Sleep Disorders Center Accredited to Perform Sleep Studies

The Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center -- University Campus has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to perform out-of-center sleep testing. 

For patients, this means that they have the option of performing their sleep studies at home in the comfort of their own beds, under the supervision of UAMC’s nationally accredited Center for Sleep Disorders. 

Typically, diagnosing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders means that patients must spend the night in a sleep lab to undergo a sleep study.  However, with in-home sleep testing a patient self-administers the home sleep test.  This is especially beneficial for those who are homebound, not comfortable in the sleep lab environment, or cannot easily arrange their schedule to spend a night away from home.

The national accreditation of this program recognizes the Center’s commitment to ensuring that patients are receiving the highest quality of care when they elect to undergo out of center sleep testing.

“Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a distinction that validates the high quality of care rendered by our center to promote sleep health and care for sleep disorders in our community,” said Center Director Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, associate professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson.

About the UAMC Center for Sleep Disorders
This is the second national accreditation for the Center for Sleep Disorders, which received a five-year accreditation from the AASM in June 2013 for its in-laboratory sleep study program.  The Center was established in February 2012 and includes four sleep testing rooms at UAMC’s University Campus. The Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and related conditions, collaborating with sleep physicians, mental health professionals, pulmonologists, pediatricians and others to ensure individualized and comprehensive care.  To schedule an appointment, please call 520-694-2522, option 1. 

Release Date: 
02/26/2014 - 7:15am
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