Board of Directors

President (2024-2026)

Bhargavi Gali, MD

Dr. Bhargavi Gali is an anesthesiologist and intensivist, associate professor of anesthesiology and
perioperative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Gali serves as Rochester Methodist Hospital
PACU medical director, and vice-chair of quality for the Critical Care independent multidisciplinary
practice. Her areas of interest include perioperative management of patients with sleep disorders, and
perioperative quality and safety.

President-Elect (2024-2026)

Mandeep Singh, MD

Dr. Mandeep Singh is an early-career clinician-scientist, uniquely dual-certified in Sleep Medicine and Anesthesiology, having completed the training from University of Toronto (UT) and practices in both the disciplines. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Sciences Research from the Institute of Health and Policy Management and Evaluation, UT. He is Director of the inaugural Sleep, Anesthesiology and Pain medicine (SleAP) program at Women's College Hospital, and University Health Network, UT.

He is the recipient of prestigious Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Career Scientist Award, Merit Award program at University of Toronto, and recently, the 2020 SASM Presidential Scholar Award. His current translational research interests include evaluating perioperative outcomes in patients with sleep health disruption, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), chronic insomnia and disorders of daytime hypersomnolence such as narcolepsy and idioathic hypersomnia. Current projects include the impact of optimal sleep health on quality of life and wellness amongst health care workers, perioperative and chronic pain population; evaluation of health technology such as Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and other tools to measure objective sleep-health data in patients with various sleep disorders in these settings.

Treasurer/Secretary (2024-2026)

Olubukola (Bukky) Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS


Dr. Nafiu is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Attending Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Nafiu received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He then completed a Pediatric residency at the same hospital in Nigeria, before moving to the United Kingdom, where he trained as an Anesthesiologist and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anesthetists, London. He came to the United States as a visiting Instructor in 2002 and after completing that stint signed up for the US anesthesiology residency training program, which he completed at the University of Michigan. He also received a Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Nafiu has received a K23 award entitled "Association of Childhood Obesity with Early Post-Tonsillectomy Pain" from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
His research and clinical interests focus on healthcare disparity in pediatric surgical patients as well as the role of obesity and sleep-disordered breathing on pediatric perioperative health.


Immediate Past President (2024-2026)

Christine Won, MD, MSc 

Dr. Christine Won is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale University and the Medical Director of the Yale Sleep Center. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program. She is Chair of the Sleep-disordered breathing section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and member of the national VA Sleep Network.

Board of Director At Large (2020-2024)

Dennis Auckley, MD

Dr. Auckley is a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth Medical Center) in Cleveland, OH. He received his BA in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia, his MD from Indiana University (IU), underwent Internal Medicine training at IU, and then performed his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship and training in Sleep Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Auckley is board certified in all 3 specialties.

Dr. Auckley directs the Center for Sleep Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and performs research on sleep with a focus on sleep disordered breathing in inpatients. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and has written several chapters and reviews on various aspects of sleep medicine. He is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Sleep Medicine Test Approval Committee and has served on national committees for a variety of medical societies, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM). He is the Past-President of SASM and Vice Chair of both the AASM Inpatient Sleep Medicine Task Force and the AASM Diagnostic Testing Update Task Force.

Board of Director At Large (2020-2024)

Tom Cloward, MD

Tom Cloward, MD is the Medical Director of Sleep Medicine at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. He is an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah. His research interests include the effects of opioids on sleep disordered breathing, inpatient sleep medicine, and the cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea. He is also interestedin post-graduate education and fellowship training.

Board of Director At Large (2021-2024)

Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MS

Jennifer E. Dominguez, MD, MHS is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University School of Medicine, where she has been the Program Director of the Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship Program since 2016, and the Interim Associate Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion since 2023. Dr. Dominguez graduated from Yale School of Medicine where she also completed a Masters in Health Sciences, and completed her Anesthesiology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. She completed an ACGME-accredited obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at Duke, and has been on faculty there since 2013. Dr. Dominguez is an active member of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, and an Associate member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. She has also served as the Chair of the Obstetrics Subcommittee of the Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine since 2017 and was the lead author on the recent consensus guideline on the screening and diagnosis of OSA in pregnant people. She has served as a member of the SASM Board of Directors since 2022, and as annual meeting co-chair in 2023. Her research interests are related to obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy, obesity in pregnancy, medical education and health equity in obstetric anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Board of Director At Large (2024-2026)

Mary Hargett, Director of Education and Clinical Affairs

Mary Hargett is the Director of Education and Clinical Affairs for the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management, at Hospital for Special Surgery, where she has been on staff for more than 35 years.  She was the Administrative Director and one of the Founders of the Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship Directors Group, a Group comprised of over 85 Fellowship Programs, which represents almost ever Program in this subspecialty in North America, since its inception in 2001.  Mary now serves on the Board of Directors for this Group, which has formalized into the Regional Anesthesiology Fellowship Directors Association.  She is an author on over 25 peer-reviewed publications, including all 3 versions of the Guidelines for Fellowships in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine.  Mary has presented several times at national and international conferences and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Special Recognition Award from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, an award that has only been presented once, in recognition of Mary’s work and organizational efforts to advance Fellowship and Residency Education.  Mary has served and continues to serve on several Hospital and Society Committee and has been the Administrative Lead for multiple Symposia and Consensus Conferences since 1996.

Board of Director At Large (2024-2026)

Sarah McConville, MD