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The Sleep Center at Crouse Hospital is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who suffer from problems associated with sleeping and daytime alertness.

Located within Crouse Hospital on the second floor of the Memorial unit, the new, six-bed center is staffed by licensed respiratory therapists (polysomnographic technologists) and physicians well versed in the latest developments in the field of sleep-wake disorders. Our fully accredited sleep disorders program assists physicians in recognizing sleep disturbances including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, snoring, circadian rhythm disorders and parasomnias (nightmares, sleep-walking, bed-wetting).

We offer high-tech sophistication in a comfortable, private, home-like setting so that testing and evaluation are as easy, comfortable and restful as possible. We offer our guests — our patients — private rooms with private baths and cable television; wireless Internet access; free parking with valet service; and a complimentary continental breakfast.


Medical Director, Crouse Sleep Center


Stephan Alkins

Stephan Alkins, MD

Board certified: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1994; American Board of Internal Medicine, 1996-2006; American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 1998; American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 1999.

Medical School and residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse; Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine, WRAMC, Washington, DC

Practice: Internist Associates of Central New York


The Sleep Center at Crouse Hospital is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the national accrediting body for sleep disorders centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. The AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.

AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The Standards for Accreditation ensure that sleep medicine providers display and maintain proficiency in areas such as testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training.


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