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Speakers May 2021

Dr. Raman Malhotra, MD

Dr. Raman Malhotra is Associate Professor of Neurology in the Sleep Medicine Section of the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He currently serves as the Program Director for their Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. He completed medical school at University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a Neurology residency and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at University of Michigan. He serves on the Board of Directors and is President-Elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Ashraf Gohar, MD

Associate Professor University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). Board member MO. Sleep Society and Director at Large Kansas City 2018 -2020 Associate Program Director Sleep Fellowship UMKC Associate Program Director Pulmonary and Critical care fellowship Chair of Sleep fellowship Competency Committee Director of Medical ICU Chair of Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum Committee Co-Chair Critical car Committee Board certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary , Critical Care and Internal Medicine Interests: Sleep Circadian Rhythm Disorders, learners work hours and burnout, and Sleep Apnea management.

Dr. Craig Hollander, DDS

Dr. Craig Hollander is a board certified pediatric dentist. In addition to working in private practice for the past 30 years, he has been a faculty instructor at four different training programs in and around St. Louis.

Dr. Hollander got his dental degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, completed a general practice residency at Miami Children's Hospital in Florida, and received his specialty training from the University of Iowa in 1991. He is a past recipient of the Missouri Dental Association's Dentist of the Year award for his statewide children's oral health initiatives, and in 2008, he received the Greater St. Louis Dental Society's Distinguished Service award for his role in improving access to dental care for the underprivileged children in his community.

Paula K. Schweitzer, Ph.D.

Paula K. Schweitzer is Director of Research at the Sleep Medicine and Research Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. She received her doctorate in experimental psychology from Saint Louis University and did postgraduate work in sleep medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Pennsylvania State School of Medicine) in Hershey, PA. She is certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine as a Ph.D. specializing in Clinical Sleep Disorders. In this role she has reviewed over 25,000 sleep studies. She has authored over one hundred scientific manuscripts and book chapters. She has been principal- or co-investigator for more than 90 research studies. Her primary research interests include clinical pharmacology, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and the relationship of sleep and behavior.

Dr. David Schwartz, DDS

Short bio coming soon.

Dr. Jamie Haas, MD

Dr. Jamie Haas attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Peoria. Dr. Haas did a neurology residency at Saint Louis University. Dr. Haas completed my sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa. Dr. Haas practiced general neurology and sleep disorders for the first 11 years of practice before devoting my full clinical attention to sleep disorders at St. Luke’s for the last 5 years or so. Dr. Haas has an interest in all aspects of adult sleep medicine but have a special interest in Narcolepsy and other hypersomnias. Dr. Haas has also taken an interest in the Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator for patients with OSA that have not been able to tolerate other therapies.

Dr. Tim Phillips, MD

Dr. Timothy Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Saint Louis University practicing primarily at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He is board certified urologist with subspecialty certification in pediatric urology. He completed his pediatric urology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Loretta Colvin, NP

Loretta Colvin is a nurse practitioner at SSM Health in St. Louis where her practice focuses on treatment of sleep apnea and insomnia. She has served as a volunteer for the Missouri Sleep Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, receiving the AASM Excellence in Education Award. In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Colvin is an adjunct professor at Maryville University.