M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA, FAASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2021 award recipient

March 19, 2021

Four members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine have been selected as 2021 AASM awards recipients for their contributions to the field of sleep medicine. This year’s award winners will be recognized during the plenary session at the Virtual SLEEP 2021 annual meeting on Thursday, June 10.

“I congratulate all four of our impressive award recipients, who are recognized for excellence in sleep medicine through clinical practice, research, education, and advocacy,” said AASM President Dr. Kannan Ramar. “Their expertise and leadership uphold the mission of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine of advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives.”

The 2021 AASM award recipients, who were selected by the AASM board of directors, are:

M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA, FAASM
Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the sleep field and significant contributions in the areas of administration, public relations and government affairs

Dr. Badr is professor and chair of internal medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and staff physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. As a member of the AASM for more than 30 years, Badr has been a leading advocate for promoting high quality, patient-centered sleep care. He served as president of the AASM from 2013-2014, challenging the AASM to consider new paradigms of care that would achieve the Triple Aim through integrated, value-based models. He was the founding director of the Wayne State University School of Medicine sleep medicine fellowship program and has mentored numerous trainees and junior faculty members who have launched successful academic careers, and he continues to support young physician scientists as a faculty member for the AASM Young Investigators Research Forum and as a mentor in the AASM Foundation’s Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers. Badr’s own research has advanced the understanding of ventilatory control and airway mechanics during sleep. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA, FAASM, American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2021 award recipient

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