Leadership | Board of Directors
President: Mark Garwood, MD
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
Chairman, Health Policy Committee: R. Bart Sangal, MD, FAASM
R. Bart Sangal, MD is the Director of Sleep & Attention Disorders Institute in Sterling Heights, MI, and Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He has previously served as Chair of the Health Policy Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), member of its Board of Directors, and Chair of the Business of Sleep Medicine Course. He served on the Task Force that wrote the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd edition. He received the AASM’s Mark Hatfield Public Policy Award in 2006.His research interests have included daytime sleepiness and attention deficit. He has participated as Principal Investigator in 76 clinical trials, and has authored 54 peer-reviewed papers (including review articles on the Indications for Polysomnography and related procedures, and the Clinical Use of the MSLT and MWT).
Administrative Assistant: Karen Carter