Clayton Sleep Institute’s Joseph Ojile M.D., Appointed to National Sleep Foundation Board

Ojile will chair the Board’s education committee

ST. LOUIS (July 2011)— Joseph Ojile, M.D., founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Board of Directors. Ojile has become increasingly involved with the NSF in recent years presenting at the organization’s annual meeting during National Sleep Awareness Week, serving as Chairman for the Continuing Medical Education Task Force and interviewing with media on behalf of the organization.

As a board member, Ojile will provide strategic direction and leadership to the NSF. Ojile will chair the NSF’s education committee where he will help guide and recruit Ad Hoc Task Force participants for the Sleep in America poll, will oversee the NSF Open-Call for Workshops and Symposia and will be responsible for working with staff to implement education projects.

“The National Sleep Foundation has been fortunate in its ability to attract leading sleep scientists and clinicians to volunteer their expertise,” said David M. Cloud, NSF’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are greatly honored that Dr. Ojile has accepted a leading role with the Foundation.”

Ojile will also serve on the NSF’s public awareness committee where he will provide planning assistance and review for the NSF’s efforts to upgrade and change public awareness and perceptions about the importance of sleep, sleep disorders and related issues.

“The National Sleep Foundation works tirelessly to improve sleep awareness among consumers and health professionals alike, so it’s an honor to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors,” said Ojile. “I’m looking forward to my enhanced role with the Foundation’s education and public awareness committees, as the education component runs parallel with the work we do at Clayton Sleep Institute and through the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation.”

Ojile is founder and CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute, a leading independent organization dedicated to all aspects of sleep medicine and healthy sleep, as well as President of the Clayton Sleep Research Foundation, an educational endeavor that produces, among other programs, the annual, national conference, Updates in Sleep Medicine.

In addition to his new appointment to the NSF Board, Ojile is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American Thoracic Society and a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pulmonary Diseases and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.