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Peter Whitesell

Dr. Peter Whitesell graduated from the Medical College of Virginia,V.C.U. He completed his Internal Medicine residency  and Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine training at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

Prior to joining Howard, he practiced on the Eastern Shore of Maryland as Medical Director of the Regional Sleep Disorders Center of the University of Maryland and in private practice with the Rockville Internal Medicine Group.

Dr. Whitesell’s research interests are addressing disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, the impact of sleep disordered breathing in patients with Sickle Cell Disease, and the application of pulmonary physiology to better characterize phenotypes of sleep apnea and obstructive lung disease.

The Howard University Sleep Disorders Center will provide care for the full spectrum of Sleep Medicine disorders. This includes sleep breathing disorders, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, circadian rhythm disturbances, and others.  In addition to night time polysomnography testing, daytime evaluation of excessive sleepiness with multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing is available.  Care for sleep patients will individualized to meet specific needs and preferences utilizing a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with other Howard Specialists.

Peter L. Whitesell, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Sleep Disorder Center
Division of Pulmonary Disease
Department of Medicine