The Mount Sinai Integrative Sleep Center
The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute announces the formation of the Mount Sinai Health System Integrative Sleep Center. This Center will build on the existing Mount Sinai Sleep Medicine Program. It will include clinical, research, and training programs in Integrative Sleep Medicine and builds on existing resources with recruitment of new faculty, new resources, and expanded programs for ambulatory studies and for inpatients. The Center's clinical component will incorporate existing and new sleep services at all of the Mount Sinai clinical locations (Hospital, East, West, Madison Square, Brooklyn and others) to form a seamless, efficient network of clinics, in-laboratory facilities, and home testing services accessible from each site, sharing staff and data, and coordinated by Omar Burschtin, MD. The service will provide pre-surgical screening and therapy for obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and a comprehensive component for inpatient sleep evaluation and early intervention for patients with respiratory failure, congestive heart failure and CVA and TIA. The newest laboratory (formerly Sleep Medicine Associates of NYC and located at Madison Square Park) is directed by Anne Mooney, MD, and will supplement the core clinical laboratory, Center for Sleep Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital, which is directed by Steven Feinsilver, MD.
A major expansion to the research program is also underway, building on the activities of David M. Rapoport, MD, and Indu Ayappa, PhD, whose interests are in clinical research in sleep medicine. Their particular focus of interest is in the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. This research program will integrate closely with the clinical infrastructure of the combined sleep clinics/laboratories and seek to involve the entire clinical population served by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Two additional research faculty, Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, (cardiovascular and cerebrovascular consequences of sleep apnea) and Andrew Varga, MD, PhD, (basic mechanisms of sleep, memory, and neurological consequences of sleep apnea) round out the new interests of the research team.
Finally, the existing Sleep Medicine Training Program, with an accredited sleep fellowship directed by Steven Feinsilver, MD, has been expanded. It will incorporate the new faculty and resources of the Integrative Sleep Center resources, and, with these, will foster postgraduate training in clinical and basic research in sleep medicine.
Meet Dr. Varga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YLNRzLUedA