Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, Ph.D

President + CEO

Jeffrey Durmer is a systems neuroscientist, neurologist, and sleep medicine physician with expertise across multiple applications of tele-health delivery systems in high-performance and healthcare populations.

Over the past two decades, I have been at the forefront of the digital healthcare revolution in the US and internationally. As a scientist and clinician, my approach to innovating health and wellness delivery systems involves connecting the elements of medical care and long-term health maintenance to create a more intuitive, effective, and efficient experience for individuals, care professionals, and those who pay for healthcare.
After founding and running several business in the telehealth and population care maintenance space, I decided to use my experience to support others on their journey to improve the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.

Building a successful population healthcare product or service, or implementing the right telehealth program in the right way not only involves understanding the intricacies of integrating technologies, it requires recognition of the fact that people, both participants and professionals, need to feel connected to make lasting health improvements. Having struggled through the early days of technology-enabled healthcare myself, I have a deep appreciation for the issues facing many telehealth companies, end-users, researchers, and organizations trying to integrate successful remote people-oriented healthcare programs.

As a “consulting” Chief Medical Officer, I have the opportunity to work with many different companies and individuals in the growing telehealth and preventative medicine space. I work directly with innovative CEOs, product development leaders, healthcare system integrators, telehealth researchers, academic institutions, and elite high-performance organizations like the US Olympic Team. My role is to provide a strategic scientific and evidence-based ear to help problem-solve, plan, and then execute outcome-oriented tactics to ensure that your healthcare products, services, programs, and research are successful, and mission-focused. 

Over the past two decades, I have been at the forefront of the digital healthcare revolution in the US and internationally. As a scientist and clinician, my approach to innovating health and wellness delivery systems involves connecting the elements of medical care and long-term health maintenance to create a more intuitive, effective, and efficient experience for individuals, care professionals, and those who pay for healthcare.
After founding and running several business in the telehealth and population care maintenance space, I decided to use my experience to support others on their journey to improve the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.

Building a successful population healthcare product or service, or implementing the right telehealth program in the right way not only involves understanding the intricacies of integrating technologies, it requires recognition of the fact that people, both participants and professionals, need to feel connected to make lasting health improvements. Having struggled through the early days of technology-enabled healthcare myself, I have a deep appreciation for the issues facing many telehealth companies, end-users, researchers, and organizations trying to integrate successful remote people-oriented healthcare programs.

As a “consulting” Chief Medical Officer, I have the opportunity to work with many different companies and individuals in the growing telehealth and preventative medicine space. I work directly with innovative CEOs, product development leaders, healthcare system integrators, telehealth researchers, academic institutions, and elite high-performance organizations like the US Olympic Team. My role is to provide a strategic scientific and evidence-based ear to help problem-solve, plan, and then execute outcome-oriented tactics to ensure that your healthcare products, services, programs, and research are successful, and mission-focused. 

How can I help?

Grow your healthcare company

I help companies refine their organizational strategy, improve their value proposition, and approach the evolving e-healthcare market with creative and innovative insights.

Implement a population health program

I help organizations understand and evaluate health and wellness options, and integrate innovative care programs for their populations.

Apply sleep and circadian science to your mission

I assist health researchers, healthcare organizations, and companies implement innovative sleep and circadian science into their programs, investigations, and populations.

About Jeffrey Durmer

Dr. Durmer began his career at the University of Pennsylvania studying the neurophysiology of central nervous systems that generate sleep and circadian rhythms in animals, and the underlying neuroanatomical substrates of consciousness. Currently, he supports multiple professional and academic organizations as a sleep and circadian rhythm consultant.

Dr. Durmer was the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Nox Health, a US-based international telemedicine sleep healthcare & technology firm. In that role, he created and applied platform-based population sleep health clinical programs across many different industries including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, elite and professional athletics, and healthcare. Dr. Durmer led all medical and behavioral sleep healthcare teams, clinical and health claims outcomes research teams, and was the clinical innovation leader for all value-based sleep-healthcare programs designed for large, self-insured companies and international clinical research projects.

Prior to Nox Health, he co-founded FusionHealth, the first population sleep health platform company in the US, and FusionSleep, an Atlanta-based AASM accredited multi-disciplinary sleep medicine program that continues to serve tens-of-thousands of children and adults with sleep & circadian disorders. He is the former director of the Emory University Sleep Laboratory and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Program where he trained graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Durmer is a co-investigator with the University of Michigan & the NIH StrokeNet consortium in the largest NIH-funded ($45M) trial, Sleep SMART, to determine if treating obstructive sleep apnea protects individuals from the occurrence of stroke. Dr. Durmer is a member of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and provides scientific and clinical guidance for multiple sleep-related organizations involved in the healthcare technology, pharmaceutical, and clinical science/practice arenas.

He has published multiple medical textbook chapters, original research papers and abstracts. His collaboration with international clinical research teams led to the development of medical criteria used to diagnose and treat Restless Legs Syndrome in adults and children. Dr. Durmer is a founder and the past-President of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals and three-term member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Foundation. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. He is the chair of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Development Council, and he serves as the Sleep Performance Director for the United States Olympic Weightlifting team. He has served multiple other sports organizations in this capacity including the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the Dynamo Swim Club, and the NCAA DIII Championship Emory University Swimming & Diving team. In addition, he is the appointed Sleep Medicine advisor to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Organizations + Affiliations

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation, Development Chair

NIH National Center for Sleep Disorder Research Advisory Board

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation Board of Directors

Sleep Medicine Consultant by Special Appointment to the Federal Aviation Administration

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