The Mount Sinai Integrative Sleep Center

Director of the Mount Sinai Integrative Sleep Medicine Program and the Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Burschtin is Sleep Certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Burschtin's clinical experience includes all areas of sleep disorders, from childhood to adolescence and adulthood to geriatric sleep disorders. His professional activities include clinical care, sleep education and research.

He was born in Argentina and grew up in Uruguay. He moved to the United States from Montevideo Uruguay, where he received his undergraduate and medical school degree. He received his Internal Medicine training at the NYU Downtown Hospital. Subsequently, he attended his Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Fellowship Training at the New York University School of Medicine.

He is a Faculty Member of the New York University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He also provides sleep consultation services at the NYU Medical Center: Tisch Hospital and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Burschtin is dedicated full-time to the challenging field of sleep disorders and the consequences of sleep deprivation, sleep fragmentation, and to the improvement of daytime performance and quality of life.

He is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew.

Research Program

Dr. Rapoport is a Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Rapoport attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and received his M.D. in 1974. He did his Internal Medicine training at the Roosevelt Hospital and a Pulmonary Fellowship at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue. He has been involved in clinical research in Sleep Medicine since 1979 and co-founded the NYU Sleep Disorders Center with Dr. Walsleben in 1989. He is currently the Director of the Sleep Medicine Program at the NYU School of Medicine and Director of Research at the NYU Sleep Disorders Center (located in Bellevue Hospital).

Dr. Rapoport has a longstanding interest in the physiology of sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea and snoring). He was one of the early users and developers of nasal CPAP as a treatment for sleep apnea. He holds multiple U.S. and European patents for improvements on nasal CPAP. He is the principal investigator of the NYU site of an NIH sponsored multicenter epidemiologic study on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease, and is involved in multiple industry sponsored clinical trials. He is a frequent speaker at both local and national scientific meetings.

Dr. Rapoport is the founder and President of the Foundation for Research in Sleep Disorders. This non-profit organization supports sleep research through grants and fellowship stipends, and has contributed to the education of future sleep scientists and to funding research leading to development of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in sleep medicine. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Sleep Apnea Association and formerly of the American Lung Association of the City of New York.



Dr. Mooney is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Her research interests include sleep disordered breathing in pregnant patients, and patients with heart failure.  She recently received a research grant from the American Sleep Medicine Foundation looking at understanding respiratory events in patients with heart failure. Her clinical interests include all areas of sleep medicine, including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.


Dr. Andrew W. Varga is a neuroscientist and attending physician at Sleep Medicine Associates of NYC, board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine. He earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed an internship in Medicine at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center and a residency in Neurology at Harvard - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

He then completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at NYU and has remained here as faculty. Dr. Varga has a longstanding interest in mechanisms of learning and memory and the role of sleep in memory consolidation. He has an active research program both on the systems level in human subjects and on the molecular level in collaboration with Dr. Eric Klann at NYU's Center for Neural Science. His clinical interests involve all areas of sleep medicine with particular interest in movement disorders in sleep (RLS, REM Behavior Disorder), sleep in neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease), and generalized cognitive deficits as a function of fragmented sleep.

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