Recently I was introduced to a website called The Conversation, which indicates its goal as providing “academic content, journalistic flair”.  In looking at their site, I was impressed that they really do deliver on this promise.  I will admit that I do not have the writing skills of a journalist, but I was flattered that… Read more »

You never want to be an expert on surgical complications.  During my residency training, I was fortunate to work under the guidance of Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH at the University of Washington on studies of serious complications occurring after obstructive sleep apnea surgery in over 3100 patients at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in the… Read more »

While sleep apnea mostly affects men, women (especially those who are hoping to become pregnant) are at risk too. Learn about Jose’s and Rachel’s road to recovery. I love writing about the latest research related to the surgical evaluation and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.  Research studies are important, but sometimes it is… Read more »

I often get asked how I decided to focus my career in snoring and sleep apnea surgery and how a surgeon can learn more about this field. I was fortunate to attend medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at a time when it was one of the few medical schools that… Read more »

Shared decision making was characterized in 2008 by Barratt as “an approach to medical decisions in which patients and clinicians work together to reach a mutually agreed upon decision that is consistent with the best available evidence, as well as patients’ preferences”.  This concept was not new, as Sackett had defined evidence based medicine in… Read more »