Dr. Magdy Younes
Co-founder, Cerebra Health
Born in Egypt 1939, Dr. Younes obtained his medical degree from Alexandria University. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 and obtained his clinical training in internal medicine and respiratory medicine, followed by a PhD in respiratory physiology, all at McGill University. He held academic appointments in the departments of Medicine at McGill, University of Texas, and University of Manitoba where he was Head of Respiratory Medicine and Director of the sleep laboratory.
Dr. Younes retired from full time academia in 2001 as Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Following “retirement”, he continued research on new methods for evaluating sleep disorders and is cofounder of Cerebra Health, a Winnipeg company which provides sleep services that utilize his advanced methods of sleep diagnosis. His research covered different aspects of respiratory medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine, and resulted in over 200 original peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as numerous patents. Among his inventions are the Winnipeg Ventilator, PAV, and the odds-ratio-product (ORP), an accurate measure of sleep depth.