Aaron E. Sher, M.D.

Practicing Sleep Medicine Since 1977
Specialty: Sleep Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY)
College/Degree Queens College, B.A.
Medical School New York University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Training  
Internship Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
General Surgery
Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
General Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology
Fellowships Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Hospital Affiliations Albany Medical Center
AMCH South Clinical Campus
St. Peter’s Hospital
St. Peter’s Surgery & Endoscopy Center
Samaritan Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital

Historical Overview: Highlights of Dr. Sher's Work in Sleep Medicine

1977-1986: Senior otolaryngology consultant to craniofacial disorders team (Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC): researched how head and neck anatomy leads to obstructive apnea in clildren and adults

1977-1986: Senior otolaryngologic consultant to first accredited sleep medicine program in the United States (Montefiore Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC): set up and directed surgical program for obstructive sleep apnea

1985: Member National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH) working group to assess therapeutic interventions for sleep apnea

1990: Commissioned by National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research (mandated by U.S. Congress) to author treatise on the role of upper airway surgery in treating obstructive sleep apnea

1990: Chairman, Sleep Disorders Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

1993: Proposed and helped establish Albany's first accredited sleep center as joint project of Albany Medical College and St. Peters Hospital (currently the St. Peter's Sleep Center), named Associate Medical Director

1993: Organized and co-chaired firat national symposium on sleepiness and highway crashes (co-sponsored by SUNY Rockefeller School of Government, NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Commission and the National Sleep Foundation), convened in Albany

1995: Medical Director, Capital Region Sleep/Wake Disorders Center (now St. Peter's Sleep Center)

1996: Co-authored meta-analysis which was basis for national practice parameters on surgery for sleep apnea (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)

1997: Co-authored analysis which was basis for national practice parameters on testing for sleep disorders (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)

1997: Board of Directors of American Academy of Sleep Medicine (first otolaryngologist to hold this post)

2000: Honor Award for Contribution to Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

2005: Advisory Committee, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): represented otolaryngology in establishing academic criteria for national fellowships in sleep medicine

Publications

Editorial Boards of three peer-reviewed journals in sleep medicine

Associate editor of multimedia textbook on sleep medicine

Author of thirteen medical textbook chapters on sleep apnea and its treatment

Author of twenty-seven scientific papers on sleep apnea and its treatment