Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder, FusionHealth
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is a systems neuroscientist, neurologist and sleep medicine physician with particular expertise in technology enabled sleep-health delivery systems. He began his career at the University of Pennsylvania studying the neurophysiology of central nervous systems that generate sleep and circadian rhythms in animals. Currently, he is co-founder, Chief Medical Officer of FusionHealth, an Atlanta-based sleep healthcare technology firm.
At FusionHealth, he oversees the development of innovative medical systems that
provide scalable solutions using platform-based technologies to access, diagnose, treat and manage sleep problems and disorders in large populations. Prior to FusionHealth, he co-founded FusionSleep, an Atlanta-based AASM accredited multi-disciplinary sleep medicine program that continues to serve tens-of-thousands of children and adults with sleep disorders. He was also director of the Emory University Sleep Laboratory and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program where he trained graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Durmer is a co-investigator for the NIH-funded Sleep SMART research trial together with the University of Michigan & the NIH StrokeNet consortium to determine if treating obstructive sleep apnea protects individuals from the occurrence of stroke. He is a collaborator and advisor to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on multiple studies, most recently the ongoing OSAFE investigation to determine the impact of obstructive sleep apnea therapy on the safety of professional truck drivers. Dr. Durmer provides scientific and clinical guidance for multiple sleep-related organizations involved in the healthcare technology, pharmaceutical, and clinical science/practice arenas.
He has published multiple medical textbook chapters, original research papers and
abstracts. His collaboration with multiple international clinical research teams led to the development of medical criteria used to diagnose and treat Restless Legs Syndrome in adults and children. Dr. Durmer is past-President of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals and three-term member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Foundation, and currently serves on the pediatric RLS subcommittee for the Foundation. He serves as the Sleep Performance Director for the United States Olympic Weightlifting team and multiple other sports organizations including the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the NCAA DIII Championship Emory University Swimming & Diving team. In addition, he is the appointed Sleep Medicine advisor to the Federal Aviation
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