Joshua Roland

Joshua Roland, MD, is a board-certified sleep medicine physician and clinical instructor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.  He has been involved with the field of sleep medicine for over 10 years, initially working in clinical research after studying psychology.  He then went on to medical school and finished residency in family medicine before completing sleep medicine fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.  During training, he has been involved with research on novel treatments for idiopathic hypersomnia, coauthored textbook chapters, and was involved with sleep curriculum development for the American Thoracic Society.  After working in private practice outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he joined UCLA, where he currently works in downtown Los Angeles.  During his career, he has spearheaded a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) clinic in an outpatient substance rehabilitation program, contributed to multiple writings and lectures on sleep health, and is currently serving on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s task force to develop guidelines for the treatment of REM behavior disorder.

He is passionate about all aspects of sleep medicine, including how sleep impacts biological, social, and psychological wellness.  He strives to advocate for and improve sleep health as part of the California Sleep Society.