Dr. Walter Pickut
I hold a Master of Science degree in medical physiology, board registry in polysomnographic technology (RPSGT), and registry as a sleep disorder specialist (RRT-SDS) awarded by NBRC, with seven years of experience in hospital-based sleep labs. In addition, while serving as director of education for the Anesthesiology Department at Jersey City Medical Center early in my career, I completed all hospital-based clinical rotations in Clinical Diagnosis through New Jersey College of Medicine.
I found sleep medicine to be a uniquely satisfying career choice. It creates remarkable opportunities for wholistic patient care. I discovered that treatment for sleep disturbances can be life-changing, not only physically, but emotionally, professionally, and sometimes even in empowering patients to heal their most important relationships.
Rarely, however, had any aspect of my previous 20-year career focusing on cardiopulmonary medicine affected me as much as when my own adult son’s health, family-life, and career were dramatically transformed by a diagnosis of sleep apnea and a well-titrated CPAP intervention.
My experience also includes diagnostics and therapeutics in cardiopulmonary care, hospital department management in those fields, university-level teaching, and research. However, a renewed interest in the groundbreaking new discoveries in sleep neuroscience, prompted by my own experience, drew me into this specialty.