We have a strong and diverse faculty with multidisciplinary backgrounds in neurology, pulmonology, critical care medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine. 

Our faculty are devoted to fellow education and growth. Thus, each unique aspect of patient-centered care and polysomnogram interpretation will ensure that each fellow graduates to be a highly competent and skilled sleep physician.

Faculty

Brief Bio

Joyce K. Lee-Iannotti, MD
Joyce K. Lee-Iannotti, MD

Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residencies: Internal Medicine (Preliminary) and Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowships: Sleep Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Vascular Neurology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Phoenix
Areas of Interest: Research niches in REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy, overlap of stroke/sleep and health care disparities, education, improving care delivery, building programs (pioneering), national work with the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Kenneth S. Knox, MD
Kenneth S. Knox, MD

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Career Development, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, Ohio State University
Fellowships: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Indiana University
Areas of Interest: Editorial reviews for various medical journals, authoring and publishing peer-reviewed articles, education, health care administration, research with funding from state and federal grants, national involvement with the American Thoracic Society


Lilabeth Pineda, MD

Medical Director, Sleep Medicine Services, Phoenix VA Medical Center

Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Fellowships: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Areas of Interest: Education, hospital and health care administration, improving care delivery, serving on the IRB subcommittee, as well as the research information and protection subcommittee

Walter Castro, MD
Walter Castro, MD

Director, Banner Thunderbird Sleep Center

Medical School: San Martin de Porres University School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics, San Juan City Hospital
Fellowships: Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Areas of Interest: Education, improving patient care delivery systems, board review, improving polysomnogram review and testing for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with a pediatric emphasis

Kristin Knobbe, MD
Kristin Knobbe, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Fellowship: Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Areas of Interest: Education, sleep disorders in adolescents, transition to adult care for young adults with special needs, quality improvement in clinical systems

Nadia A. Hasaneen, MD, PhD, FCCP
Nadia A. Hasaneen, MD, PhD, FCCP

Medical School: Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
PhD: Jointly from Stony Brook Medicine and Mansoura university, Egypt
Residency: Stony Brook Medicine, New York
Fellowships: Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine, New York
Areas of Interest: Long standing research interest in the role of obstructive sleep apnea in the development of lung fibrosis, interaction of sleep apnea with cardiopulmonary diseases like asthma, COPD and CHF, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and home mechanical ventilation, fellowship research education, national work with the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society