Dr. Norman K Imes, MD
Dr. Imes received his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma and obtained his internal medicine and pulmonary training at the same Institution. He is licensed to practice medicine in Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. Dr. Imes has a long-standing interest in sleep related breathing disorders and published some of the first articles in medical literature describing the sleep apnea syndrome and its pathophysiology. Dr. Imes is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. As an American Lung Association fellow during his pulmonary disease residency, he began working with Dr. William Orr, researching respiratory disorders in sleep. Pioneers in the field, Orr and Imes were responsible for establishing one of the first centers in the United States dedicated to the study of respiratory sleep disorders and for encouraging interest and research expertise in disorders related to sleep apnea and its treatment.
Dr. Imes has served as medical director for Kindred Hospital, president of the American Lung Association in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Thoracic Society, and OU College of Medicine Alumni Society, and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He has received appointments to OU as clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine and clinical instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Imes is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Imes is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. He provides medical direction for Western Sleep Medicine's accredited laboratories and critical access hospital partners. He and research partner Dr. William Orr authored the first articles published on obstructive sleep apnea in the early 1970's. Dr. Imes medical direction and interpretation has provided the foundation of our services since 2006.