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The UPMC Sleep Medicine Center is a multidisciplinary program incorporating respiratory medicine, psychiatry, otolaryngology, and bariatric surgery specialists. Research focuses on the pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with advanced cardiomyopathy, as well as clinical research in the medical therapy of obstructive sleep apnea and hypoventilation syndromes. The center utilizes advanced tools in molecular, physiologic, and clinical investigation, and works in collaboration with theUPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, the Department of Otolaryngology, and the Graduate School of Public Health.
The Sleep Medicine Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, performs approximately 2,000 sleep studies annually for adult patients with all types of sleep disorders. The staff at the UPMC Sleep Medicine Center includes board certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners, and registered sleep laboratory technologists.
Organizationally, the Institute’s focus on the complex association of sleep disorders, health, and disease, brings together experts engaged in research, clinical care, and educational programs throughout the University’s Schools of the Health Sciences. The formalization of this multidisciplinary institute integrates diverse strengths in sleep medicine including: