Angela C Dawson, RPSGT is a registered sleep technologist working in sleep medicine for over 44 years. She began her career in 1978 employed with a research team trying to find a cure for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This five year research included a feeding and nap study performed on 5,000 newborn babies from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit located at University of Maryland Medical Center. When the research ended in 1985, it was found that babies should be sleeping on their backs in cribs for the first few months of their lives.
Angela is currently working for MedBridge Healthcare at an eight bed accredited sleep center for adults and pediatrics at the University of Maryland Midtown Campus. She is responsible for the daily operation of a sleep lab which includes scoring of in lab sleep studies, reviewing sleep study orders , and performing daytime sleep studies. Angela has served on the Maryland Board of Physicians Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee and has presented at the Conference by the Sea speaking on Pediatric sleep medicine.
While her passion has always been working with children and their families, Angela enjoys working with sleep study patients of all ages. Angela gets her most pleasure spending time with her grandchildren and listening to gospel, classical and contemporary music.