Ann Cartwright

Ann Cartwright is a Physician Assistant (PA) in the Sleep Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She treats adult patients with all sleep disorders but has a special focus on obstructive sleep apnea and Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) adherence. She enjoys the technology and nuances of PAP machines and is regarded as a “CPAP Guru.” Working in a high-elevation environment presents unique challenges and opportunities, especially related to sleep-disordered breathing and central sleep apnea. She is passionate about patient education. She has created many patient educational programs and resources to increase awareness of sleep disorders and sleep apnea, including a large CPAP support group in the Denver area. As a PA, she is interested in the role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in the field of sleep medicine.  She served on a task force commissioned by the AASM to investigate APPs working in sleep.  As part of this task force, she helped to create several live educational courses and online on-demand education for clinical providers entering the field of sleep medicine.  Locally she has served in APP leadership roles and she enjoys serving a preceptor for APP students.