2023/2024 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 2023 – 2024. 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 is open. To apply for volunteer opportunities, please create a volunteer profile at engage.aasm.org. You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 29. If you have questions about the volunteer process, please contact volunteer@aasm.org.

Mandate: To assist in the planning and development of material and events to celebrate AASM’s 50th anniversary in 2025.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Develop ideas for resources, materials, or events to celebrate AASM’s 50th anniversary.
  2. Conduct interviews with or about former AASM leaders and people influential in the development of sleep medicine.
  3. Write a History of AASM special article for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Chair: Lawrence Epstein, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Ilene Rosen, MD, FAASM
Mary Carskadon, PhD
Nancy Collop, MD, FAASM
Lourdes DelRosso, MD, PhD, FAASM
Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, FAASM
Seema Khosla, MD, FAASM
Meir Kryger, MD, FAASM
Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM
Raman Malhotra, MD, FAASM
Judith Owens, MD, MPH, FAASM
Thomas Roth, PhD, FAASM
Board Liaison: David C. Kuhlmann MD, FAASM
Staff: Steve Van Hout, Thomas Heffron, Jetaun Mallett
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Accreditation Committee evaluates the existing accreditation programs and standards and provides recommendations related to accreditation 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 2023/2024:

  1. Review and determine accreditation application status for all forms of accreditation.
  2. Review and resolve accreditation related issues.
  3. Identify barriers to AASM accreditation for integrated managed care organizations and recommend strategies to address the barriers.
  4. Provide feedback to accreditation staff on issues impacting accredited facilities.
  5. Identify barriers to AASM accreditation for rural communities and recommend strategies to address the barriers.

Chair: Fady G. Jamous, MD
Vice-Chair: Safia Khan, MD
Adam Clark, RPSGT
Kristin Kelly-Pieper, MD
Seema Khosla, MD
Patricia A. Ramos, RPGST
John D. Roehrs, MD
Armand Ryden, MD
Tracey Stierer, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH
Staff: Ray Anthonijsz, Matthew Gregus
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  1. Build personal relationships with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government to strengthen the AASM advocacy grassroots network.
  2. Review AASM advocacy resources and help draft resolutions, letters, fact sheets and other communication to advance the AASM Legislative and Policy Agenda.
  3. Collaborate with the AASM Board of Directors on setting advocacy priorities
  4. 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.
  5. Develop strategies to recruit other AASM members and other stakeholders and engage them in advocacy activities at the state and federal level.
  6. Work with staff and AASM lobbyists to develop strategies and identify speakers for periodic meetings of the Congressional Sleep Health Caucus.
  7. Identify and collaborate with organizations with similar advocacy priorities to amplify our voice.

Chair: Vidya Krishnan MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Sally Ibrahim, MD, FAASM
Jessica Cho, MD
Ashtaad Dalal, MD
Karin Johnson, MD, FAAN, FAASM
Alison S. Kole, MD
Beth Malow, MD, FAASM
Bianca Stewart, MD
Kunwar P. Vohra, MD, MBA, FAASM
Kin M. Yuen, MD, MS, FAASM
Board Liaison: Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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: Elaine M. Boland, PhD
Alberto Ramos, MD, FAASM
Iris Perez, MD
Robert Stansbury, MD
AASM Board Liaison: Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
SRS Board Liaison: Philip Gehrman, PhD
SRS Chair: Rebecca Spencer, PhD
Sara Aton, PhD
Anne-Marie Chang, PhD
Dayna Johnson, PhD, MPH
Staff: Jordana Money, Thomas Heffron
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  1. Monitor emerging trends and evolving AI technologies to analyze their impact on sleep medicine.
  2. Monitor pilot autoscoring certification program and provide suggestions for improvements.
  3. Assist staff in the development of a proposal for full PSG autoscoring certification.
  4. 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.
  5. Identify priority areas of sleep research needed in AI and submit recommendations to the AASM Foundation.

Chair: Anuja Bandyopadhyay MBBS
Vice-Chair: Margarita Oks, MD
Shahab Haghayegh, PhD
Mohammadreza Hajipour, PhD
Dennis Hwang, MD
Felicia Jefferson PhD
Maninder Kalra, MD, FAASM
Roneil Malkani, MD
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, FAASM
Bharati Prasad, MD, MS
Akhil Raghuram, MD
Ramesh Sachdeva, MD, PhD
Board Liaison: Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD, FAASM
Staff: Matthew Anastasi, Andrew Sampson
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, MBA, CAE, Ex officio

Lawrence Epstein, MD
Vikas Jain, MD

Patrick Strollo, MD
Kelly Carden, 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 2023/2024:

  1. Select nominees for each AASM award category and provide their recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors.
  2. Discuss and propose new ideas for recognizing important contributions to the field of sleep medicine.
  3. Identify barriers preventing award nominations and recommend strategies to address those barriers.

Chair: M. Safwan Badr, MD
Madeleine Grigg-Damberger, MD
Raman Malhotra, MD, FAASM
Jennifer L Martin, PhD, FAASM
James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM
Terri Weaver, PhD, RN
Lara Wittine, MD
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 2023/2024:

  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. Provide feedback on 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.
  7. Respond to member inquiries specific to the areas of coding and reimbursement.
  8. Provide feedback on a draft request for reconsideration that addresses limitations of the PAP national coverage determination (240.4) and local coverage determination (L33718) and their 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
Kelly C. Byars, PsyD, ABPP, DBSM
Danielle Glick, MD
Ikuyo Imayama, MD
Kathleen F. Sarmiento, MD, MPH
Arveity R. Setty, MD, FAASM
Shannon S. Sullivan, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: David C. Kuhlmann MD, FAASM
Staff: Diedra Gray
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Conflict of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel assists the AASM 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 2023/2024:

  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
Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg MD
David C. Kuhlmann, 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 and improves diversity, equity and inclusion within AASM membership and the field of sleep medicine.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Assess AASM’s membership and leadership to identify underrepresented groups and recommend strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the AASM.
  2. Make recommendations to improve engagement with underrepresented groups based on the DEI annual report.
  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. Review AASM’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement on an annual basis and recommend updates to the AASM Board of Directors, if needed.
  6. 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
Alicia Chung, Ed.D.
Spencer Dawson, PhD
Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FAASM
Pamela Hamilton Stubbs, MD, FAASM
Lissette Jimenez Davila, MD, FAASM
Sullafa Kadura, MD, MBA
William Martin, PsyD, MPH, MSc
Christopher Pham, DO
Luis Quintero, DO, MPH
Board Liaison: Jennifer L. Martin, PhD, FAASM
Staff: Jetaun Mallett, Mariam Owodele
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Education Committee contributes to the development of educational programs, initiatives and products that meet the needs of the field of sleep medicine.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Review AASM education products and update, as necessary, those out of alignment with current standards and guidelines and those nearing CME credit expiration.
  2. Serve as subject matter experts in the development of educational resources for sleep clinicians, sleep team members and other sleep medicine stakeholders (e.g., other medical specialties).
  3. Review submissions for the Trainee Investigator Awards.
  4. Approve CME hours for live and on-demand educational materials.
  5. Evaluate questions flagged by users of AASM question-based products and replace (by editing or rewriting) poorly performing questions to ensure a high-quality learning experience.

Chair: Alejandra C. Lastra, MD
Vice-Chair: Stephanie M. Stahl, MD
Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, DABP, RPSGT, CBSM, DBSM
Gwynne D. Church, MD, FAASM
Gautam Ganguly, MD, FAASM
Matt Haley, MD
Meena S. Khan, MD, FAASM
Samavedam Krishna, MD, FAASM
Edward C. Mader, MD, FAASM
Michael Mak, MD, FRCPC
Reeba Mathew, MD
Syeda S. Munir, MD
Jack Peltz, PhD
Violet Robb, DNP
Stephanie M Stahl, MD
Board Liaison: Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg MD
Staff: Esther Eccleston
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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: Sharon L Schutte-Rodin, MD, Diplomate ABSM, CBSM, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Ambrose Chiang, MD
Julie Baughn, MD
Makayla Cordoza, PhD, RN, CCRN-K
Michael Faulx, MD
Kevin Gipson, MD
Michael Grandner, PhD MTR
Evin Jerkins, DO
Shalini Paruthi, MD
Ruchir P. Patel, MD
Dulip Ratnasoma MD
Sachin Shah, MD, MS in BME
Edwin M. Valladares, MS, RST, RPSGT
Christine Won, MD
Eric Yeh, MD
Board Liaison: Eric J. Olson, MD, FAASM
Staff: Lynn Celmer, Kate Robards
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: Review Fellow standing applications and recommend those who should be approved and declined.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Review the Fellow standing applications and provide approval for the 2024 membership year.
  2. Evaluate and refine the application review process.

Chair: Nancy Collop, MD, FAASM
Kunal Agarwal, MD, FAASM
Swapan A. Dholakia, MD, FAASM
Zeyad Morcos, MD, FAASM
Vincent Mysliwiec, MD, FAASM
Carol L. Rosen, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM
Staff: Nicole Casas, Mariam Owodele
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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 Guideline Development Handbook and that any revisions or clarifications requested by the AASM Board of Directors or Executive Committee are made.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Provide recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors for criteria that should be used when reviewing endorsement requests from external organizations.
  8. 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
Vice Chair: Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH FAASM
Susheel P. Patil, MD, PhD, FAASM
Carol L. Rosen, MD, FAASM
Mandeep Singh, MBBS, MD
Staff: Sherene Thomas PhD, Uzma Kazmi
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Innovative Fellowship Models Task Force oversees implementation of the ACGME Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) proposals until completion of the pilot program.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  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. Review outcomes of the pilot and provide recommendations to the AASM Board regarding transition from 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: Alexandre R. Abreu, MD, FAASM
Staff: Lawrence J Epstein, MD, FAASM, Sally Podolski
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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 with the goal of using performance on the sleep medicine in-training exam to predict performance on the initial sleep medicine certification exam.
  2. Develop and update MOC self-assessment exams to ensure they align with current standards and guidelines.

Chair: Robert J Thomas, MD, FAASM
Vice-Chair: Rachel S Darken, MD, PhD, FAASM
Michelle Caraballo, MD
Anupama Devara, MD
Glen P. Greenough, MD
Karen A Hentschel-Franks DO
Annamaria Iakovou, MD
David Ingram, MD, MHPE
Camilla K. Matthews, MD
Seema Rani, MD
Harish S. Rao, MD, MRCPCH
James W. Roy, MD, PhD
Alok Sachdeva, MD
Malvika Sharma, MD
Ninotchka Sigua, MD
Board Liaison: Alexandre R. Abreu, MD, FAASM
Staff: Alyssa Ebersole
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  1. Communicate with payers to encourage correct interpretation and adoption of AASM recommendations.
  2. Continue to advocate for appropriate payer coverage of medications for patients with hypersomnia.
  3. 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.
  4. Monitor payer engagement with actigraphy reimbursement campaign and suggest modifications to communications, if needed.
  5. Draft comments to payer requests for feedback on new or updated coverage policies.
  6. Track and review member concerns specific to payer policy issues and respond, as necessary.

Chair: Paul Raymond, MD
Vice-Chair: Ann Augustine, MD
Radhika S Breaden, MD
David Cohen, MD
Susheela Hadigal, MD
Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nawab, MD, FCCP
Narayan Neupane, MD
Suzanne Stevens, MD, FAASM
Christopher Williams, MD
Board Liaison: Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD, FAASM
Staff: Diedra Gray
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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
Innessa M. Donskoy, MD
Vinod Jona, MD
Dimitrios Kantas, MD
Neeraj Kaplish, MD
Colleen G. Lance, MD
Sonia Malik, MD
Subhendu Rath, MD
Arveity R. Setty, MD, FAASM
Michael E. Yurcheshen, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: Emerson M. Wickwire PhD, FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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: Muhammad Rishi, MD
Vice-Chair: Jocelyn Cheng, MD
Consultant: Michael W. Berneking, MD, FAASM
Consultant: Erin E. Flynn-Evans, PhD, MPH
Amara Emenike, MD
Amy Licis, MD
Andrew M. Namen, MD, FAASM, FCCP
Pedram Navab, DO, FAASM
Olatunji S. Olaoye, MD
Kathy Sexton-Radek, PhD
Andrew Spector, MD
Abigail R. Strang, MD
Tammy Wong, MD
April Wright, MD
Board Liaison: Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH, FAASM
Staff: Eric Albrecht, Sarah Hashmi
President: James A. Rowley, MD, 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 2023/2024:

  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, T’Auna Crawford
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Matthew M Troester DO, FAASM
David T. Plante, MD, PhD, FAASM
Richard B Berry, MD, FAASM

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 2023/2024:

  1. Develop and facilitate an annual forum and two to three Faculty Development Workshops for Program Directors.
  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 number of individuals entering sleep medicine fellowships and bring recommendations to the AASM 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: Michelle Zeidler, MD, FAASM
Montserrat Diaz-Abad, MD
Joyce Lee-Iannotti, MD, FAASM
Iris A. Perez, MD
Lauren A. Tobias, MD
Michael E. Yurcheshen, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: Alexandre R. Abreu, MD, FAASM
Staff: Sally Podolski
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist Education Committee contributes to the development of educational content that is critical for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists working in AASM-accredited sleep facilities.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Develop an educational track for SLEEP 2024 for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists.
  2. Serve as subject matter experts in the development of educational resources for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists.
  3. Develop content for the Choose Sleep section of the AASM website to help recruit new sleep technologists to join the field.
  4. Develop an educational resource for sleep technologists focusing on pediatrics (e.g., preparation for the BRPT Pediatric Sleep Certificate Exam).
  5. 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
Consultant: Saiprakash B. Venkateshiah, MD, FAASM
Amber Allen, BA, AAS, RPSGT, RST, CCSH (BRPT Representative)
Michael G. Bonacum, DO, FACP
Matthew R. Ebben, PhD, RPSGT, FAASM
Lisa M. Endee, MPH, RRT-SDS, RPSGT
Emily Evans, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Kevin Kaplan, MD
Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH (AAST Representative)
Caroline Okorie, MD
Russell Rozensky, MS, RT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, CPFT, CCSH
Ashima S. Sahni, MD
Alberto Santos, MD
Mark Spiceland, RPSGT
Kanta Velamuri, MD
Christina Zhang, MD
Board Liaison: David C. Kuhlmann, MD, FAASM
Staff: Kathleen Fitzgerald, Kristin Cuzzone
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio

Mandate: The Sleep Technologist Shortage Presidential Committee is to uncover factors contributing to the sleep technologist shortage, build awareness around the problem, and recommend solutions to correct the shortage.

Goals for 2023/2024:

  1. Identify barriers that contributed to the sleep technologist shortage and continue to hinder sleep technologists from entering the field and staying in it.
  2. Propose recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors to help rebuild the sleep technologist workforce.
  3. Create opportunities for collaboration between AASM, AAST, BRPT, and CoA-PSG.
  4. Propose strategies to disseminate the results of the committee’s work.

Chair: Christopher Hope, MD, MHA, FAASM
Amber Allen, BA, AAS, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Lisa Endee, MPH, RRT-SDS, RPSGT
Laree Fordyce, MS
Debra Guerrero, RPSGT, RRT, CCSH
Safia Khan, MD
Andrea Ramberg, MS, CCSH, RPSGT
Jeffrey Ryan Spruill, MHA, RPSGT
Scott G. Williams, MD, FAASM
Board Liaison: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM
Staff: Matthew Anastasi, RST, RPSGT, FAAST, Ray Anthonijsz
President: James A. Rowley, MD, FAASM, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio