Avram R. Gold, M.D.

Avram R. Gold, M.D.

Medical Director
Polysomnography Specialty Option

Polysomnographic Technology Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Stony Brook University


Dr. Gold is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He received a Bachelors Degree from the University College of Arts and Sciences of New York University in 1975. In 1979, he received his MD degree from the State University of New York – Downstate Medical School. Dr. Gold received his clinical training as an intern and resident in the medicine program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Between 1982 and 1986 he completed fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine and Environmental Physiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Gold was the first post-doctoral fellow trained at the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, spending three clinical/research years there. Since 1987, he has been at Stony Brook University as a member of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Gold began the sleep laboratory of the DVA Medical Center - Northport, Stony Brook University’s principal sleep research laboratory. Since 1998, he has also served as the Medical Director of the Department of Medicine’s Sleep Disorders Center. His research activities include a long-standing interest in upper airway mechanics during sleep with a special interest in methods for measuring the tendency of the upper airway to collapse. Dr. Gold is also doing pioneering work in the relationship between subtle upper airway collapse during sleep and the functional somatic syndromes. Presently, he is actively involved in 5 research projects. In addition to his research activities and clinical Sleep Medicine practice, Dr. Gold actively practices Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the DVA Medical Center – Northport.