David E. McCarty, MD, FAASM

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical staff memberships: Boulder Community Health

Practice location: Boulder

Dr. McCarty is the Medical Director of the Colorado Sleep Institute. He is a board-certified internist and is both fellowship-trained & board-certified in Sleep Medicine. Having devoted his practice to Sleep Medicine full-time, he joined the Colorado Sleep Institute in 2015.

Dr. McCarty graduated from medical school at Duke University, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He practiced primary care internal medicine for several years, during which time he noticed a consistent overlap between sleep disorders and the medical disorders that troubled many of his patients.

In 2007, Dr. McCarty completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Following this, he went on to assist in the development of the fellowship program there, serving as Associate Program Director from 2008 until 2013, and taking over as Division Chief and Program Director from 2013 until 2015.

Dr. McCarty’s academic accomplishments include numerous papers published in the peer-reviewed literature, several teaching awards, and original research presented at regional and national meetings.

Dr. McCarty is an active member in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Colorado Medical Society. He is a distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine which is a unique honor that recognizes special competency in sleep medicine and significant contributions to the field.

When not working, Dr. McCarty enjoys spending time with his family and three dogs.