I am a clinical Neurohospitalist with board-certification in Vascular Neurology and Director of the Neurology Inpatient Consult Service at Harborview Medical Center, the county hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. I have a longstanding interest in vascular neurology (stroke). Given observations in the clinical setting, I have developed a specific interest in the role of early diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea after stroke. I served as the Primary Investigator for the Stroke and CPAP Outcome Study (SCOUTS), a randomized trial of continuous positive airway pressure in patients undergoing intensive inpatient rehabilitation after acute stroke. We have recently received funding through the American Sleep Medicine Foundation for a study on both early recognition and treatment of OSA and improving CPAP adherence among stroke rehabilitation patients. We believe this study will improve the awareness of the overlap between sleep disorders and stroke as well as improve access to care for sleep disorders.