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William H. Noah, MD

William H. Noah, MD

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Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee


Details

  • Medical School
    University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency
    University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Fellowship
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Certifications
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine 1989 – Internal Medicine 1992 – Pulmonary Medicine 2009 – Sleep Medicine

Biography

Dr. William H. Noah brings 25 years of medical leadership experience from multiple arenas including academic, clinical, public policy, corporate medicine, and even humanitarian aid.

During his training, Dr. Noah was selected by the faculty as Chief Resident of the University of Tennessee Medical Center (an appointed staff position). He was awarded the Plitman Memorial Scholarship for Medical Public Policy and was elected national chairman of the Resident Physician section of the American Society of Internal Medicine (now named the American College of Physicians). He was the first ever resident physician appointed to the residency review committee by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He subsequently became a nationally known speaker and writer on public policy issues in medicine.

Dr. Noah was also successful in the research laboratory and was awarded a prestigious Parker B. Francis National Research Fellowship, but decided to leave research and focus on patient care. In 1993, he founded the Middle Tennessee Center for Lung Disease, and later founded the Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee which have treated over 50,000 patients and currently employ eleven doctors (eight MDs and three PhDs), as well as a combined 60 employees. Dr. Noah currently sits on the National Accreditation Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine which determines and governs the standards in the field of Sleep Medicine.

In 2006, Dr. Noah initiated several clinical research projects in conjunction with Middle Tennessee State University addressing issues in sleep medicine. After developing new and more successful ways of supplying positive airway pressure therapy to patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), he, along with Craig Salazar, formed MD CPAP, Inc. which changed national treatment standards for OSA. Phillips-Respironics then recruited Dr. Noah to educate major insurance companies on how to improve outcomes while reducing costs in sleep medicine.