Alan R Schwartz MD

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Alan R. Schwartz graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and has been directing the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center at Bayview Campus, the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program and the Center in Sleep Research and Education with its Sleep Core Research Laboratory and Scoring Hub (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus).

Dr. Schwartz has investigated mechanisms of sleep disordered breathing with a special emphasis on novel approaches to the diagnosis and management of this disorder. He has a longstanding record of piloting new methods to assess the severity of upper airway obstruction during sleep and treat sleep apnea. He has extensive experience developing clinical and animal models of sleep disordered breathing focusing on both underlying pathogenic mechanisms and consequences of this disorder. He is an author of approximately 150 articles and three patents. He is an established investigator with a long track record in NIH and industry sponsored research studies. Dr. Schwartz has participated actively in the development of several novel diagnostic instruments and treatments for sleep apnea including hypoglossal nerve stimulation and high flow transtracheal and transnasal insufflation. He has served on the ATS Program Committee and currently serves on the Planning Committee for the Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology assembly.