NEW YORK, NY, (January 2010) -- The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center, a six-room unit serving adult and pediatric patients, has received five-year program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
In awarding the designation, AASM president Dr. Clete Kushida, said: “The Center is a significant resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.” More than 6,300 persons have been evaluated in the NYEE Sleep Center since it opened in 2005.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center staff includes pulmonologists Rochelle Waldman, MD, medical director, and Boris Sagalovich, MD, and otolaryngologists Gerald Suh, MD, and Gene Ukrainksy, MD. Patients are admitted by physician referral. To make a referral or obtain more information, please contact (212) 979-4775.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional medical society for clinicians, researchers, and other health care providers in the field of sleep medicine. As the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and labs, the AASM is dedicated to setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine heath care, education and research. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, founded in 1820 and located on 14th and Second Avenue in Manhattan, is the nation’s first specialty hospital and today one of the largest and most respected providers of medical and surgical services in Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. It handles more than 25,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits a year.
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