Dr. Najib Ayas – MD, FRCPC, MPH


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC


Dr. Najib Ayas is the Medical Director of the Sleep Program at UBC Hospital and a Clinician Scientist in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He completed clinical and research training at Harvard and the Mayo Clinic. He is a recognized international expert in sleep apnea. He has been actively involved in clinical practice and research of sleep since 1996 with over 200 scientific publications. His work has been funded by a variety of sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, BC Lung Association, MITACS, and the National Institutes of Health. He has also held many national/international leadership positions with respect to sleep medicine including: Executive Member of the Canadian Sleep Society, Head of the Canadian Thoracic Society Sleep Disordered Breathing Guidelines Committee, and Chair of the American Thoracic Society Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Planning Committee.

Areas of interest:

Precision health; Public health; Sleep Disorders; Sleep apnea

Contact info:

CLH Clinic Phone: 604-875-4122
CLH Clinic Fax: 604-875-4695

UBC Sleep Disorders Phone: 604-822-7606
UBC Sleep Disorders Fax: 604-822-9744