Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Michael Awad
MD, FRCSC

Leading our multi-disciplinary vision, Dr. Michael Awad is dual trained in both Sleep Medicine and is also Canada’s first full-scope sleep surgeon. Following an intensive five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto he was selected to train at Stanford University’s world-leading Sleep Department. He brings extensive training and practice experience spanning three countries. He is also certified in Sleep Medicine by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Awad is an active researcher and global leader in the field of sleep having published both peer-reviewed research as well as multiple textbook chapters. He is a trusted medical advisor who is called upon by publicly-traded companies for his expertise.

He is a frequent lecturer at international conferences in the field of sleep and in addition to our Chief Medical Officer is the Chief of Sleep Surgery and a current Assistant Professor at Northwestern University – a Top 10 nationally ranked US Hospital.

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

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Education

FELLOWSHIP: Stanford University – Sleep Medicine & Sleep Surgery
RESIDENCY: University of Toronto – Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Nottingham – MD, B.MedSci

Selected Publications

  • From Stimulation to Titration: An Update on Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for OSA.
    Awad M, Capasso R. Chest.
    February 2020.
    https://www.mdedge.com/ chestphysician/article/217482

  • Skeletal Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Awad M, Capasso R
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2020 Jun; 53(3): 459-468.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.otc.2020.02.008
    ISSN: 0030-6665

  • The Role of the Revised Stanford Protocol in Today's Precision Medicine
    Liu SYC, Awad M, Riley R, Capasso R.
    Sleep Medicine Clinics. 2019 Mar; 14(1): 99-107.

  • Palatopharyngoplasty Resolves Concentric Collapse in Patients Ineligible for Upper Airway Stimulation
    Liu SYC, Hutz MJ, Poomkonsarn S, Chang CP, Awad M, Capasso R
    Laryngoscope. 2020 Jan

  • Changing practice: Trends in skeletal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
    Awad M, Gouveia C, Zaghi S, Camacho M, Liu SYC
    Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Aug; 47(8): 1185-1189.

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

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Selected Presentations

  • International Sleep Surgery Society, New York, NY.
    Perhaps Concentric Collapse is not a contraindication to Upper Airway Stimulation?
    May 2019

    9th Singapore Allergy & Rhinology Conference. Singapore
    1. Towing The Goal Line: The Modern Stanford Protocol
    2. Live Surgery Proctor: Maxillomandibular Advancement, Upper Airway  Stimulation
    April 2019

    American Academy of Otolaryngology, Atlanta, GA.
    The Upper Airway Nasal Complex: Structural Contribution to Persistent Nasal Obstruction.
    September 2018

    American Academy of Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA.
    Corrective Nasal Surgery after Maxillary Mandibular Advancement (MMA) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): 23 years Experience From Over 350 Cases.
    September 2016

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

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