Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) are pleased to announce the opening of Brigham and Women’s Sleep Disorders Service, an inpatient clinical sleep program based at BWFH. Leading the service are Director Stuart Quan, MD, and Associate Director Susan Redline, MD, MPH. BWH’s Lawrence Epstein, MD, and Douglas Kirsch, MD, will also be working with Quan and Redline.
Brigham and Women’s Sleep Disorders Service is a collaborative program between the BWH Department of Medicine’s Division of Sleep Medicine and BWH Neurology, with more than 10 board-certified sleep medicine specialists providing expertise for treating a vast range of sleep disorders. (Outpatient clinic appointments are offered at BWFH and South Shore Hospital, and inpatient consultations are also performed at BWH.)
“Our team at the Sleep Disorders Service is excited to be providing cutting-edge comprehensive care for patients with sleep problems,” said Quan. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of health care delivery at BWH and BWHF.”
The Sleep Disorders Service team offers expert, multidisciplinary evaluation and patient care, and provides co-management of patients with primary sleep disorders and sleep disorders co-morbid with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors, neurologic conditions and other medical issues. Accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the new service is dedicated to providing comprehensive care through:
- Collaborative approaches to patient evaluation and care by sleep medicine specialists, cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, psychiatrists, surgeons and other specialists as needed;
- Integrated inpatient and outpatient consultations and interventions, to ensure that gaps in sleep services do not occur as patients move from inpatient to outpatient services;
- Appropriate inpatient, outpatient and in-laboratory sleep testing; and
- Prompt feedback to referring physicians regarding results from evaluations and recommendations for treatment.