2022/2023 Committees and Task Forces

The AASM relies on the volunteer efforts of numerous committees and task forces to move forward the mission of the organization. Below is a listing of their mandates and rosters for 2022 – 2023. Based on the AASM Conflict of Interest Policy, committee, task force and panel members are required to disclose any relevant conflicts when appointed in order to determine the appropriate management of conflicts. Any new conflicts that arise during a member’s term must also be disclosed at that time.

The annual call for volunteers has closed. To apply for future opportunities, please create a volunteer profile at engage.aasm.org. If you have questions about the volunteer process, please contact volunteer@aasm.org.

Mandate: The Accreditation Committee evaluates the existing accreditation programs and standards and supports the new accreditation model based on the current and future needs of the field of sleep medicine and the strategic priorities of the AASM. The committee will make all accreditation status decisions.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Address feedback from public comment period for the new model of accreditation and submit final standards to the AASM Board of Directors.
  2. Review and determine accreditation application status for all forms of accreditation.
  3. Review and resolve accreditation related issues.
  4. Review recommendations for an accreditation financial assistance program based on the results of the survey developed by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to collect information about accredited facilities and the populations they serve and present those recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors.

Chair: Lara Wittine, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Fady G. Jamous, MD
Alexandre R Abreu, MD, FAASM
Joseph Anderson, RST, RPSGT, CCSH, RPFT, CRT-NPS, FAAST
Adam Clark, RPSGT
Kristin Kelly-Pieper, MD
Safia Khan, MD
Shalina Manchanda, MD, FAASM
Armand Ryden, MD
Tracey Stierer, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE, FAASM
Staff: Ray Anthonijsz, Matthew Gregus
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The AASM Advocacy Committee provides nonpartisan guidance and support for the implementation of AASM policy priorities at the local, state, and federal level in the United States. The committee helps develop strategies to engage members at the local and national level in advocacy and advance the AASM Legislative and Policy Agenda with elected officials and federal agencies.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Build personal relationships with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to strengthen the AASM advocacy grassroots network.
  2. Help draft resolutions, letters, fact sheets and other communication to advance the AASM Legislative and Policy Agenda.
  3. Work with staff and AASM lobbyists to gain support in Congress and federal agencies by participating in virtual and in-person Hill visits as needed.
  4. Develop strategies to recruit other AASM members and other stakeholders and engage them in advocacy activities at the state and federal level.
  5. Work with staff and AASM lobbyists to develop strategies and identify speakers for periodic meetings of the Congressional Sleep Health Caucus.
  6. Identify and collaborate with organizations with similar goals to amplify our voice.

Chair: Vidya Krishnan MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Sally Ibrahim, MD, FAASM
Susan A Barrows, MD, FAASM
Jessica Cho, MD
Karin Johnson, MD, FAAN, FAASM
Yousaf Khan, MD
Alison S Kole, MD
Pedram Navab DO, FAASM
Feby Maria Puravath, MD
Muhammad Usama, MD
Board Liaison: Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The APSS Program Committee is a joint committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The committee shapes the annual SLEEP meeting and its content – everything from cutting-edge science to engaging speakers to beneficial education opportunities.

AASM Chair: Romy Hoque, MD, FAASM
Psychologist Reviewer: Julio Fernandez-Mendoza PhD, DBSM
Iris Perez, MD
Robert Stansbury, MD
AASM Board Liaison: James A Rowley, MD, FAASM
SRS Board Liaison: Ravi Allada, MD
SRS Chair: Rebecca Spencer, PhD
Elda Arrigioni, PhD
Christopher Depner, PhD
Dayna Johnson, PhD, MPH
Staff: Jordana Money, Thomas Heffron
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine Committee reviews advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) within the sleep medicine field. The committee provides educational information based on technological advances and the AASM’s strategic priorities to prepare our members for the clinical integration of AI. The committee works to advance the pilot AI certification program.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Monitor emerging trends and evolving AI technologies to analyze their impact on sleep medicine.
  2. Review pilot AI certification program and provide recommendations for improvement.
  3. Develop educational content (e.g., AASM website blog posts, Montage article, Sleep Medicine Trends lecture, podcast episode) to continue to inform members about advances in AI and the role of AI in sleep medicine.
  4. Provide an annual update to the AASM Board of Directors on advancements and opportunities in PSG analyses.
  5. Identify priority areas of sleep research needed in AI and submit recommendations to the AASM Foundation.

Chair: Anuja Bandyopadhyay MBBS
Vice-Chair: Azizi Seixas PhD
Consultant: Sam Rusk
Consultant: Jon S Agustsson PhD
Consultant: Daniel V Fabbri PhD
Hao Cheng, MD
Thomas P Gustafson, MD
Shahab Haghayegh, PhD
Dennis Hwang, MD
Felicia Jefferson PhD
Roneil Malkani, MD
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, FAASM
Margarita Oks, MD
Bharati Prasad, MD, MS
Ramesh Sachdeva, MD, PhD
Michael O Summers, MD, FAASM
Haoqi Sun PhD
Roneil Malkani, MD
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, FAASM
Margarita Oks, MD
Michael O Summers, MD, FAASM
Haoqi Sun PhD
Board Liaison: Emerson M Wickwire, PhD, FAASM
Staff: Matthew Anastasi, Andrew Sampson
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Lawrence Epstein, MD
Vikas Jain, MD

Alejandro Chediak, MD
Patrick Strollo, MD

Charles Bae, MD, FAASM
Jeremy A. Weingarten, MD, MBA, MS

Mandate: The Awards Advisory Panel assists the AASM Board of Directors with the annual process of selecting AASM Award recipients in a fair, equitable, and transparent manner.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. The panel will create a fair, equitable, and transparent process for selecting AASM Award recipients.
  2. The panel will select nominees for each AASM award category and provide their recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Chair: M. Safwan Badr, MD
Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM
Kannan Ramar, MD
Raman Malhotra, MD
Lara Wittine, MD
Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
Terri Weaver, PhD, RN
Staff: Christen Whittington

Mandate: The Coding and Compliance Committee evaluates changes related to new and existing CPT and HCPCS Level II codes, and code values as determined by the Relative Value Scale Update Committee [RUC] and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, policies and regulations to make recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Monitor changes to, or introduction of new, HCPCS Level II and CPT codes that are relevant to sleep medicine providers.
  2. Provide feedback on new/updated codes for sleep medicine (e.g., updates to home sleep apnea test codes, PAP download) and evaluate the potential impact of these codes.
  3. Evaluate requests to develop or support CPT code change proposals and/or partner with peer organizations to develop and submit code change proposals.
  4. Review and assess recommendations relevant to sleep medicine providers in the CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule.
  5. Develop resources for members to educate them on how to correctly code for services and properly comply with national and regional Medicare policies and other federal rules and regulations (e.g., E/M office codes, Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)).
  6. Update and maintain coding FAQs on AASM website, including developing FAQs for providers and centers which address how to handle discrepancies between the AASM hypopnea scoring criteria and CMS policy.
  7. Respond to member inquiries specific to the areas of coding and reimbursement.
  8. Assist in the development of written communication to the AASM membership regarding limitations of the PAP national coverage determination (240.4) and local coverage determination (L33718) and the impact on patient care.

Chair (RUC Advisor): Charles Bae, MD, FAASM 
Vice-Chair: Gabriela S De Bruin, MD
Consultant, RUC Alternate Advisor: Jeremy A Weingarten, MD
Consultant, CPT Alternate Advisor:  Vikas Jain MD, FAASM, CPE
Danielle Glick, MD
Ikuyo Imayama, MD
Kathleen F Sarmiento, MD, MPH
Arveity R Setty, MD, FAASM
Nikky Keer, DO
Board Liaison: Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD, FAASM
Staff: Steve McEllin, Diedra Gray
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Conflict of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel assists the Board of Directors with the annual review and implementation of the AASM COI policy in order to maintain integrity, credibility and transparency across all volunteer and elected positions of the AASM.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Impartially assess potential conflicts of interest for all individuals in volunteer and elected positions within the AASM with judiciousness and consistency as outlined in the current version of the AASM COI policy.
  2. Review the COI policy and recommend changes to the Board of Directors, if any.

Chair: Kannan Ramar, MD, FAASM
David C. Kuhlmann, MD, FAASM
Raman K. Malhotra, MD, FAASM
Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM
Alcibiades J Rodriguez, MD, FAASM
James K Wyatt PhD, FAASM
Staff: Steve Van Hout, Sherene Thomas PhD, Christen Whittington

Mandate: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee works to promote a welcoming environment within the AASM and improves diversity, equity and inclusion within membership and the field of Sleep Medicine.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Assess AASM’s membership and leadership to identify underrepresented groups and recommend strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the AASM.
  2. Identify internal and external barriers that may deter members from underrepresented groups from serving in the AASM’s leadership roles within the AASM.
  3. Develop resources that will educate AASM members and leaders on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Assist in the administration of diversity, equity & inclusion awards and scholarships.
  5. Analyze the data from the survey of accredited facilities and make recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors.
  6. Review AASM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement on an annual basis and recommend updates to the AASM Board of Directors, if needed.
  7. Identify practices within sleep medicine that contribute to health care disparities and provide strategies for members to reduce inequities.

Chair: Fauziya Hassan, MD
Vice-Chair: Anna Wani, MD
Marietta L Bibbs, RPSGT, CCSH, FAASM
Spencer Dawson, PhD
Stephen A Glazer, MD, FAASM
Pamela E Hamilton Stubbs, MD, FAASM
Lissette Jimenez Davila, MD, FAASM
Sullafa Kadura, MD, MBA
Venu Komakula, MD, MPH
William Martin, PsyD, MPH, MSc
Christopher Pham, DO
Luis Quintero, DO, MPH
Omesh Toolsie, MD
Board Liaison: Eric J Olson, MD, FAASM
Staff: Jetaun Mallett, Mariam Owodele
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Education Committee proposes and develops educational programs, initiatives and products that meet the educational needs of the AASM membership and their patients.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Review and assess the efficacy of all AASM education products and update, as necessary, those out of alignment with current standards and guidelines and those that can be improved or enhanced.
  2. Identify gaps in sleep educational resources for sleep clinicians, sleep team members and other sleep medicine stakeholders (e.g., other medical specialties, surgical specialties) and develop resources as necessary.
  3. Identify and recommend opportunities to collaborate with other professional societies to develop an educational program or resource to support workforce development.
  4. Review submissions for the Trainee Investigator Awards.
  5. Approve CME hours for live and on-demand educational materials.
  6. Collaborate with the Lifelong Learning Development Committee to develop resources that educate physicians on trends and advancements in sleep medicine.

Chair: Meghna P Mansukhani, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Alejandra C Lastra, MD
Samiya F Ahmad, MD
Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, DABP, RPSGT, CBSM, DBSM
Swapan A Dholakia, MD, FAASM
David Ingram, MD
Samavedam Krishna, MD, FAASM
Michael Mak, MD, FRCPC
Camilla K Matthews, MD
Syeda S Munir, MD
John G Park, MD, FAASM
Jack Peltz, Ph.D.
Violet Robb, MSN
Stephanie M Stahl, MD
Kanta Velamuri, MD
Board Liaison: James A Rowley, MD, FAASM
Staff: Esther Eccleston
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Emerging Technology Committee monitors and evaluates emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine. This committee is responsible for developing AASM member resources that provide information and analysis on emerging consumer and clinical sleep technology and potential ways to incorporate this technology into clinical practice, when/if appropriate.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Monitor emerging trends and evolving consumer and clinical technologies and analyze their impact on sleep medicine.
  2. Develop additional new technology assessment reports while reviewing and updating existing reports on a regular basis.
  3. Develop educational resources for members that include guidance on the use of the highest-prioritized technologies (e.g., Montage content, webinars, podcast episodes, etc.).
  4. Gather more information from industry and communicate to the AASM Board of Directors about potential opportunities to advance sleep care.

Chair: Maryann Deak, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Sharon L Schutte-Rodin, MD, Diplomate ABSM, CBSM, FAASM
Consultant: Ambrose Chiang, MD
Kelly G Baron PhD, MPH
Julie Baughn, MD
Arvina Chandrakantan, MD
Sumit Bhargava, MD
Makayla Cordoza, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Kevin Gipson, MD
Michael Grandner, PhD MTR
Steven Holfinger, MD, MS
Evin Jerkins, DO
Jen N Miller PhD, APRN-NP
Ruchir P Patel, MD
Dulip Ratnasoma MD
Matthew Viereck, MD
Eric Yeh, MD
Board Liaison: Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD, FAASM
Staff: Lynn Celmer, Kate Robards
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Guidelines Advisory Panel (GAP) oversees the clinical practice guideline (CPG) and Clinical Guidance Statement (CGS) development processes, ensures there is consistency across AASM documents, approves key steps in the development of these documents, and makes recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors about approval to post these documents for public comment period and to publish.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Serve as liaisons to all of the CPG and CGS task forces in order to facilitate communication between the task forces and the GAP and ensure consistency across projects.
  2. Work with staff in identifying potential Chairs and task force members for all CPG and CGS projects.
  3. Approve the final project charter for all CPGs, ensuring that the PICO questions adhere to the format and scope outlined in the AASM Practice Guidelines
  4. Development Handbook and that any revisions or clarifications requested by the AASM Board of Directors or Executive Committee are made.
  5. Approve CPG Progress Report #1, ensuring that the project is progressing according to the project charter, and that the evidence identified by the task force is sufficient to warrant continued development of the CPG.
  6. Review and provide feedback (if any) on the following documents before they are submitted to the AASM Board of Directors or Executive Committee for approval: CPG Preliminary Project Charter, CPG Progress Report #2, CGS Project Charter, documents to be posted for public comment period, CPG/Systematic Review and CGS documents for approval to publish. Approve any edits to the CPG, systematic review, or CGS documents requested by the AASM Board of Directors or Executive Committee.
  7. Monitor patient involvement in the clinical practice guideline development process and recommend changes, if needed, to most effectively utilize patient input and align with best practices in the guideline development field.
  8. Provide recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors for criteria that should be used when reviewing endorsement requests from external organizations.Review and make recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors or Executive Committee for requests submitted to the AASM for endorsement of or collaboration on practice standards documents.
  9. Update the AASM Practice Guideline Development Handbook as needed.
  10. Provide recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors for the prioritization of guideline projects.

Chair: R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS FAASM
Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH FAASM
Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
Rochelle S Zak, MD FAASM
Staff: Sherene Thomas PhD, Uzma Kazmi
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Hypopnea Scoring Rule Task Force will create strategies for adoption and implementation of the AASM RECOMMENDED adult hypopnea scoring criteria amongst members, payers and devices manufacturers.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Develop and submit strategies to the AASM Board of Directors for how to communicate to and prepare all accredited sleep facilities to use the AASM RECOMMENDED adult hypopnea scoring rule, taking into consideration development of educational resources for members and the implementation timeline for members and diagnostic device manufacturers. (COMPLETE)
  2. Identify gaps in research that would strengthen the evidence base for utilizing the AASM RECOMMENDED adult scoring rule for hypopneas/arousal-based scoring that can be recommended as potential topic areas for research awards through the AASM Foundation. (COMPLETE)
  3. Develop and submit a plan to the AASM Board of Directors for how to approach the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about aligning terminology, definitions and scoring criteria in their diagnostic testing policy with the AASM Scoring Manual (e.g., REI for home sleep apnea tests, definition of RDI, AASM RECOMMENDED scoring rule for hypopneas).

Chair: Richard B Berry, MD, FAASM
Alexandre R Abreu, MD, FAASM
Vidya Krishnan, MD, FAASM
Stuart F Quan, MD, FAASM
Patrick J Strollo Jr, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: Raman K Malhotra, MD, FAASM
Staff: Sherene Thomas PhD
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The ICSD-3 Revision Task Force will evaluate whether updates are needed for the ICSD-3 and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Review the ICSD-3 and develop a project charter which gives an overview of how the ICSD-3 will be reviewed, a timeline and suggests content experts that would review and propose updates for each chapter. (COMPLETE)
  2. Implement and oversee the review process and submit recommendations for revisions to Board of Directors for approval.
  3. Review the literature and potentially propose text updates.

Chair: Michael J Sateia, MD, FAASM
Ronald D Chervin, MD, FAASM
Kiran P Maski, MD
Susheel P Patil, MD, PhD, FAASM
Board Liaison: James A Rowley, MD, FAASM
Staff: Uzma Kazmi, Sherene Thomas PhD
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Innovative Fellowship Models Advisory Panel oversees implementation of the ACGME Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) proposals.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Monitor the progress of the ACGME AIRE proposals and work with the ACGME during the pilot period.
  2. Oversee implementation of approved AIRE proposals.
  3. Act as the review committee for the pilot programs.
  4. Monitor and review applications for the upcoming year.
  5. Review outcomes of the pilot and provide recommendations to the AASM Board regarding transition the innovative fellowship models pilot to an established and utilized program.

Chair: David T Plante, MD, PhD, FAASM
Barry G Fields, MD, FAASM
Divya Gupta, MD, FAASM
Meena S Khan, MD
Ilene M Rosen, MD, FAASM
Ian D Weir DO, FAASM
Board Liaison: Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH FAASM
Staff: Lawrence J Epstein, MD, FAASM, Sally Podolski
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Lifelong Learning Development Committee develops educational resources related to lifelong learning in the field of sleep medicine, including the sleep medicine in-training examination and maintenance of certification (MOC) products.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Update the sleep medicine in-training examination to ensure that it accurately reflects the content areas of the sleep medicine certification examination and oversee the process that ensures the exam is valid and reliable.
  2. Develop and update MOC self-assessment exams to ensure they align with current standards and guidelines.
  3. Evaluate question performance in MOC self-assessment exams and replace poorly performing questions to ensure a high-quality learning experience.
  4. Develop and update references and/or rationale for questions in the AASM item bank where they are currently absent or outdated.
  5. Collaborate with the Education Committee to develop resources that educate physicians on trends and advancements in sleep medicine.

Chair: Robert J Thomas, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Rachel S Darken, MD, PhD, FAASM
Kanika Bagai, MD, FAASM
Michelle Carabello, MD
Katharina D Graw-Panzer, MD
Gita Gupta, MD, MS
Karen A Hentschel-Franks DO
Sajid Hussain, MD
Annamaria Iakovou, MD
Michelle Kanney, MD
Elias Karroum, MD, PhD
Seema Rani, MD
Jennifer L Marsella, MD
Alok Sachdeva, MD
Ninotchka Sigua, MD
Eric Sklar, MD
Suzanne Stevens, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: James A Rowley, MD, FAASM
Staff: Alyssa Ebersole
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Payer Policy Review Committee develops and maintains resources based on AASM publications for payers to use when updating or establishing sleep-specific policies.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Communicate with payers to encourage correct interpretation and adoption of AASM recommendations.
  2. Create and maintain public online scorecards to show committee assessments of which payers policies align with the Adult Diagnostic Testing for OSA Clinical Practice Guideline.
  3. Develop a strategy to advocate for appropriate payer coverage for the treatment of insomnia (pharmacologic, behavioral, and psychological).
  4. Review private payer policy alignment with the AASM Recommended hypopnea scoring criteria, encourage adoption of Recommended scoring criteria and communicate to members whether private payer policies allow using the Recommended scoring criteria.
  5. Develop a strategy to advocate for appropriate payer coverage of medications for patients with hypersomnia.
  6. Draft a template letter for members and patients to use when advocating for alignment of the payer policy with the AASM Recommended hypopnea scoring criteria.
  7. Review private payer policies to see if they require accreditation for sleep facilities and advocate for the inclusion of this requirement in order to ensure high quality patient care.
  8. Track and review member concerns specific to payer policy issues and respond, as necessary.

Chair: Kunwar P Vohra, MD, MBA, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Lynn A D’Andrea, MD, FAASM
Consultant: Peter C Gay, MD, FAASM
Ann Augustine, MD
Radhika S Breaden, MD
Stacey Ishman, MD
Bhanu Prakash Kolla, MD, FAASM
Christina McCrae, PhD, FAASM
Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nawab, MD, FCCP
Paul Raymond, MD
Alexander Sy, MD, MBA, FAASM
Board Liaison: Emerson M Wickwire, PhD, FAASM
Staff: Diedra Gray, Steve McEllin
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The AASM Political Action Committee Advisory Panel leaders serve as ambassadors for the PAC by encouraging member engagement, providing strategic counsel to guide fundraising activities, and supporting AASM advocacy initiatives.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Represent the PAC at AASM events (e.g., SLEEP, Sleep Medicine Trends), educate members about the importance of legislative advocacy, and urge them to make contributions to the PAC.
  2. Assist staff in the development of a comprehensive fundraising and communications strategy that expands member engagement and grows contributions to the PAC.
  3. Review staff recommendations for PAC distributions to legislative campaigns.

Chair: Rafael Pelayo, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Sameh Morkous, MD,FAAP, FAAN,FAASM
Sharadamani Anandan, MD
Anuj Chandra, MD, FAASM
Jocelyn Cheng, MD
Beverly Fang, MD
Vinod Jona, MD
Dimitrios Kantas, MD
Neeraj Kaplish, MD
Sonia Malik, MD
Subhendu Rath, MD
David Rosen, MD
Arveity R Setty, MD, FAASM
Michael E Yurcheshen, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: David C Kuhlmann, MD, FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The AASM Public Awareness Advisory Committee provides medical expertise/clinical insight and participates in public awareness activities to promote greater public recognition that sleep is essential to health.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Provide medical expertise, clinical insight, and feedback in reviewing the materials developed for the public awareness strategies of the AASM.
  2. Assist in identifying opportunities, audiences, and topics for new public awareness initiatives.
  3. Participate as needed in media interviews and social media initiatives — such as Twitter chats and Facebook Live broadcasts — and other public awareness events organized by the AASM, including activities related to annual designations such as World Sleep Day in March, Insomnia Awareness Night in June, Student Sleep Health Week in September, and Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in November.
  4. Help raise awareness that sleep is essential to health by drafting letters to the editor, editorials, or commentaries for local and national news publications.
  5. Recommend episode ideas for targeted podcasts to secure speaking engagements that will raise sleep awareness among a wide audience of listeners.
  6. Identify and implement strategies to raise sleep awareness among other provider groups (e.g., primary care) and provide sleep-related resources for them in collaboration with the Education Committee.
  7. Review Sleep Education content as needed to ensure it is current and accurate while upholding principles of health literacy.
  8. Identify and partner with other organizations to amplify our reach.
  9. Review submissions for the High School Video Contest.
  10. Review the AASM’s Choosing Wisely statements annually and recommend potential revisions or additions to the AASM Board of Directors, as needed.

Chair: Seema Khosla, MD, FAASM
David Bishop LCSW
Amita Goyal, MD
Shelley Hershner, MD, FAASM
Reeba Mathew, MD
Andrea Matsumura, MD
Anne M Morse DO
John Saito, MD
Rafael J Sepulveda, MD
Imran Shaikh, MD
Board Liaison: Carol L Rosen, MD, FAASM
Staff: Sarah Hashmi, Corinne Lederhouse
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Public Safety Committee identifies safety risks related to sleep, fatigue and circadian misalignment and develops strategies to advocate for and promote improved regulatory oversight, awareness, alertness, and overall safety.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Monitor regulatory agencies’ actions, state and federal legislation, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations, new research publications, Food and Drug Administration actions, and news reports for safety updates related to sleep and fatigue.
  2. Draft responses from the AASM when federal agencies or other organizations issue safety notices requesting public comments on issues related to sleep and fatigue.
  3. Help shape public opinion on safety issues related to sleep and fatigue by drafting letters, letters to the editor, editorials, commentaries and/or position statements.
  4. Develop resources to educate members about safety topics such as drowsy driving, school start times, burnout, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and fatigue in the transportation industry.
  5. Represent the AASM at relevant conferences and events related to sleep, fatigue, and public safety.

Chair: Shannon S Sullivan, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Muhammad Rishi, MD
Consultant: Michael W Berneking, MD, FAASM
Jairo H Barrantes MD
Raj Bhui, MD
Jocelyn Cheng, MD
Jennifer Creamer, MD
Gautam Ganguly, MD, FAASM
Vaishnavi Kundel, MD
Amy Licis, MD
Olatunji S Olaoye, MD
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD
Andrew Spector, MD
Abigail R Strang, MD
Board Liaison: Eric J Olson, MD, FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht, Sarah Hashmi
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Quality Measures Task Force supports the development, maintenance and implementation of sleep-specific quality measures and a qualified clinical data registry to track and improve quality of care and increase member participation in national quality reporting programs.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Review the existing AASM quality measure portfolio.
  2. Identify gaps in measurement to determine whether additional measures should be developed.
  3. Prioritize AASM measures for implementation in the Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). (COMPLETE)
  4. Review the draft data dictionaries for all measures selected for implementation in the QCDR.
  5. Work with the selected registry vendor to develop a test plan to demonstrate feasibility and scientific acceptability of the measures.

Chair: Robin M. Lloyd, MD, FAASM
Ryan A Donald, MD
William J. Healy, MD
Mithri R. Junna, MD
Daniel S Lewin, PhD, Diplomate Emeritus, ABDSM
Amee Revana, DO
Sharon L Schutte-Rodin, MD, Diplomate ABSM, CBSM, FAASM
Board Liaison: Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
Staff: Diedra Gray, Sherene Thomas PhD
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Scoring Manual Committee reviews the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, provides clarifications of the scoring rules, and recommends necessary updates to ensure it is current with AASM publications and policies, while addressing the evolution of sleep testing technology.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Submit recommendations for changes to be included in Scoring Manual 3 to the Board of Directors.
  2. Review current literature about scoring, testing reliability, and new sleep testing technology and submit recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors, as necessary.
  3. Update the AASM Scoring Manual FAQ document as needed.
  4. Respond to member inquiries about the AASM Scoring Manual.

Chair: Matthew M Troester DO, FAASM
Vice-Chair: David T. Plante, MD, PhD, FAASM
Consultant: Richard B Berry, MD, FAASM
Mohammed S Alzoubaidi, MBBS
Anuja Bandyopadhyay MBBS
Kristina Davis, RST, RPSGT
Matthew Ebben, PhD, RPSGT, FAASM
Younghoon Kwon, MD
Syeda S Munir, MD
Alcibiades J Rodriguez, MD, FAASM
Scott Ryals, MD, FAASM
Jennifer So, MD
Board Liaison: Eric J Olson, MD, FAASM
Staff: Sherene Thomas PhD
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Directors Council (SMFDC) Steering Committee recommends and develops resources to support sleep medicine fellowship programs and program directors.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Develop and facilitate an annual forum and two to three Faculty Development Workshops for Program Directors at the SLEEP meeting.
  2. Manage existing content and develop new content as needed for the fellow section of the AASM Choose Sleep website.
  3. Strategize ways to strengthen the quality, diversity, and increase the number of individuals entering sleep medicine fellowships and bring recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  4. Support the Sleep Medicine Match and ensure that all programs adhere to the All-In Policy.
  5. Develop and distribute materials that assist programs in meeting ACGME requirements, including facilitating monthly webinars for sleep medicine fellows (September-May).
  6. Develop and facilitate an educational course for the next year’s incoming sleep medicine fellows.

Chair: Glen P Greenough, MD, FAASM
Montserrat Diaz-Abad, MD
Muna Irfan, MD, FAASM
Scott Kutscher, MD
Joyce Lee-Iannotti, MD, FAASM
Iris A Perez, MD
Board Liaison: Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE, FAASM
Staff: Sally Podolski
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist Education Committee recommends and develops educational content that is critical for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists working in AASM-accredited sleep facilities.

Goals for 2022/2023:

  1. Develop an educational track for SLEEP 2023 for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists.
  2. Evaluate the AASM’s current educational resources for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists and recommend educational resources to fill any gaps.
  3. Develop an educational resource for sleep technologists focusing on pediatrics (e.g., preparation for the BRPT Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam).
  4. Develop resources to help sleep technologists prepare for their registry exams (including comparing AASM resources to the RPSGT Exam Blueprint).

Chair: Michelle T Cao DO, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Christopher R. Hope, MD, MHA
Michael G Bonacum, DO, FACP
Joseph W Castillo RST, RPSGT, CCSH
Emily Evans, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Kelly W. Gladden, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH
Kevin Kaplan, MD
Caroline Okorie, MD
Jared Rice, M.Ed, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPSGT
Russell Rozensky, MS, RT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, CPFT, CCSH
Mark Spiceland, RPSGT
Kanta Velamuri, MD
Saiprakash B Venkateshiah, MD, FAASM
Christina Zhang, MD
Board Liaison: David C Kuhlmann, MD, FAASM
Staff: Kathleen Fitzgerald
President: Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio