A graduate of Clarkson University, Michael Lawee has been involved in sleep medicine for the past 25 years. He founded Winmar Diagnostics in 1988 and as President , he participated in the development of the concept of community based sleep disorder testing and clinical management. At Winmar Diagnostics he participated in bringing the clinical management of sleep disordered breathing to physicians practicing within the community. Following Winmar Diagnostics he worked as the Corporate Director for Clinical Development at Total Sleep. He is currently the Manager for Clinical Operations at the Mass Lung & Allergy Sleep Center located in Leominster, MA. He is the co-inventor of a device that can identify sleep disorded breathing.