Dr. Steven Y. Park is an author and surgeon who helps people who are always sick or tired to once again reclaim their health and energy. For the past 13 years in private practice and 34 years in academia, he has helped thousands of men and women breathe better, sleep better, and live more fulfilling lives. His passion is to identify and empower people to overcome sleep-related breathing problems, which most people don’t realize is the real reason for many of their common medical ailments.
Dr. Park is a native of New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. His otolaryngology residency training was completed at Albert Einsten/Montefiore. He is a:
- Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
- Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Board-certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat) – Head & Neck Surgery
- Board-certified in Sleep Medicine
- Actively involved in teaching residents and other surgeon in cutting-edge surgical techniques.
Dr. Park practices integrative medicine and surgery, with a firm belief that other models of health and disease can complement traditional, Western medicine. He has provided monthly live tele-seminars with experts not only related to obstructive sleep apnea, but also professionals in other areas—he has interviewed an acupuncturist, dietician, and a neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis expert in the past. He firmly believes that one must treat the whole person first, including addressing his or her diet, lifestyle, stresses and emotional states, rather than focusing on one simple symptom or area of the body.
He is a published author of the book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. It was endorsed by numerous New York Times best-selling authors such as Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Mary Shomon.
In his spare time, he loves to cook Latin food and bake. Dr. Park is also an avid runner. He is happily married to his wife, Kathy, and adores his three boys Jonas, Devin, and Brennan.