Robson Capasso is currently the Chief of Sleep Surgery and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. His quite extensive and unique training includes medical school and residency in his native Brazil, and further training in Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosciences and Sleep Medicine in the USA.
Dr. Capasso has published extensively including book chapters, articles and original papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an investigator on imaging and endoscopic modalities for pre-treatment evaluation, and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients. Currently his research interests have a focus on clinical utilization of smartphone applications and consumer based devices for sleep disordered breathing, biomarkers for obstructive sleep apnea, pre-surgical evaluation and upper airway changes after surgery in obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
The local and international recognition of his work is often associated with one of his favorite tasks: lecturing and trading knowledge nationally and internationally. He has been a mentor or supervisor to hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows or visiting scholars from more than 20 countries.
Dr Capasso has participated in several Stanford Biodesign initiatives. It initiated as a fellowship mentor, leading to the development of projects in the Bay Area and Singapore, graduated as a Biodesign Faculty Fellow, and currently is a lecturer and mentor to Global Biodesign in content related to Latin-America. His goal is to utilize this acquired experience to foster health innovation training of physician and engineers in these countries.
Dr Capasso has been selected to participate in the Stanford Medical Leadership Academy, an initiative to foster the development of strategic initiatives that aims to develop innovative leadership across and outside departments at the School of Medicine and Stanford University.
- Sleep Surgery
- Sleep Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2011 - Present)
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology (2010 - Present)
Member, American Brochoesophagological Association (2013 - Present)
Fellowship:Stanford University School of Medicine (2008) CA
Medical Education:Universidade Federal Do Parana (1995) Brazil
Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2009)
Fellowship:University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (2001) FL
Residency:University of Miami (2007) FL
Residency:Universidade Federal Do Parana (1999) Brazil
Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2008)
Community and International Work
Guest lecturer - Biodesign
Medtech in LATAM
Opportunities for Student Involvement