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David Gozal

Dr Gozal is currently Chairman of Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, MO. He was previously the Herbert T Abelson Professor at the University of Chicago, and he also held the title of Pritzker Scholar. He received his MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completed his pediatric residency at the Haifa Medical Center in Israel, and then spent 2 years in Cameroon, West Africa, developing rural healthcare networks, for which he received the title of “Knight of the Order of Merit”. He then completed his pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Southern California and UCLA. In 1994, he moved to Tulane University, and was appointed tenured Professor and Constance Kaufman Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology Research. From 1999–2009, Dr Gozal was at the University of Louisville as the Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair for Pediatric Research, Distinguished University Scholar, Director of the Kosair Children’s Research Institute, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, both of which were recognized as programs of distinction by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In 2009, Dr Gozal joined the University of Chicago as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief of Comer Children’s Hospital.

Dr Gozal’s research interests include projects such as gene and cellular regulation in hypoxia and sleep disruption, murine models of sleep disorders, and genomic and proteomic approaches to clinical and epidemiological aspects of sleep in children.

He is the current President of the American Thoracic Society, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society 2014–2016, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child Science, Deputy Editor for the journals Sleep and Frontiers in Neurology, and a regular member of the NNRS study section at NIH. He has been the recipient of the ATS Amberson Lecture in 2002, and most recently was awarded the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2013 and the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Sleep Foundation. His research work is supported by grants from the NIH, he has published >575 peer-reviewed original articles, >130 book chapters and reviews, 3 books, and >850 scientific abstracts, and has extensively lectured all over the world.

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