Dr. Shariqa Raoof
MD, FRCPC

Dr Shariqa Raoof is a medical graduate of University of Karachi (2000) who, upon completion of Board Certification in Internal Medicine from The Medical College of Georgia, advanced to sub-specialization in Sleep Medicine from the University of Miami. She is a Board-Certified Sleep Specialist who has been active in the clinical management of a wide spectrum of sleep disorders for the past decade.

Dr Raoof is a peer and IHF assessor with the College of Physicians and Surgeons and has trained sleep specialists. She also teaches at McMaster School of Medicine where she is an assistant (adjunct) professor.

Her research and areas of interest include Narcolepsy and cannabinoids, REM Behavioral Disorder and Central Sleep Apnea in subclinical cardiac failure.

Dr. Avishay Perl
MD, FRCPC

Dr. Perl serves as the Medical Director of PEAK Sleep Mississauga.

He is an experienced respirologist with over 40 years experience and is currently on staff at Trillium Hospital.

Dr. Nizar Naji
MBChB, DipMM, MSc, FRCPI, FCCP, FRCPC

Dr. Naji is a highly experienced Sleep Medicine and Respiratory Specialist. Following practice as a consultant physician in Dublin, Ireland he moved to Canada in 2011 where he trained in Sleep Medicine and Respirology at the world-leading Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University. He subsequently relocated to Windsor, Ontario where he continues to practice in both Sleep Medicine and Respirology. In addition to his role as a consultant physician with PEAK Sleep London he is an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.  

He has extensive experience managing the full breadth of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements, and REM Behavioral Disorders. His clinical and research interests involve the cardiac impacts of sleep apnea syndrome and the relationship between sleep apnea and bronchial asthma.

We don't treat patients,
we treat human beings.

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Education & Qualifications

  • FCCP - Fellowship American College of Chest Physicians

  • FRCPC - Fellowship Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

  • DipMM - Diploma in Medical Management - Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

  • MMSc - Master of Medical Science (honour) - National University of Ireland, Galway

  • FRCPI- Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • CCST - Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • MRCPI (Dublin) - Membership of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Associations

  • American Thoracic Society

  • American College of Chest Physicians

  • European Respiratory Society

  • Ontario Medical Association

We don't treat patients,
we treat human beings.

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Selected Publications

  • T Helper 17 Cells and Related Cytokines after Allergen Inhalation Challenge in Allergic Asthmatics.
    Naji N, Smith SG, Gauvreau GM, O'Byrne PM.  Int arch allergy and immunol. 2014 Oct 4;165(1):27-34.

  • The effects of particle size on measurement of airway hyperresponsiveness to methacholine.
    Naji N, Keung E, Beaudin S, Kane J, Killian KJ, Gauvreau GM.  2013 May;110(5):359-63.Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.

  • Asthma: management of severe disease
    PM. O'byrne, Naji N. Lancet Resp. 2013 Mar;1(1):e3-4. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(12)70062-0. Epub 2013 Jan 14

  • Comparison of changes in lung function measured by plethymography and IOS after bronchoprovocation.
    Naji N, E Keung, J Kane, R Watson, K Killian, and G Gauvreau .  Respiratory Medicine. 2013 Jan 23.

Dr. Akash Saxena
MD, FRCPC, ABIM

Dr. Saxena graduated with a medical degree from McMaster University and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan before undertaking a fellowship in Respiratory Medicine from McMaster University.

He also completed a fellowship in sleep disorders at the University of Western Ontario, He is board certified in Sleep Medicine in both Canada and the United States.

Associations

  • Diplomate – American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Fellow – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Ontario Medical Association

Publications

  • Saxena et al. (2005). Sleep and Motor Performance in On-Call Residents. Sleep (28):11

Dr. Vivian El-Kholi
MD, FRCPC

Dr. El-Kholi is a board certified Psychiatrist and a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has over 30 years experience in the sub-specialty of Sleep Medicine and in addition  to her role at PEAK Sleep Mississauga, Kitchener, and London, she currently serves as an emergency Psychiatrist throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to this, Dr. El-Kholi was the Director of Outpatient Clinic and Emergency Psychiatry program for William Osler Health System, and was the recipient of the 2010 William Osler Clinical Excellence Award.

Dr. El-Kholi completed her post-graduate medical education from the University of Toronto and completed a one-year fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry.

Associations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Ontario Medical Association

  • Canadian Medical Association

  • Canadian Medical Protective Association

Our Founder

Dr. Howard Awad
MD, FRCPC, ABSM

Dr. Howard Awad founded our first two clinics in Oakville and in Burlington in 1996. He is a recognized Sleep expert in Canada and considered a pioneer of Sleep Medicine in Ontario. He has frequently been featured in news publications and appeared as a television spokesperson.

We don't treat patients,
we treat human beings.

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Distinctions

  • Diplomat, American Board of Sleep Medicine

  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Sleep Certification, Atlanta School of Medicine‍

  • Certification in Sleep Diagnostic Services, Harvard University

  • M.B.B.Ch.

  • L.M.C.C., F.R.C.P.C

  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)

  • Diploma, Psychological Medicine & Neurology (D.P.M.)

  • Sleep Certification, Stanford University

Associations

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • American Board of Sleep Medicine

  • American Sleep Disorders Association

  • Sleep Research Society

  • Ontario Medical Association

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty of Psychiatry

  • Medical Council of Canada