Factors of Motivation

The Top Sleep Doctors of 2011 represent a variety of leading sleep physicians. The sleep professionals in this supplement come from different cultures and backgrounds, and each has created an individualized practice and approach to sleep medi


W. Keith Thornton, DDS

Top Sleep Doctor W. Keith Thornton, DDS, founder and chief technology officer of Airway Management Inc, has built a company, a career, and a care model for the treatment of sleep patients with an innovative and noninvasive oral appliance. W.


Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM

Believing that patients can cut to the root of many of their problems through sleep, Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, applies the newest techniques in both care and marketing to one of the oldest problems. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM Wi


Robert O. Satriale, MD, DABSM

Inspired by role models, Robert O. Satriale, MD, DABSM, has become a role model himself. Robert O. Satriale, MD, DABSM Robert O. Satriale, MD, DABSM, does not claim to have been born into a medical family, although he was. His father, b


Kathleen L. Ryan, MD, FCCP, FACP

Top Doctor Kathleen L. Ryan, MD, FCCP, FACP, emulates the Energizer Bunny, fulfilling multiple roles to ensure her patients’ ability to emulate the Energizer Bunny as well. Kathleen L. Ryan, MD, FCCP, FACP Kathleen L. Ryan, MD, FCCP, FA


Pranav Parikh, MD, FCCP

Top Doctor Pranav Parikh, MD, FCCP, focuses on cost-effective care so that everyone in the region can rest easy. Pranav Parikh, MD, FCCP Hannibal Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit, community-owned, locally governed, 105-bed, acute c


Joseph Ojile, MD, FCCP, DABSM

Joseph Ojile, MD, FCCP, DABSM, founder and CEO of the Clayton Sleep Institute in Missouri, has made a career out of providing comprehensive sleep care to patients and making sleep health a vital component of good health. Joseph Ojile, MD, FC


Douglas Livornese, MD

Everyone has a sleep problem until proven otherwise, says Douglas Livornese, MD. But with a patient-centered approach to care, those found “guilty” can be treated and given a new lease on life. Douglas Livornese, MD You are in the airpo


Steven Hull, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Top Sleep Doctor Steven Hull, MD, FCCP, FAASM, guides his sleep practice, both one-on-one and in administrative roles, using traditional principles to incorporate new knowledge and care models. Steven Hull, MD, FCCP, FAASM When a sick p


Anuj Chandra, MD, DABSM

Anuj Chandra, MD, DABSM, learned as a child the importance of community outreach—a practice he continues today, whether working with patients at the Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders or teaching future sleep medicine professionals in the develo