Dr. Chervin named AASM president

June 13, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

A leading sleep specialist at U-M was named president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine board of directors today.

Ronald Chervin, M.D., M.S., is professor of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center. He’s been an AASM member since 1992, and he’ll serve as president for one year.

“More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are not sleeping the recommended seven or more hours per night, and millions of adults and children are afflicted by a chronic sleep disorder,” Chervin said in a media release. “The members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine are poised to play a leading role in helping our country achieve optimal health through better sleep.”

As AASM president, Chervin will provide direction for the nearly 10,000 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals who are members of the leading professional society in the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.