Disclaimer: Certification by the American Board of Sleep Medicine does not in itself confer authority to practice medicine beyond the authority granted by a state that issues a license to practice medicine.

The American Board of Sleep Medicine throughout its history offered non-physicians, specifically PhDs, the opportunity to sit for its examination. Many PhD candidates over the years successfully passed the examination and received the designation "diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine." This designation must not be interpreted to mean that the American Board of Sleep Medicine designation supersedes any state or federal law with regard to medical license requirements for the treatment of patients. Those who have successfully passed the exam MUST be careful not to practice medicine outside of their legal limits.

Certified International Sleep Specialists

Name  City  State  Country  Date of Exam 
Baruch El-Ad, M.D. Tel-Aviv   Israel 4/17/2000
Seung Chul Hong, M.D., Ph.D. Suwon   Korea 4/17/2000
Luciana Palombini, M.D. Los Altos CA   4/17/2000
Darwin R. Vizcarra, M.D. Lima   Peru 4/17/2000
Antonio Bove-Ribe, M.D. Tarragona   Spain 4/23/2001
Diego Garcia-Borreguero, M.D. Madrid Madrid Spain 4/23/2001
Giora Piller, M.D., Ph.D. Haifa Israel Israel 4/23/2001
Dalva L. R. Poyares, M.D. Palo Alto CA   4/23/2001
Naoko Tachibana, M.D. Osaka   Japan 4/23/2001
John Laurence Faul, M.D. Stanford CA   4/8/2002
Nikola Trajanovic, M.D. Belgrade   Serbia and Montenegro 4/15/2003
Jinkyu Han, M.D. Seoul   South Korea 3/25/2004
Esra Fatma Tasali, M.D. Chicago IL   3/26/2004
Riva Tauman, M.D. Tel-Aviv   Israel 3/26/2004
David Cunnington, M.B., B.S. Middle Park Victoria Australia 3/22/2005
Yasunori Oka, M.D. Kyoto   Japan 3/22/2005
Stephan Ulrich Schuele, M.D. Cleveland OH   3/22/2005
Ahmad A. Toma, M.D. Northolmsted OH   3/22/2005
Gustavo Enrique Cosenza, M.D. Miami FL   3/23/2005
Il Hee Hong, M.D. Kyunggi-Do   South Korea 3/23/2005
Ceyda Erel Kirisoglu, M.D. Ulus Istanbul Turkey 3/23/2005
Teeradej Kuptanon, M.D. Metairie LA   3/23/2005
Thirukandeeswaram Rangaswamy Swaminathan, M.B., B.S. Troy MI   3/23/2005
Nantaporn Tiyapun, M.D.     Thailand 3/23/2005
Wish Banhiran, M.D. Menlo Park CA   9/20/2005
Thun-How Ong, M.B., B.S. Providence RI   9/21/2005
Hangwi Tang, M.B., B.S. Brisbane QLD Australia 9/21/2005
Tat Kong Wong, M.B., B.S.     Hong Kong 9/21/2005
Chang-Ho Yun Incheon   Republic of Korea 9/21/2005
Jose Luis Alva, M.D. Juarez   Mexico 9/19/2006
Ji Ho Choi, M.D. Ansan-City GyeongGi-Do South Korea 9/19/2006
Wattanachai Chotinaiwattarakul, M.D. Taling-Chan Bankok Thailand 9/19/2006
Jee Hyun Kim, M.D., Ph.D. San Francisco CA   9/19/2006
Jong Woo Lee, M.D. Seoul   Republic of Korea 9/19/2006
Ignatius Honwah Mark, M.B., B.S.     Singapore 9/19/2006
Haralabos Mihail Mermigis, M.D. Westlake OH   9/19/2006
Hong-Beom Shin, M.D.   Seoul Republic of Korea 9/19/2006
Manisha Witmans, M.D., FAASM Edmonton AB   9/19/2006