Sleep Chair, Olusegun Apata, MD, FCCP, FAASM
Olu is a quadruple board-certified Internist, Pulmonologist, Critical Care & Sleep Specialist. He has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (1st Class Hons / Summa Cum Laude), and a medical degree with distinction in Pathology, from Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr. Apata is an assistant professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and a staff pulmonologist, intensivist and sleep specialist at Methodist Hospitals, NW Indiana and Advocate Trinity, Chicago, where he was Chair of Critical Care Dept. He has served in leadership positions at several institutions, including Assistant Chair of the Medical Education & Library Committee at Methodist Hospitals, NW Indiana. He is currently Pulmonary & Critical Care Director at several hospitals in Chicago & NW Indiana. Dr Apata is married with 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. He is actively involved in Community Health, giving presentations, and health motivational speeches. He has written several community-based articles on Sleep & Respiratory related topics in local publications. Dr. Apata’s motto as a Practitioner is “more restful nights & less breathless days.” He has a passion for helping his clients quit smoking (currently, the #1 preventable cause of death in the U.S,A). He plays an active role in mentoring young doctors and goes on medical missions. He has pledged to facilitate locally led solutions to one of America’s most difficult health problems (hospital re-admissions) and to help keep our roads safe through patient and community engagement in improved sleep health. On the international front, he is actively working with local health care providers in Nigeria in the Sleep Medicine sector. Dr Apata is a recipient of multiple awards and a fellow/member of several professional organizations, including American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), & Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA). His hobbies include playing the drums, music, racquetball, table tennis, reading and traveling among others.
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