Kannan Ramar, MBBS, MD, became the 35th president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board of directors. Ramar assumed the role during the virtual AASM annual membership meeting. He will serve a one-year term as president of the AASM.
Ramar will lead an organization with a combined membership of 11,000 individual members and accredited member sleep centers. Individual members of the AASM community include physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who provide care for patients who have sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia.
“During my term as president, the AASM will continue implementing our strategic plan, which we introduced to our members in January,” Ramar says in a release. “We are focused on raising awareness that sleep is essential to health, advocating to improve patient care, expanding the sleep team workforce, and positively influencing technology innovation to improve patient access to high quality, safe, and efficient sleep care.”
A member of the AASM since 2006, Ramar is a sleep medicine physician at the Center for Sleep Medicine and a professor of medicine in …