Said Mostafavi, MD, FCCP, FAASM DABSM
I have been involved in the field of sleep medicine since 1990 when I completed a formal fellowship in sleep medicine under the direction of one of the original pioneers of sleep medicine, Dr. Philip Westbrook. I hold board certifications in sleep medicine by two different certifying bodies, American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). I am and have been heavily involved in teaching sleep medicine and pulmonary disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. I founded the Sleep Disorder Center at Century City Hospital in Los Angeles in 1992 and later, realizing the scarcity of sleep evaluation and treatment facilities in Southern California, I founded and established Advanced Sleep Medicine Services in 1994, and I am currently serving as its Chief Medical Officer. Advanced Sleep Medicine is now the largest California based provider of sleep medicine related services.
I have been involved in all aspects of sleep medicine, including technical, medical, academic, leadership and business development for over 25 years. Having that experience, I believe I can contribute to California Sleep Society in various capacities including: physician, technologist and patient advocacy, sharing my experiences and knowledge with regards to the business aspect of sleep medicine, and advancing California Sleep Society’s goal in promoting sleep health and awareness.