Dr. Safwan Badr is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a Staff Physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. Dr. Badr is a sleep disorders researcher and mentor with a focus on the pathophysiology, manifestations and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Badr has served multiple national and international medical societies throughout his career. He is invested in outstanding medical education. He was the founding director of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Sleep Medicine Fellowship program and he teaches and mentors students in multiple departments across the medical school. He has mentored many trainees and junior faculty who went on to develop successful clinical and academic careers.