Michael McLeland has been a sleep technologist for the past 20+ years. In addition to being an RPSGT, Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Masters’s Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design, and a Ph.D in Education. He is the Technical Director for the sleep center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri. Michael is passionate about sleep research and his current projects include examining breathing in premature infants, High-Flow as an alternative to PAP, and the effects of opioids in managing pain in patients with OSA after surgery. Michael has a keen interest in pediatric PAP compliance; he started a pediatric PAP clinic in St. Louis and created the first support group for children using PAP and their parents. He has played an active role in sleep medicine education at both the state and local levels. In 2006 he established the first ASTEP program and CoAPSG accredited AAS degree program at Washington University School of Medicine. Michael also created and taught the Science of Sleep undergraduate course at Washington University. He currently teaches and works with physicians/fellows during their pediatric sleep training at the Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to being a prominent speaker on the importance of good sleep, Michael continues to teach pediatric sleep in the ASTEP program at Washington University School of Medicine.
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