Dr. Hsien C. Young is the medical director of SleepMed Santa Barbara and is a board certified neurology and sleep medicine specialist. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the California Neurologic Society and has been a board member in the field of neurology, sleep medicine and neurosurgery in California for over 30 years.
As Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, he is a member of the voluntary clinical and teaching faculty of the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He was a resident physician in internal medicine and a senior neurologist at Harvard University's Massachusetts General Hospital. He was awarded a Deans Academic Scholarship and was admitted to the American Academy of Neurologic Surgeons and the Board of Directors of the California Neurologic Society. After completing his medical residency at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass., he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neurology and neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center and then completed his second year as chief neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.
He then received a fellowship in sleep medicine and neurophysiology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Young will remain at UCSD until the end of his medical career, completing his residency in neurology and neurosurgery at Santa Barbara Children's Hospital. After completing a fellowship in sleep medicine and neuroscience and a master's degree in neurology, he will remain at the University of Southern California for the next four years.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Young was appointed to the board of the American Society of Polysomnographic Technologists (BPT), where he was also a member. From 1991 to 1995, Laurie served on the Membership Board and Board of PolysOMnographical Technologists, taught courses at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and Santa Barbara Children's Hospital, and was an investigator for BRPT registry tests.
In 2012, Laurie was certified by the California Medical Board and authorized to practice polysomnography in the state of California. In addition, Das is certified for the State of California and is authorized to practice PolySomNography. In 2012, Poly was certified, but since then has been authorized and practiced by sOMnographic technologists for state and local authorities.
Das began working as a polysomnography technologist at the Sleep Disorders Center in Santa Barbara in 2000 and successfully passed the Registered PolysOMnography Technologist exam in 2005. After fully recognizing the important contribution he could make in the field of sleep disorders, Dr. Polito became an expert in sleep medicine and continued to practice general outpatient and internal medicine.
After several years as a physician in Berkeley, Dr. Polito moved back to Southern California and started a private practice in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. After several years as a doctor in San Francisco and San Diego, California, and then in Los Angeles, California, he traveled to New York City, where he practiced until 2007.
He is currently working in a private practice in Santa Barbara specializing in neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, as well as other specialties. Dr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurology from the University of California, San Francisco, and has also served on the board of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons (CANS) and is also a visiting physician at UCSF Medical Center in San Diego, California. He is a former director of clinical research and services at Santa Maria Hospital and chief neurosurgeon at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he served as chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery. She remains a senior associate director at the Santa Rosa Rehabilitation Institute, where she was previously chief of staff.
He has published scientific articles on the pathophysiology of pulmonary edema and co-authored several patents for the evaluation of movement physiology.
He has been working in medical research for over 30 years, most recently as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in pediatrics from Stanford University and his PhD in pulmonary and respiratory medicine and pulmonary edema from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also earned a master's and doctorate in medicine from Stanford.
Laurie developed the center's long-life medical equipment program in 2001 and later became operations manager. In 2008, she and her husband founded a long-life medical equipment company specializing in PAP equipment, accessories and training, and from 2008 to 2012, they operated the DME - accredited, state-recognized - D ME Center in Santa Barbara, which specializes in the art, high quality, multi-million dollar, full service.
In 1982, she gave her first ever sleep apnea lecture to colleagues in Santa Barbara and introduced the first oximeter to the Santa Barbara community. In 2007, Laurie began working with Dr. Jeffrey Polito to develop the DME Center's first sleep apnea treatment, CAC - PAP. Here she recognized the often overlooked effects of sleep disorders and the profound effects that treatment of these disorders would have on people's lives.