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Dr. Najib Ayas graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1992. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1996, and post-graduate training in Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2000. He was on staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital for two years, and then joined the Sleep Disorders Program at the University of British Columbia in September 2002. He also has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
His research focuses on the public health and safety consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation. His work has been published in a variety of medical journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Sleep, Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal Spinal Cord Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Thorax, Archives of Internal Medicine, Canadian Journal of CME, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.
Laura K. Barger, Ph.D., Brian E. Cade, M.S., Najib T. Ayas, M.D., M.P.H., John W. Cronin, M.D., Bernard Rosner, Ph.D., Frank E. Speizer, M.D., and Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D., for the Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Group. Extended Work Shifts and the Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes among Interns. The New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 352: 125-134.
Ayas NT, Patel SR, Malhotra A, Schulzer M, Malhotra M, Jung D, Fleetham J, White DP. Auto-Titrating Versus Standard Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results of a Meta-analysis. Sleep 27:249-253.
Ayas NT, Pittman S, MacDonald M, White DP. Assessment of a Wrist-worn Device in the Detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Medicine 2003; 4: 435-442.
Ayas NT, White DP, Manson J, Stampfer M, Speizer F, Malhotra A, Hu F. A Prospective Study of Sleep Duration and Coronary Heart Disease in Women. Archives of Internal Medicine 2003. 163:205-9.
Patel SR, White DP, Malhotra A, Stanchina M, Ayas NT. The Effect of CPAP Therapy on Subjective and Objective Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Archives of Internal Medicine 2003; 163: 565-571.
Wang C, Ayas NT. The Assessment and Management of Daytime Sleepiness. Canadian Journal of CME 2004. 16:128-133.
Malhotra A, Ayas NT, Epstein LJ. The Art and Science of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Curr Opin Pul Med 2000; 6:490-495.