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239 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine D r. Andrew M. Namen always wanted to care for others and looked forward to opportunities to help his uncle at his pediatric office. Pursuing his dreams, Dr. Namen has since become a clinical sleep operations director and associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, allergy and immunologic medicine at Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in critical care and pulmonary disease, Dr. Namen received a BS from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1988 and MD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in 1994. In 1999, he completed a residency in internal medicine at North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, and he now specializes in sleep medicine, sleep apnea and critical care. After leaving his fellowship in training, where he did his sub-specialty training after medical school, Dr. Namen went into private practice. He was also the chief of medicine at his local hospital, after which he wanted to do his own research and provide for the underserved. In 2019, Dr. Namen notably created JANDA, a self-administered pre-op questionnaire to help identify medical emergencies team activation in older adults. Dr. Namen is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor society in the field of medicine. For his continued excellence and care in pulmonology, Dr. Namen was the recipient of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Award from North Carolina Baptist Hospitals in 1999 and 2001. Dr. Namen credits much of his success to his uncle, who always treated himwith great kindness. He also recognizes his mentor, who supported him toward the end of his medical training years with compassion, as a crucial influencer on his character and career. Since starting his career, Dr. Namen has noticed that insurance companies and the current infrastruction does not provide for a preventive care approach. He hopes that with time, this issue in the system can be fixed. ANDREW M. NAMEN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC HEALTH AND WELLNESS