Our Clinical Advisory Board
Peter Catalano, MD, FACS, FARS
Dr. Catalano is Chief of Otolaryngology and Medical Director of Research at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA. He is affiliated with Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Catalano received his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a frequent international lecturer on minimally-invasive ENT procedures, and runs several popular annual physician conferences on topics relating to minimally-invasive otolaryngology procedures.
Michael Friedman, MD, FACS
Dr. Friedman is Chairman of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL, Professor of Otolaryngology at Rush University Medical Center, and Medical Director of ChicagoENT, a multi-physician private practice with locations in and around the greater Chicago, IL area. Since 1977, Dr. Friedman has practiced as an ear, nose, and throat doctor in the Chicago area, and has earned recognition from peers and patients alike. Dr. Friedman is also a nationally known expert on head and neck cancer, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and sleep disorders. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Friedman has trained countless surgeons, fellows, residents, and medical students. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and has co-authored many book chapters and textbooks on snoring, sleep apnea, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is the editor-in-chief of what many consider to be the field’s definitive textbook, Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy.
M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, FACS, MSCR
Dr. Gillespie is Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at UTHSC and Methodist University Hospital. He is originally from Anderson, SC and is a graduate of Davidson College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed his residency and fellowship in otolaryngology – head & neck surgery. Dr. Gillespie earned a Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina, and is board certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine. He was among the first U.S. surgeons to perform salivary endoscopy and has educated many of the surgeons in the U.S. who currently perform the technique. He has published over 130 academic papers including the New England Journal of Medicine study of hypoglossal nerve stimulation for sleep apnea. He is also the senior author of the only peer-review published study investigating the use of resorbable barbed suture in the soft palate as a treatment for snoring: TranQuill sling snoreplasty for snoring: A single-arm pilot study for safety and effectiveness.
Sam Mickelson, MD, FACS, FABSM
Dr. Mickelson is Director at Atlanta Snoring and Sleep Disorder Institute and Medical Director at Advanced Sleep Laboratories in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Mickelson is one of the most widely published sleep, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea researchers in the world, and one of the most sought-after sleep disorder specialists in the southeastern United States. He is a past chairman of the Sleep Disorders Committee for the American Academy of Otolaryngology and continues to volunteer his services on its behalf.
Tucker Woodson, MD
Dr. Woodson is Professor and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He is also the Director of the Froedtert Hospital/MCW Sleep Disorders Program, and an internationally recognized expert in obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Woodson has served on multiple international and national committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and is past president of the International Surgical Sleep Society. He was the representative of the American Board of Otolaryngology to the Examination Committee for the development of ABMS Sleep sub-certification. He has published more than 150 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on sleep medicine and surgery.