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Dr. Peter Farrell, ResMed Founder and Chairman, identifies key research findings that are shaping the field of sleep medicine today.

Dr. Peter C. Farrell PhD, DSc, AM is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of New South Wales.

All-cause mortality


Cardiovascular disease




 Drug-Resistant Hypertension




Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)



Screening by questionnaire

Home diagnosis

Historical landmarks

  • Foundation of a sleep disorders clinic at Stanford University with recognition of sleep apnea syndromes as a medical disorder

Metabolic syndrome


Perioperative management

Women and OSA


  • In elderly patients with severe sleep apnoea, CPAP treatment achieves an improvement in all domains of quality of life High prevalence of OSA in patients with chronic wounds not detected by standard screening questionnaires