Dr. Alan Schwartz is a world-renowned sleep medicine specialist with an innovative, patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. He has held leadership positions at Johns Hopkins Sleep Center for the past three decades. He was most recently Director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, where he specialized in using nerve stimulation and tracheal and nasal insufflation to help patients successfully manage obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing.
Dr. Schwartz's rich history of research and product development allow him to draw from a wide spectrum of treatment options to make recommendations well-suited for each individual patient. Dr. Schwartz has authored more than 150 articles and is inventor on three patents. He was co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research from 2009-2019, where he supported a panoply of sleep research studies and focused on developing physiologic tools to detect, assess and treat a wide variety of sleep and breathing disorders.
In addition to his private practice and research roles, Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished educator and recipient of the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He spent more than 30 years teaching for JHU’s School of Medicine, rising to Professor of Medicine. From 2003 to 2018 he was also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Sleep Fellowship Training Program, in which he mentored physicians who have gone on to make significant contributions in the field.
Dr. Schwartz continues to give presentations on sleep medicine around the globe. He is currently seeing outpatients with pulmonary and sleep disorders in PCCAB’s Towson, Maryland office - see a blog about Dr. Schwartz on PCCAB's web site.