The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has announced 34 new AASM Fellows (FAASM) in the class of 2021. Fellow status recognizes outstanding competency in sleep medicine, significant achievements in the field, and dedicated membership in the AASM. Fellows must demonstrate special contributions to scientific literature or notable advancements in the field of sleep medicine in two of three areas: scholarship, service, or education. Fellows are approved by the Fellow Review Panel and AASM Executive Committee.

“Congratulations to the newest Fellows of the AASM on this exceptional achievement,” says AASM president Kannan Ramar. MBBS, MD, in a release. “You join an elite group of members who are steadfast in their commitment to the AASM and improving public health through the practice of sleep medicine, and sleep research and education.”

Fellows for the AASM 2021 membership year are, in alphabetical order:

  • Kunal Agarwal, MD
  • Mohammed Al-Abri, MD, PhD
  • Michael Berneking, MD
  • Matthew Brock, MD
  • Mustafa Bseikri, MD
  • Vincent Capaldi, MD
  • James Connolly, MD
  • Rachel Darken, MD, PhD
  • Ina Djonlagic, MD
  • Colin Espie, PhD
  • Kawish Garg, MD
  • Sally Ibrahim, MD
  • Muna Irfan, MD
  • Dmitriy Kogan, MD
  • Anthony Izzo, DO
  • Karin Johnson, MD
  • Bhanu Prakash Kolla, MD
  • Pei-Lin Lee, MD, PhD
  • Octavian ioachimescu, MD, PhD
  • Brendan Lucey, MD
  • Asefa Mekonnen, MD
  • Sameh Morkous, MD
  • Shalini Paruthi, MD
  • Joshua Roland, MD
  • Scott Ryals, MD
  • Reyadh Salman, MD
  • Gilbert Seda Jr. MD, PhD
  • Arveity Setty, MD
  • Lee Surkin, MD
  • Matthew Troester, DO, MD
  • Darwin Vizcarra, MD
  • Robert Walter, MD
  • Terri Weaver, PhD, RN
  • Lara Wittine, MD

The AASM will recognize the new class of Fellows during the Virtual SLEEP 2021 meeting in June. The application period for the class of 2022 will open in the fall.

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