Who We Are

 

Introduction of Board of Directors 2019-2020

I. Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

RAYLEIGH PING-YING CHIANG, M.D., M.M.S.

  • Deputy Superintendent, Kang-Ning General Hospital

  • Vice-President, University of Kang Ning, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Director, Sleep Technology Special Interest Group (SIG), INSIGHT (Innovation and Synergy for Intelligent Home and Living Technology) Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei

  • Director, Sleep Technology Consortium (STC, http://sleeptechconsortium.org) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • Contributing physician, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Advisory Committee of tFDA, Minister of Health & Welfare, Executive Yuan, Taiwan Government

  • President, International Sleep Science and Technology Association (ISSTA), Berlin, Germany and Taiwan Chapter

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

  • ESRS (EU) Board Certificated "Grandparent" Somnologist

  •   Board of Director, Stanford Taiwan Club

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (Official Publication of American Academy of Sleep Medicine. SCI, IF = 3.926)

  • Editorial board, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (SCI IF = 3.634) a prestigious academic journal on neuroscience based in U.K..ESRS (European Sleep Research Society) Board Certificated “Grandparent Somnologist”             

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VICE - PRESIDENT

Patrick J. Strollo, Jr. MD

  • Professor ,Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, USA 

  • Medical Director, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center , Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburg, USA

SECRETARY GENERAL

OFER JACOBOWITZ, M.D., Ph.D. FAASM FAAOA

  • Partner, ENT and Allergy Associates, Manhattan and Middletown, NY.  

  • Sleep Medicine and Sleep Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea   

  • Perform diagnosis and multimodal management of OSA using CPAP, Oral appliances, and sleep surgery.

  • Perform advanced surgical procedures including palatal advancement pharyngoplasty, lateral pharyngoplasty, UPPP, genioglossus advancement, hyoid suspension, partial glossectomy

  • Treat Adult and Pediatric OSA, and other sleep disorders.

  • Associate Director, the Orange Regional Medical Center for Sleep Disorders.

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Prof. Dr. Murat Özgören

  • Vice-Rector, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

  • Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biophysics, Brain Dynamics Research Center, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir 35340, Turkey 

TREASURER

Dr. Niels Wessel

  • Heading the Cardiovascular Physics group at the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

  • He has been working in nonlinear time series analysis and modelling with regard to their applications to medical data and risk stratification since 1993.

  • Guest scientist at Charité Berlin.

II.Chair of Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. rer. Physiol. THOMAS PENZEL

  • Research director, Sleep Medicine Center at the Charité, University Hospital Berlin

  • Senior researcher in cardiovascular sleep research, St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic

  • Treasurer, World Association on Sleep Medicine (WASM)

  • Chair ,European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), sleep medicine committee,

  • Co-chair, European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), examination committee,

  • Chair, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, TC Cardiopulmonary

  • Member, European Respiratory Society (ERS), harmonising education for respiratory medicine of European specialists (HERMES) for respiratory sleep

  • Co-chair, World Association on Sleep Medicine, examination committee,

  • Treasurer, World Sleep Society

  • Chair of the board, German Sleep Foundation (charitable foundation)

  • Shareholder, Somnico GmbH (a medical education and consulting company)

  • Scientific director and shareholder, Advanced Sleep Research GmbH (a clinical research organization) 

Introduction of Advisory Board

MICHAEL V. VITIELLO, PhD.

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Bio-behavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Washington

  • Research Affiliate, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

  • Member, Institute for Translational Health Sciences, UW

  • Investigator, INSIGHT Center, National Taiwan University

  • Consulting Professor, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

  • Chair, UWMC Psychiatry Space Committee, UW    

  • Co-Director, Northwest Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), UW

  • Chair, UWMC Psychiatry Space Committee, UW    

  • Co-Director, Northwest Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Center (NW GWEC), UW.

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

  • Invited Participant, 9th Annual Trans-NIH Pain Consortium Symposium, Bethesda, MD    

  • Invited Participant Trans-NIH Sleep/Pain Workshop, NIH, Bethesda, MD      

  • Consulting Professor, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

  • Executive Council Member, Specialty Committee of Sleep Medicine, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)

  • Executive Council Member, Specialty Committee of TCM Psychology, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)                    

  • Editorial Board, Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Yu-che, Jerry, Wang,Ph.D.

  • Director, Chung-hua University, HSINCHU, TAIWAN

  • Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Chung-hua University, HSINCHU, TAIWAN

MICHAEL SARTE, M.D.

  • CHAIRMAN, DEPT. OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, HEAD & NECK SURGERY, RIZAL MEDICAL CENTER, Pasig Blvd., Pasig City, Philippines

  • CONSULTANT DIRECTOR,CENTER FOR SNORING AND SLEEP DISORDERS ,THE MEDICAL CITY, Manila, Philippines

  • CHAIRMAN,FELLOWSHIP TRAINING ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE ,PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF SLEEP MEDICINE (PSSM), Manila, Philippines

  • PAST PRESIDENT, PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF SLEEP MEDICINE (PSSM), Manila, Philippines

  • PAST CHAIRMAN,MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, INTERNATIONAL SLEEP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (ISSTA-BERLIN), Berlin, Germany

  • PAST CHAIRMAN, PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF SLEEP SURGEONS (PASS) under the PHILIPPINE SOCIETY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, HEAD AND NECK SURGER (PSOHNS), Pasig City, Philippines

Prof Dr Zhaochen Ding

  • Director of New Media Department

  • Director of International Office, School of Art & Design

  • Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schwöbel

  • Sleep Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr. rer. medic. Martin Glos

  • Research associate, Somnologist (German Sleep Society)

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine, Berlin, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Adile Oniz

  • Head of Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University

  • Board member and secretary general of Dokuz Eylul University Sleep and Conscious States Research and Application Center

  • The academic coordinator of Dokuz Eylul Technology Development Zone

  • The editor of Dokuz Eylul University Journal of Research and Innovation (DERIN)

  • The project coordinator of International Health Technologies Development & Accelerator Center (BioIzmir) within the scope of Izmir Development Agency’s (IZKA) Guided Project Support

  • The project coordinator of Dokuz Eylul University Technology Transfer Office within the scope of Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) 1513 Project and deputy project coordinator of Dokuzgen Information Platform

  • Provider of trainings for Entrepreneurship Certificate Program at Dokuz Eylul University Entrepreneurship Academy

Dr.med. Helmut Frohnhofen

  • Director, Kliniken Essen-Mitte (Clinic for Geriatrics and center for old age medicine), Essen, Germany

  • Specialist in internal medicine, Knappschafts hospital,

    teaching hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Executive Secretary

MARIA-CECILIA LOPES, M.D., PH.D.

  • Assistant professor, Universidad Federal De Sao Paulo, Brazil

JOSEF CHIANG, M.S.

  • CEO, Inter best Asia limited, British virgin islands

PO-HAN CHIU, M.D.

  • Chief Doctor, Keelung Hospital, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C, Keelung,Taiwan.

  • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Virginia,America.

  • Specialist & Member, Taiwan society of sleep medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Adjunct Professor, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Keelung, Taiwan

  • Member, Taiwan Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Taipei, Taiwan

Committees Chairs & Co-Chairs

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

Chair

MIGNONNE CHAN, PH.D.

  • Chairperson, Global Strength Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & History, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA (1990/09 – 1991/06)

  • Associate-in-Research, Harvard Business School, USA

Co-Chair

GINO YU, Ph.D

  • Director, Digital Entertainment and Game Development, Hong Kong

  • Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Co-Chair

Dr. MURALI MAHADEVAN, MBCHB, FRACS

  • Clinical Director / Surgeon, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Senior Lecturer, the Department of Surgery, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Operator, Ascot and Mercy hospitals, Auckland, New Zealand

PUBLIC ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Chair

Rita Carter

  • Medical writer, contributing to, among others, the Independent, New Scientist, Daily Mail and Telegraph.

  • Twice awarded the Medical Journalists' Association prize for outstanding contribution to medical journalism.

Co-Chair

EMILIA HSIEH, M.S.

  • INTERNATIONAL CHANNEL, PUBLIC TELEVISION SERVICE TAIWAN

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Co-Chair

JOSE HABA-RUBIO, M.D.

  • Neurologist, somnologist, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, European Sleep Research Society, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Neurologist, Center for Investigation and Research in Sleep, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland

Co-Chair

CHIH-TING TIM LIN, PH.D.

  •  Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Principal Investigator

YAO-JEN LIANG D.V.M, PH.D

  • Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Director of Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Engineering, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Professor , Department & Institute of Life Science, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan

INDUSTRIALIZATION COMMITTEE

ADVISORY BOARD

DAVID WHITE, M.D

  • Member, Association of American Physicians

  • Board of Directors, Sleep Research Society

  • Chief Medical Officer, Apnicure Inc.

  • Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Part time Professor of Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Ad hoc Reviewer SLEEP, Chest, New Enland Journal of Medicine Journal of Applied Physiology PLOS One

Chair

GOW-JIUMN HUANG, PH.D.

  • Fellow, Institute for Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan

Co-chair

XIANGYU WANG, PH.D.

  • Professor, Woodside Chair, Faculty of Humanities,
    School of Built Environment, Department of Construction Management, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Education Committee

Co-chair

Sharon A. Keenan, R EEG T, R PSG T, Ph.D., D, ABSM

  • Founder, director and one of the principal lecturers at The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc. Palo Alto CA, California, USA.

Co-Chair

Hsin-Chien Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

  • Chair, Sleep Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Specialist in Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Co-Chair

SUNG-WAN KIM, M.D., PH.D.

Kyung Hee University 

Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL PH.D. AND MASTER PROGRAM

predident RAYLEIGH PING-YING CHIANg is in this position.

Global Ph.D. and Master Program:Link

GLOBAL REGULATION & POLICY COMMITTEE

"GLOBAL SLEEP TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS OFFICIAL WEBSITE":

Co-Chair

KENNETH P. WRIGHT JR., PH.D.

  • Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

  • Director, Administrative research Center (ARC), Sleep and Cronobiology Labortatory, Boulder, CO, USA

Co-Chair

Patrick J. Strollo, Jr. MD

  • Professor ,Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, USA 

  • Medical Director, UPMC Sleep Medicine Center , Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburg, USA

Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. iur. Ulrich M. Gassner, Mag. rer. publ., M. Jur. (Oxon.)

  • Founding director, research centers for medical product law “FORSCHUNGSSTELLE FÜR MEDIZINPRODUKTERECHT (FMPR)” and e-health law “E-Health-Recht” (FEHR), Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany

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