Dr. Michaels practices adult and pediatric Sleep Medicine. His scope includes sleep disordered breathing, hypersomnias, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and parasomnias including REM behaviour disorder. He has particular interest in sleep disordered breathing and its correlation with preeclampsia, as well as in narcolepsy with and without cataplexy.
Dr. Michaels finished his undergraduate studies in Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, and a 3-year Family Medicine residency at Texas Tech University. Subsequently, he went to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to pursue a comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Fellowship where he was privileged to train under world renowned adult and pediatric sleep specialists. It is there that Dr. Michaels became a published co-author of a study found in the academic journal Sleep, titled “Sleep Disordered Breathing as a Predictor of Incident Polysomnographically-Identified Cardiac Arrhythmia: The Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older Men Study.”
Once he graduated, Dr. Michaels practiced in hospital medicine and sleep medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2020, where he passed the Canadian board exams and was subsequently licensed by the CPSO to see adult and pediatric sleep disorders. He holds a position as associate staff in Welland Hospital in the Complex Care Unit, and is the Medsleep site director in Niagara Falls. Dr. Michaels sees any sleep related referrals ages 4 and up, practicing both in-person and virtually.
Dr. Michaels enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and his hobbies include swimming and biking. He also likes tinkering with computers, having built his first one at age 16.