Narcolepsy Perioperative Task Force:

Dennis Auckley, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center.  His research interests include postoperative management of patients with OSA and the evaluation and management of OSA in hospitalized patients.


Dr. Auckley is currently on the Board of Directors (Secretary) of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM), where he also co-chairs the Clinical Committee and is a member of SASM’s Membership Committee and Narcolepsy Perioperative Task Force.


Shelley Hershner, MD (Co-Chair)

Task Force Participants:

Yves Dauvilliers  – Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier

Bhargavi Gali MD – Mayo Clinic

Peter Gay MD – Mayo Clinic

Rahul  Kakkar MBBS, MD – Prana Health

Emmanual Mignot  – Stanford Medicine

Krish Ramachandran MD, MBBS – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Mandeep Singh MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC – University Health Network

Michael Thorpy MD, ChB – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jean Wong MD, FRCPC – Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

Intraoperative Guideline Task Force:

Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD (Chair) is an anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. His research interest lies in the evaluation  of perioperative outcomes utilizing population based data. He has published in the field of outcomes in perioperative sleep apnea patients and is currently conducting clinical studies to elucidate mechanisms that may lead to increased risk for complications in this patient population.


Frances Chung, MBBS, FRCPC (Co-Chair) is Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Toronto and Medical Director, Ambulatory Surgical Unit, University Health Network. She was past president of Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA). Her research interest is in perioperative management of OSA and she has published extensively in this area. She developed the STOP-Bang questionnaire, a widely used OSA screening tool www.stopbang.ca. Her research was recognized by multiple awards including Research Recognition Award from Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society, Distinguished Services Award from SAMBA. and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship for 2013.


Task Force Participants:

Crispiana  Cozowicz MD – Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

Anthony Doufas MD, PhD – Stanford University

Girish Joshi MBBS, MD, FFARCSI – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mahesh Nagappa MD – Western Hospital

Satya Krishna Ramachandran MD, MBBS – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mandeep Singh MBBS, MD, MSc, FRCPC – University of Toronto

Mark Stein MD – Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Sarah Weinstein BA – Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

David Wong MD – Toronto Western Hospital

Jean Wong MD, FRCPC – Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network

Meltem Yilmaz MD – Northwestern University