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Dr. M. Safwan Badr

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Wayne State University

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Wayne State University

5057 Woodward Avenue Suite 3101

Detroit, Michigan 48202

United States

Company Description

Wayne State University is one of the nation's pre-eminent public research universities in an urban setting. Through its multidisciplinary approach to research and education, and its ongoing collaboration with government, industry and other institutions, t ... more

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Employment History

Associate Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Division Chief for Pulmonary, Allergy

Critical Care

Vice Chair



Board Member
Accountable Care Organizations

Executive Board Member
American Sleep Medicine Foundation

Board Member
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Board Member
Syrian American Medical Society

American College of Chest Physicians

American College of Physicians

American College of Physician Executives

Association of Subspecialty Professors

American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Damascus University Medical School

University of Damascus

physician executive MBA program

University of Tennessee



Wayne State University School of Medicine , Detroit


American Academy of Neurology Wednesday


American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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Safwan Badr

Professor of Medicine Wayne State University
Dr. Badr is a leading, national expert in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. He is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine. He graduated from Damascus University Medical School in Syria and completed his internship and residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Following two fellowships at the University of Wisconsin, he was appointed to the school's faculty. Since 1996, he has served as Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Wayne State University and in many teaching and faculty positions at the school. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Harper University Hospital and as a Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Badr has been the principal investigator on many grant-funded research efforts and clinical trials. He holds several patents for biomedical devices.

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Safwan Badr, M.D.

Executive Team Administrative Support

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"I don't think you can overdose on healthy sleep," Safwan Badr, chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, said.

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Dr. Safwan Badr, professor and chief of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Harper University Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine, told CBS News, "The first rule in medicine is do no harm."

Badr said that applies both to the patient and the broader world of health care. "Draining precious resources with no benefit" is also a harm, he noted.
In his specialty of sleep medicine, overnight sleep studies have been overprescribed for insomnia patients.
"Doing a polysomnogram -- which involves a full night of monitoring sleep, breathing, heart, and movement -- rarely provides you with useful information for insomnia patients," said Badr.
He said medications, which can have many side effects, are also not a first line of treatment for insomnia unless there are other complications.
Likewise, Badr said some patients with insomnia who also have a second sleep disorder and haven't found relief through behavioral adjustments, may benefit from an all-night sleep study.

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"Sleep is part of our own nature's defense against illness," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He calls the study's results "powerful."

The study is unique because it used objective measures to show that poor sleep habits make people more vulnerable to a cold virus, says Badr, who was not involved in the research. The actigraphy measured sleep in a much more accurate way than information researchers get from self-reports, he says.

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