Asim Roy, MD is the medical director of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute. Board certified in sleep medicine and neurology, he works in close collaboration with health care providers to deliver continuous and coordinated sleep medicine care to adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Roy brings a thorough and thoughtful approach to patient care, in line with the comprehensive standards of our institute. He is the author of various articles, chapters and books, covering, among other topics, sleep and neurological disorders, restless legs syndrome, idiopathic hypersomnia, confusional arousals and sleep walking, cataplexy and REM sleep behavior disorder. Dr. Roy completed his neurology residency at Georgetown University as Chief Resident and his sleep and neurophysiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Roy and the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute share a long history together. He decided to specialize in sleep medicine following a rotation he spent at our institute as an intern. Under the mentoring of the late Dr. Helmut Schmidt and Dr. Markus Schmidt, he discovered the fascinating world of sleep medicine that has now sparked a life-long interest. His professionalism, warm personality and dedication to patient care are terrific assets to our institute.
A big proponent of education, he trains medical professionals on sleep disorders management. He serves on the board of directors for the committee on accreditation for polysomnographic technologist education. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association and Columbus Medical Association.
Dan Cohen, Roy A. Randip Singh. Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Octavian C. Ioachimescu. Contemporary Sleep Medicine for Physicians. E-Book. Bentham Science Publishers. October 2011
Reynolds TQ, Roy A. Isolated cataplexy and REM sleep behavior disorder after pontine stroke. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Volume 07 / Issue 02 April 15, 2011
Confusional Arousals – Sleepwalking. Foldvary, N, Krishna J, Budur K. Contributor: Roy, A. A Case A week: Sleep Disorders From the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland, OH: Oxford University Press. September 2010
Sleep and Neurological Disorders - Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health, Contributor: Roy, A. Oxford University Press. 2010
1000 Neurology and Psychiatry Questions for the Boards. Budur, K, Roy, A. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkines. February 1st, 2009
Restless Legs Syndrome. Winkelman, J.W., Henderson, J.H., Kotagal, S., Lee-Chiong, T.L., Lichstein, K.L., Murray, B.J., and Shenck, C.H. (Eds.). Contributor: Roy, A. Case book of sleep medicine- A learning companion to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd ed., Diagnositc and Coding manueal (pp.) Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2008.
Underground Clinical Vignettes Step 2: Neurology. Contributor: Roy, A. Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins. November 2007.
Armon C, Roy A. Polysomnography: Overview and Clinical Application. eMedicine. March 2007. http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic566.htm.
Van Passel-Clark LM, Roy A, Nguyen D, Clement S, Yepes M. Hemorrhagic Pituitary Apoplexy Presenting With Isolated Unilateral Oculomotor Nerve Palsy. Consultant. April 2005
Roy A, Bae C, Bedford T, Mermigis H. CPAP acclimation: does it make a difference? Abstract accepted at the Associated Professions Sleep Societies meeting, June 2006.
Roy A, Stayman A. REM apnea: Searching for Clinical and Polysomnographic Correlates. Abstract accepted at the Associated Professions Sleep Societies meeting. June 2008
Honors & Awards:
- Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship from The University of Akron, 1997
- Graduated Cum Laude from The University of Akron, 1997
- Dean’s Lists at The University of Akron, 1995-1997