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This week, Dr. Samuel Mickelson of Inspire Sleep joins us for a discussion on obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. Samuel Mickelson of Inspire Sleep
Dr. Samuel A. Mickelson earned his Bachelor’s degree with high distinction in 1978 and completed his medical degree in 1982, both at the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in 1987.
Following residency, he served as the Residency Training Program Director in the Department of Otolaryngology at Henry Ford Hospital from 1987 to 1996. Since 1996, he has been in Atlanta, Georgia where he is the Director of The Atlanta Snoring and Sleep Disorders Institute, Medical Director of Advanced Sleep Laboratories and physician member of Advanced Ear Nose & Throat Associates. His clinical practice focuses exclusively on the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea and nasal and sinus disease.
Dr. Mickelson is Board Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Examination. He is the co-founder of the International Surgical Sleep Society, past chair of the Sleep Disorders Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Mickelson has a special interest in the non-surgical (CPAP, BiPAP, AutoPAP and adjustable oral appliances) and surgical treatment of snoring and sleep apnea with experience in a variety of advanced surgical procedures such as Somnoplasty, Injection Snoreplasty, palatal implants, laser palatal surgery, Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, Palatal advancement, robotic tongue reduction, genioglossus and hyoid advancement, hypoglossal nerve stimulation, and adjustable tongue suspension. As sleep lab Medical Director, he oversees and interprets both in home and in lab sleep studies.
His research interests have led to publication of numerous journal articles, over a dozen book chapters and a book. Dr. Mickelson has presented hundreds of papers at local, state and national society meetings and has been an invited speaker at many instructional courses on the management of snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr. Mickelson has been named as one of the best doctors in Atlanta by the Atlanta Magazine for 2001 and as one of the best doctors in the United States by Who’s Who since 1996.
Dr. Mickelson has medical staff privileges at Northside Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Scottish Rite), Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center and Perimeter Surgery Center of Atlanta.