Sleep & Ventilatory Disorders

Columbia University Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Center

Robert C. Basner, M.D., A.B.S.M., F.A.A.S.M., A.B.I.M. Sleep

For Appointments:
622 West 168th Street
Presbyterian Hospital Building, 8th floor
Rm 859 (Center)
New York, NY 10032
P: (212) 305-7591
F: (212) 342-4784

The Columbia University Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Center is recognized as a major academic patient care, teaching, and research center of the Department of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Its faculty includes thought leaders in programmatic, educational, and research aspects of sleep medicine and physiology, who participate in funded cutting edge clinical research.

A major aspect of the Sleep Center is its numerous major clinical and research collaborations, including with the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Research Center. In collaboration with Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Director of the ALS Center; Dr. Donna Mancini, Medical Director of Heart Transplantation;  Dr. Byron Thomashow, Medical Director of the Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure; and Dr. Matthew Bartels of the Departmental of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sleep Center faculty are involved in novel funded investigations of the optimal non-invasive ventilatory management of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular and respiratory disorders, and in patients with heart failure; the associations of oxidative stress markers with the pathogenesis and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; the prevalence and treatment of sleep disordered breathing in patients with COPD and in pregnancy; and the role of novel methods of assessment and treatment of ventilatory failure in patients with COPD and neuromuscular disorders.

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Core Faculty


Carin Lamm, M.D., F.A.A.S.M, A.B.I.M. Sleep
Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Carl W. Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.S.M, A.B.I.M. Sleep
Caitlin Tynan Doyle Professor of Clinical Neurology

Michael Terman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms
Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Clinical Chronobiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Internet Resources

Interviews with Dr. Basner