Leadership | Board of Directors
President: Mark Garwood, MD
Dr. Mark Garwood joined the University of Michigan’s Department of Neurology faculty in 2013 where he now serves as Director of the Sleep Disorders Clinics. Prior to entering his role in academic medicine, he provided clinical care in sleep medicine and neurology to the surrounding Ann Arbor community for 7 years in private practice. In private practice he founded and directed the Greater Ann Arbor Sleep Disorders Center and directed the Chelsea Community Hospital Sleep Center. At the University of Michigan he has served on the Department of Neurology’s Teleneurology Exploratory Committee as Co-Chair and helped develop teleneurology services between the Department of Neurology and Mid-Michigan Health System which were implemented in the summer of 2015. He has also served on E-Consultation development committees for sleep medicine and neurology. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Garwood has been active on our Health Care Policy Committee. At a national level he serves as Vice-Chair of the Coding and Compliance Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and serves as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Alternate Advisor to the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC). His clinical interests include sleep and neurodegenerative disorders, disorders of hypersomnolence, and insomnia. He completed his sleep fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2006, neurology residency at the University of Iowa in 2005, and medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in 2001 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
President Elect: Virginia Skiba, MD
Virginia Skiba, M.D. received her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 when she graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. She spent the next 9 years of her career serving in the United States Navy. She completed an Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD. While in the U.S. Navy, she was stationed at the Naval Hospital Twenty Nine Palms where she worked as a Primary Care Provider from 2005 to 2007. From 2010 to 2013 she was stationed at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in NC, where she worked as a Staff Neurologist and Neurology Division Head. Dr. Skiba then completed a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Currently, she works at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center, where is the Medical Director of the Cottage sleep lab, Section Chief of the Sterling Heights clinic and fellowship Associate Program Director. She is on the AASM Young Physician’s Presidential Committee. She has been a member of the MASM since 2014, where she is a member on the Education and Practice Management Committee, member of the Insurance Liaison/Health Policy Committee, and was the Chair of the 2018 Annual Conference Planning Committee.
Past President: Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD, FAASM
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Neurology as well as Director of the Sleep Laboratory, Ann Arbor VA. After completing medical school at the Dow Medical College, Dr Shamin-Uzzaman obtained and completed an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the Texas Tech University Amarillo Health Center. This was followed by completing a Movement Disorders fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and Sleep Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. She has been active in the local and national sleep medicine societies.
Secretary & Treasurer: Soumya Madala, MD
Dr. Madala is a board certified internist and sleep medicine specialist. She graduated from medical school at Sri Devraj Urs Medical College, Karnatake, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. She has been practicing sleep medicine at Mercy Health Sleep center in Grand Rapids.
Board Member: Cynthia Nichols, PhD., FAASM, C.BSM
Cindy Nichols, PhD, DABSM, FAASM, CBSM has served on the MASM Board of Directors for over 20 years and currently practices at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City where she is the Clinical Director. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders in children, parasomnias, cognitive-behavioral treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep in traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorders, and new technologies in sleep measurement. She has served on several AASM task forces and co-authored systematic reviews on indications for polysomnography in children and on recommended sleep duration in children. She is an experienced biostatistician and has served as the statistical co-author for publications in a broad range of both sleep and non-sleep areas. She also serves on the Institutional Review Board at Munson Medical Center.
Board Member: Mohan Dutt, MD
Mohan Dutt MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Neurology where he practices sleep medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at Saint Georges University. He completed his internal medicine residency training in Phoenix, AZ followed by a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado/National Jewish Health. He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018. Dr. Dutt’s clinical interests lie in the associations between sleep apnea and pulmonary disease, specifically pulmonary hypertension. His other interests are clinical education, technology, and content delivery. To this aim, he has created a sleep medicine focused podcast and website as a means to increase access to education.
Administrative Assistants: Karen Carter and Rachel Flum.