Faculty Research

Harvard Medical School has a long and distinguished history in the fields of sleep and circadian rhythm research, and is home to some of the most advanced programs of both clinical care and patient-oriented research on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders in the nation.  

Sleep medicine, including sleep and circadian rhythm research, as well as clinical sleep disorders medicine, has grown substantially over the past 50 years at the Harvard Medical School.  It currently serves as the focus of the efforts of approximately 60 faculty members at the Harvard Medical School and affiliated institutions.  The annual amount of financial support for the research grants awarded to these faculty exceeds $20 million per year. 

Clinical programs at Harvard’s affiliated hospitals include about 5,000 bed-days of diagnostic/treatment polysomnograms and over 20,000 outpatient visits annually.  This represents one of the largest such clinical programs in the nation, if not the world.

Please note: this page will ultimately contain searchable information on the activities and research of the faculty of the Division of Sleep Medicine.

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