John M. Dobrowski, M.D., FACS

Instructor in Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Sleep Medicine and Surgery Division, Mass. Eye and Ear
Director of Adult Sleep Medicine and Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear


General Otolaryngology (Adults and Kids)

Sleep Disorders

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

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Board-certified in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine, Dr. John Dobrowski specializes in sleep medicine, sleep disorders, snoring, and sleep apnea. He completed medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine prior to completing his internship and residency in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Now, he is the Director of Adult Sleep Medicine and Associate Director of the Sleep Medicine and Surgery Division. 

With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Dobrowski has been actively involved in the sleep medicine and otolaryngology fields. He is the founder and former director of Parma Community Sleep Center. He has authored several textbook chapters on topics such as autism, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sleep apnea, and hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantations in children with Down syndrome and sleep apnea. He is also a member of many national otolaryngology organizations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons, among others.

Treating mainly adult sleep patients, Dr. Dobrowski’s clinical interests include sleep medicine, general otolaryngology, and diseases of the sinuses and inner ear.

Selected Publications

Positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea. Dobrowski JM, Ahmed M, In: Fairbanks DNF, Mickelson SA, Woodson BT. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 3rd edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2002;95–106.

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy, histological and clinical correlations. Dobrowski JM, Zajtchuck JT, LaPianna FG, Hensley SD. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Sep;95(2):131–42.

Inverting papilloma of the nasal cavity. Gasser CA, Wong RT, Dobrowski JM. Proceedings from the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society Meeting. July 1986.

Otorhinolaryngic manifestations of CHARGE Association. Dobrowski JM, Grundfast K, Rosenbaum K, Zajtchuk JT. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1985 Dec;93(6):798–803.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Hall B, Dobrowski JM, Webster R. Blepharoplasty in the Oriental. Chapter 38. Mosby. 1984.

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  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center


  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center