NYU Sleep Disorders Center

Part of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine

 Contact:

   
Phone: (212) 263-8423
Fax: (212) 562-4677
  462 First Avenue, Suite 7N3
(entrance at 27th Street and First Avenue)
New York, NY 10016
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 Clinical Staff:


Anne M. Mooney, MD

Anne Margaret Mooney, MD 

Dr. Anne Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. She graduated from medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000, and completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at NYU where she remained as an attending in the NYU Sleep Disorders Center to pursue her clinical and research interests. She is board certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Her clinical interests involve all areas of sleep disorders. Her research interests involve the physiology of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea, and also the relationship between pre-ecclampsia and sleep disordered breathing.


Marta Maczaj, MD, FAASM

Marta Maczaj, MD 

Dr. Marta Maczaj is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her research interests are in understanding the association of ADD/ADHD and untreated sleep disorders (specifically Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Period Limb Movement Disorder of Sleep) in children and adults and investigating the relationships between sleep and cognition. She co-ordinates the NYU Sleep Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series covering the core curriculum for the fellowship program.



Nishay Chitkara, MD

Nishay Chitkara, MD 

Dr. Nishay Chitkara is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is board certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. His clinical practice includes the full spectrum of sleep disorders.







Omar Burschtin, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Omar Burschtin, MD

Dr. Omar Burschtin is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and  the Program Director of the ACGME accredited NYU Sleep Fellowship program. He is board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Doctor Burschtin's clinical experience includes all areas of sleep disorders, from childhood to adolescence and adulthood to geriatric sleep disorders. Dr. Burschtin is Director of Sleep Medicine Associates of New York City and also provides sleep consultation services at The NYU Langone Medical Center, Tisch Hospital, Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Doctor Burschtin is dedicated full time to the challenging field of sleep disorders and the consequences of sleep deprivation, sleep fragmentation, and to the improvement of daytime performance and quality of life. 


Stephanie Zandieh, MD

Stephanie Zandieh, MD

Dr. Stephanie Zandieh  is a Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Doctor for the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center and also serves as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Triple board certified/eligible in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Zandieh is an expert in sleep disordered breathing in children. She received her medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. She completed her internship at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (SUNY School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY) and residency at Jacobi Medical Center (Albert Einstein Medical College, Bronx, NY) where she continued on as Chief Resident. Subsequently she worked as a general academic pediatrician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weil Cornell Medical College for five years before completing her fellowship programs in Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA). In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Zandieh has a Master’s of Science in Health Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology from Weill Cornell Medical School Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She also has served as a reviewer for internationally reputed medical journals.

Dr. Zandieh’s research broadly focuses on utilization, disparities, and safety in healthcare. Her current research interest focuses on the clinical impact of sleep disorders in inner-city children and adolescents.

 Research Staff:

David Rapoport, MD

Dr. David Rapoport 

Dr. David Rapoport  is Associate Professor of Medicine in the  Division of Pulmonary,  Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and is the Director of the NYU Sleep Disorders Program. He is board certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Rapoport is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center and coordinates the Sleep Research Program. Dr. Rapoport has a longstanding interest in the physiology of sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea and snoring). He was one of the early users and developers of nasal CPAP as a treatment for sleep apnea. He holds multiple U.S. and European patents for improvements on nasal CPAP. He was the principal investigator of the NYU site of an NIH sponsored multicenter epidemiologic study on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease, and is involved in multiple industry sponsored clinical trials as well as consulting with multiple companies developing novel treatments for sleep apnea. He is a frequent speaker at both local and national scientific meetings.

 

Indu Ayappa, PhD

Indu Ayappa, PhD

Dr.Indu Ayappa is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and is the Director of Research Training of the Sleep Medicine Program. She has mentored multiple NIH trainees (K awardees) and continues to make this her primary activity. Her research interests are in developing new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing, physiology of the upper airway and investigating the relationship between sleep disordered breathing and daytime function. She has been Principal investigator on NIH and industry sponsored research grants.

 

Andrew W. Varga, MD, PhD

Andrew W. Varga, MD, PhD

Dr. Andrew W. Varga is a neuroscientist, Board-certified neurologist, and attending physician in the NYU Sleep Disorders Center. He earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed an internship in Medicine at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center and a residency in Neurology at Harvard - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at NYU and has remained here as faculty. Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory and the role of sleep in memory consolidation. He has an active research program both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in collaboration with Dr. Eric Klann at NYU's Center for Neural Science (Klann Lab website). His clinical interests involve all areas of sleep medicine with particular interest in movement disorders in sleep (RLS, REM Behavior Disorder), sleep in neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease), and generalized cognitive deficits as a function of fragmented sleep.