Dr. Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977 and served as principal investigator for numerous large, federally and industry-sponsored studies. He has authored or edited over 300 publications and nine books, including serving as editor-in-chief of the largest publication on the field of sleep to date—the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors)—and editor-in-chief of Sleep Science and Practice. He is a past recipient of the highest professional awards in the field of sleep medicine: the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award and the World Sleep Society’s Distinguished Service Award.
Her research interests include medical education, sudden cardiac death, and genetic testing for inherited diseases.
With his wife of 42 years—Karen, a retired psychiatrist—he also has three daughters: Randi, former marketing director at Facebook and now CEO of Zuckerberg Media; Donna, who received her classics PhD at Princeton and is now an author and editor of the online publication Eidolon, featuring a modern way to write about the ancient world; and Arielle, who is a partner in a financial firm in San Francisco; as well as seven grandchildren.
Dr. Zuckerberg now regularly lectures nationally and internationally on technology integration, social media marketing, and online reputation management for dentists. He consults privately with dental practices and advises dental/medical technology startups, all while treating patients part time in Cupertino, CA. Dr. Zuckerberg authored the chapter on social media on the ADA’s recently released Practical Guide to Internet Marketing.
In 2021, Dr. Zuckerberg was named the chief dental officer for Keystone Bio, an early clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to eradicating the known driver of inflammation and disease: porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), which is present in the mouths of 50 percent of all adults. He also joined Revere Partners in early 2021, the first independent venture fund for oral health. Dr. Zuckerberg can be reached via his website: painlessdrz.com. He also maintains two Facebook pages: one with tips for his colleagues on promoting their practices using social media to attract new patients and maintain and improve relationships with existing ones, and one for his patients.
She is board certified in sleep medicine, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatrics. She has an ABIM certification for sleep medicine.
Dr. Heit works with clinicians from all around the world to conduct research and develop clinical protocols for the treatment of craniofacial developmental deficiencies. This includes the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
He is also the cofounder of the Foundation of Airway Health and its Airway Summit. Dr.Gelb is the coauthor of GASP: Airway Health – The Hidden Path To Wellness and Functional Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in NYC and White Plains. He has pioneered airway-centric medical and dental education and developed the ACG™ Airway Centric® System, designed for work, play, and sleep.