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Max Hirshkowitz, Ph.D., D.ABSM


Dr. Hirshkowitz is an internationally recognized sleep expert with 40 years of experience in sleep research and sleep disorders. A graduate of Tufts University (PhD and MS), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (BS), and Stuyvesant High School, he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and winner of the lifetime achievement award from the Texas Society of Sleep Professionals (2012) and distinguished service award from the World Association of Sleep Medicine (2015). His current academic appointments are: (1) Consulting Professor, Stanford University, School of Public Health and (2) Full Professor (Emeritus), Baylor College of Medicine Department of Medicine. Until his retirement, he was also the founder and Director of Sleep Disorders and Research Center at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center and Training Director of the Baylor Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program.

Current National/International positions include: Chairman Elect of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, Executive Secretary of the World Association for Sleep Medicine, and Field Editor for the journal Sleep Medicine. Dr. Hirshkowitz. He has several hundred publications, including the books Sleep Disorders for Dummies (2004), Sleep Medicine Clinics: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders and Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Adults (2006); Focus on Sleep Medicine (2009); and Sleep Medicine Clinics: Fatigue (2013). He is a popular speaker and promoter of “Sleep Health” awareness.

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