Russell Rozensky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care in 1997 from Stony Brook University. Russ has been working in the profession since 1997 and started his career at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, New York. Working initially as a part-time respiratory therapist, he was later trained in polysomnographic technology and opened the sleep laboratory at the hospital. During his time there, he expanded the lab, as well as his clinical experience, and was promoted to Supervisor. Russ joined the Respiratory Care Program at Stony Brook University in 2001 as an adjunct faculty member. In 2005, he accepted a full-time faculty position in the Respiratory Care Program.
Russ has been involved in his profession as a member of the Board of Directors for the New York State Society for Respiratory Care Southeastern Chapter. He is also involved as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, specializing in Polysomnography accreditation. Russ has also written numerous articles for professional journals, including Sleep Review, RT magazine, Advance for Respiratory Care, and Advance for Sleep. He is also an editorial board member of Sleep Review magazine. Russ is a nationally-recognized speaker in the area of sleep technology.
Russ is the program director for the Polysomnographic Technology Program (www.CoAPSG.org). He is also responsible for teaching the required sleep courses in the Respiratory Care Program (HAT 470 Polysomnographic Technology I and HAT 475 Polysomnographic Technology I Clinical). He is also responsible for the PSO courses (HAT 471 Polysomnographic Technology II and HAT 476 Polysomnographic Technology II Clinical). These are Polysomnography courses that are offered to the Respiratory Care Program seniors who wish to graduate with dual certificates of completion from the Respiratory Care Program and the Polysomnography Specialty Option.
Russ is also in charge of teaching the courses for the Polysomnographic Technology Program. He teaches Instrumentation in Polysomnography, Introduction to Pharmacology, Basic Respiratory Care Techniques, Seminar Readings 1&2, and oversees the Clinical Internships for the students. Russ also coordinates and teaches all of the sleep technology continuing education courses offered by the Department of Respiratory Care. His areas of expertise include the use of diagnostic equipment, trouble shooting/artifact recognition, standards of scoring/staging, staff education, policy and procedure development, continuing education, laboratory management, and regulatory issues.
In his free time, Russ likes to spend time with his two children and wife. He also enjoys wood working and gardening in his yard.