WESTCHESTER, Ill.Alejandro Chediak, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami at Mount Sinai, will become the 22nd president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).

Dr. Chediak heads the Mount Sinai and Miami Sleep Disorders Centers. He is the AASM alternate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. Dr. Chediak was appointed to the AASM executive committee in 2005 and has served on the AASM board of directors since 2004. He previously served on the AASM political action, fellowship and publication committees. Dr. Chediak became a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine in 1990. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care.

Dr. Chediak received his internal medicine training at Louisiana State University and his pulmonary, critical care and sleep training at the University of Miami at Mount Sinai. He has published extensively on various aspects of sleep medicine, asthma and the bronchial circulation. Dr. Chediak received a medical degree from the University of Dominica at Portsmouth.

His term as AASM president is one year.

SLEEP 2007 is a four-day scientific meeting that will feature an international body of over 5,000 leading researchers and clinicians in the field of sleep medicine.

More than 1,000 research abstracts will be presented at SLEEP 2007, a joint venture of the AASM and the Sleep Research Society. SLEEP 2007 will bring to light new findings that enhance the understanding of the processes of sleep and aid the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea.

AASM is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and sleep-related research.

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