Committee, and she was the AASM advisor to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Carden is a practicing sleep physician with Saint Thomas Medical Partners – Sleep Specialists in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Carden provides reports to the membership following the quarterly meetings of the AASM board of directors. She can be reached at