Dr. Brian Bohner’s educational training began as an undergraduate at Duke University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980, attending on a four-year wrestling scholarship. He then attended Medical School at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania, receiving a scholarship from the United States Air Force. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, and then a Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans in 1989. Following his Fellowship, he served as a Major in the Air Force for three years of active duty, including deployment to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
He started his private practice in Sleep Medicine in Baltimore in 1992, and in 1996 was one of the founding members of Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates of Baltimore (PCCAB). He subsequently established a sub- group of sleep physicians within the group under the title Sleep Medicine Associates of Maryland (SMAM). Over the next 20 years, he was the founding Medical Director of several hospital sleep centers in the region, including Franklin Square Hospital 1997, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center 1999, Sinai Hospital Sleep Center 2000, Good Samaritan Hospital Sleep Center 2002, Greater Baltimore Medical Center 2005, Northwest Hospital Sleep Center 2007, and Union Memorial Hospital Sleep Center 2009 – attaining AASM accreditation for the Sleep Centers in each of these hospitals. The sleep practice of SMAM has expanded to 8 Sleep Medicine physicians who additionally cover three freestanding sleep clinics in Maryland, including the Northern Maryland Sleep Center, Sleep Center at Glen Burnie, and the Central Maryland Sleep Center, where he remains the Medical Director.
Within his practice he has enjoyed training over 100 medical residents within these hospitals. He has also trained several Chinese physicians in the Chinese exchange program, and also provided several Sleep Medicine Training Symposiums in China, attended by over 300 of their medical students and residents. He has served as the PI for the sleep research program in PCCAB, contributing to published pharmacologic studies as well as PAP mask clinical research. Over the past five years he has also developed a telemedicine consultative service that provides direct education and evaluation for commercial drivers in six different states.
Dr. Bohner has been named to America’s Top Physicians, and for the past ten consecutive years, has been named as a Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. He is currently board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and boarded in Sleep Medicine by both the ABIM and ABSM.
Dr. Bohner was a member of the Maryland Sleep Consortium that spearheaded sleep technician licensure in Maryland in 2008, and also served on the Maryland Board of Physician’s Polysomnography Standards Committee from 2009 until 2013, serving as Chair of the Committee in his final year.
Dr. Bohner was a founding member of the Maryland Sleep Society, serving as President in 2010-2011 and again from 2013-2015. He served on the Board of Directors until 2017.
In his free time, Brian enjoys golf, coin collecting, and traveling with his wife Wendy, and son, Justin.