Dr. Chervin earned his baccalaureate at Harvard and his medical degree at Stanford. He completed a residency in neurology at Cornell, and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford. In 1994 he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan, where he subsequently obtained a master’s of science degree in clinical research design and biostatistics. As Director of the U-M Sleep Disorders Center for two decades, Dr. Chervin helped to create a large and successful academic sleep medicine program with a multidisciplinary structure that spans many departments. Dr. Chervin’s research, funded by the NIH since 1997, has addressed a wide range of issues in sleep medicine, across the lifespan, with particular focus on obstructive sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, subjective and objective assessment techniques, biomedical innovation, and cognitive and behavioral consequences of childhood sleep disorders. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and mentored well over 100 fellowship-trained sleep medicine physicians as well as many junior faculty and investigators.
Dr. Chervin is an associate editor for the journal SLEEP, and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and for Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the board of directors for the International Pediatric Sleep Association, and volunteered for many years on the advisory board and then board of governors for the children’s non-profit Sweet Dreamzzz. He is a past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a former board member of the Sleep Research Society.