Greenwich Hospital has appointed Samit Malhotra, MD, as medical director of the hospital’s sleep center.

“Millions of Americans have sleep disorders that interfere with their quality of life and threaten their physical and mental wellbeing,” says Malhotra in a release, noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified insufficient sleep as a public health problem. “Lack of sleep is a serious problem that requires specialized attention.”

Nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the sleep center assists people of all ages with sleep problems. The center handles 450 patients a year, including individuals who have at-home sleep studies and those who undergo sleep studies at the center.

A neurologist and sleep specialist, Malhotra specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and other sleep disorders.

Prior to coming to Greenwich, Malhotra was associate director of research and sleep physician at the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

A graduate of the University of Mysore, India, Malhotra did an internal medicine internship at Brookdale University Hospital and a residency in adult neurology from SUNY Downstate, both in Brooklyn, NY. He completed fellowships at Stanford University in sleep medicine and Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine in neuroscience.

Malhotra has pursued a research career in basic science and has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Conn, and Westchester County, NY.