How much sleep do CEOs really need?

Dr. Atul Malhotra is a board-certified pulmonologist, intensivist and Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. In this podcast, Atul shares some key facts about the amount of sleep needed to support cognitive function, and the increased health risks associated with inadequate sleep.

Dr. Malhotra is active clinically in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine care and research related to sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep disorders associated with medical or psychiatric conditions.

Dr. Malhotra is the president of the American Thoracic Society. He has taught and presented his research on sleep-related disorders locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

He has published more than 200 original manuscripts in leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Sleep and the Journal of American Medical Association.

Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Malhotra practiced pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also served as attending physician in intensive care at King Faisal Hospital in Rwanda. He was associate professor at Harvard Medical School and medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Sleep Disorders Research Program.