Co-Founder & Advisor (Board Observer)

Advisor at Somnera, Alan Schwartz, MD, headshot

Dr. Schwartz is an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as a distinguished visiting professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru) and as a scientific advisor of sleep and breathing technologies and a practitioner and clinical investigator for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore. His areas of clinical expertise include pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Schwartz previously directed the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center at Bayview Campus, the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program and the Center for Interdisciplinary Sleep Research and Education with its Sleep Core Research Laboratory and Scoring Hub (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical campus). His research interests include obesity and sleep apnea pathogenesis, nocturnal hypoxemia in COPD, and obesity and neural control in sleep-disordered breathing. He has served on the American Thoracic Society Program Committee and currently serves on the Planning Committee for the Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly. He was recognized by the Department of Medicine with a Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2011. He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins, completed his residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and performed a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Johns Hopkins.