Dr. Atul Malhotra is a pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine physician at University of California San Diego Health. He runs a large NIH-funded laboratory with over 375 original and over 275 reviews/chapters since coming on faculty in 2000. He was born in Edmonton and went to the University of Alberta for undergraduate science and for medical school. He was President of the American Thoracic Society in 2015-2016. He is active clinically both in the outpatient sleep clinic and in the intensive care unit.