World Sleep Academy Faculty

Meet the Academy Director

Lourdes DelRosso, MD, PhD, MS, is a sleep physician and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at University of California San Francisco – Fresno. Dr. DelRosso has spent her entire professional career expanding the boundaries of global sleep health. She has been involved in Haiti as part of the 2010 earthquake relief program and also the director of a 2020 World Sleep Day initiative to improve children’s sleep in a community in Haiti. In 2013, Dr. DelRosso travelled to the Dominican Republic with the Global Outreach team of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to train community health workers. In California, she has trained community health workers in early intervention program for children younger than 5 years of age. Dr. DelRosso has also been active in global sleep initiatives, such as the 2019 Latin American Symposium on Diversity and Inclusion, the 2020 Symposium on Global Sleep Medicine, and in recent years as the co-chair of the World Sleep Day committee. Her commitment to global sleep health, and to the World Sleep Academy in particular, is profound.


Pediatrics Course Associate Director

Perran Boran, MD, PhD


World Sleep Academy Writers

Part of the World Sleep Academy curriculum is an originally written manuscript of about 30-40 pages in length discussing that learning module’s topic. Our writers and their topics are listed below:


Science of sleep
Dr. Arezu Najafi
Dr. Sarah Flaherty
Dr. Jefferson Santos

Sleep technology
Dr. Rachel Sharman
Dr. Jun Au
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dr. Harald Hrubos-Strøm

Evaluation of patients
Dr. Bingqian Zhu
Dr. Ravindra Chandrashekhar
Dr. Alejandra Lastra

Obstructive sleep apnea
Dr. Ramkumar Subramaniam
Dr. Nehah Shah
Dr. Raman Kugan
Dr. Uma Krishnaswamy

Non-invasive ventilation
Dr. Joao Carlos Moreno de Azevedo
Dr. Ari Manuel
Dr. Kavitha Venkatnarayan
Dr. Leila Emami

Dr. Maria Paola Mogavero
Dr. Raffaele Ferri

Sleep-related movement disorders
Dr. Anupama Gupta
Dr. Susana Telles
Dr. Uma Devaraj

Dr. Sapna Sreedharan
Dr. Hrayr Attarian

Dr. Wenjing Jiang
Dr. Antje Buttner-Teleaga
Dr. Karen Spruyt

Dr. Melisa Moore
Dr. Gerardo Reyes
Dr. Sukhpreet Tamana

Circadian disorders
Dr. Kneginja Richter
Dr. Jens Acker
Dr. Corrado Garbazza
Dr. Christian Cajochen

Dr. Kathy Sexton-Radek
Dr. Monica Zolezzi

Pediatric sleep
Dr. Deepa Burman
Dr. Magda Lahorgue Nunes

Setting up a sleep lab
Dr. Ritu Daga
Dr. Arup Halder


Academy Lecturers and Contributors

World Sleep Academy is made possible by the contributions of many international sleep specialists. Find our contributors along with their topics below.

Last updated July 9, 2024

Dr. Jun Au (Hong Kong): Sleep technology
Dr. Ravindra Chandrashekhar (United States): Non-OSA sleep-disordered breathing
Sheryl Cogdell, Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
Dr. Lourdes DelRosso (United States): Academy Director
Dr. Leila Emami (Iran): Non-invasive ventilation
Dr. Diego Garcia Borreguero (Spain): Sleep laboratories
Dr. Jeremy Gutierrez (United States): Pediatrics
Dr. Romy Hoque (United States): Science of Sleep
Dr. Harald Hrubos-Strøm (Norway): technology
Dr. Ruby Joseph (India): Circadian disorders
Dr. Keji Komolafe (Nigeria): Hypersomnia
Dr. Sofia Konstantinopolou (United ‘ Pediatrics
Dr. Ari Manuel (United Kingdom): Non-OSA sleep-disordered breathing
Dr. Melisa Moore (United States): Behavioral interventions
Dr. Anne Marie Morse (United States): Parasomnia
Dr. Arezu Najafi (Iran): Sleep technology
Dr. Aroonwan Preutthipan (Thailand): Pediatrics
Jennifer Reed (United States): Sleep technician, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Dr. Karen Spruyt (France): Insomnia, pediatrics, research design
Dr. Tiago Vasconcelos (Brazil): Obstructive sleep apnea
Dr. Mayank Vats (India): Obstructive sleep apnea
Dr. Anna Wani (United States): Science of Sleep
Dr. Joanna Wrede (United States): Science of Sleep
Dr. Shelley Zak (United States): Sleep-related movement disorders
Dr. Bingqian Zhu (China): Evaluation of Patients