Clayton Sleep Institute’s Clinical Director Recognized as Teacher of the Year

Mark Muehlbach, Ph.D. receives William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching

ST. LOUIS (May 2011)—Mark Muehlbach, Ph.D., Clinical Director of The Clinics at Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI), a leading independent organization dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and healthy sleep, was recently recognized by Webster University as a recipient of the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr. Muehlbach received this award as an adjunct professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences for the institution’s College of Arts and Sciences, for which he established a specialized course, “The Psychology of Sleep.”

“We are continually impressed with Mark’s enthusiasm for education whether it’s with a patient in the clinic or a student in the classroom,” said Dr. Joseph Ojile, founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute.  “His dedication to quality work and furthering the community’s understanding and appreciation for sleep and psychology is second-to-none.  Our team congratulates Mark on this accomplishment and we are proud to have him as a core member of the CSI team.”

In addition to his role with CSI and Webster University, Dr. Muehlbach is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has more than 27 years of experience in sleep and sleep disorders research.  He has been the lead investigator on several published research projects in sleep and co-authored more than 40 publications on sleep-related topics.

Dr. Muehlbach earned his board certification in sleep medicine at the first accredited sleep laboratory in St. Louis under the direction of one of the first board-certified sleep specialist medical doctors.  Prior to this certification, Dr. Muehlbach had become one of the field’s first registered sleep technologists.  Additionally, he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology from Saint Louis University.

About Clayton Sleep Institute:

Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) is a leading independent institution dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and sleep health.  CSI serves patients and physician and business partners through four practice areas:  The Sleep Clinics, The Insomnia Center, The Research Center and The Knowledge Center.  Through these practices CSI creates a 360-degree program for the complex physiological, behavioral, emotional and communal elements of sleep medicine and sleep health.  Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., CSI’s has seven sleep clinics in four markets and serves a national community of sleep professionals through Updates in Sleep Medicine, an annual conference.  CSI works in partnership with The Clayton Sleep Research Foundation to advance the science and education of sleep and sleep health.  For more information about CSI, its practices, partnerships and locations, visit