Robert G. Hooper, M.D.

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Robert G Hooper limits his practice to individuals with disorders of sleep. His experience with sleep disorders began while serving in the US Army and directing the Pulmonary Laboratory at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the 1970s where he began sleep testing. After military service, he entered practice in Phoenix, Arizona. Trained in pulmonary diseases, his practice included Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He opened a sleep center at Phoenix St. Luke's Medical Center in 1980 and has actively directed a sleep center for 32 of the past 38 years. For the past several years, he has limited his patient care to disorders of sleep. Upon closing his private sleep practice, he joined the staff at Mayo Clinic to continue his professional work.

His published medical reports and writings from early in his career cover many areas of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Sleep Disorders have been the focus of his writings more recently. In 2002 he published a book "Sleep and Its Disorders, What You Should Know" for patients with sleep disorders.

Dr. Hooper sees patients with complaints of:

  • Sleep related choking, snoring or apnea
  • Sleep related movements
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep
  1. Periodic limb movement disorder
  2. REM sleep behavior disorder
  3. Sleep apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea - causation
  • Periodic limb movement disorder – clinical patterns
  • Sleep structure – timing, duration and patterns
  • Clinical evaluation of patients with sleep complaints
  1. 1974
    FellowshipPulmonary Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  2. 1972
    FellowshipCardiology, Tripler Army Medical Center
  3. 1971
    ResidencyInternal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, United States Army
  4. 1970
    ResidencyUniversity of Oklahoma Medical Center; Internal Medicine
  5. 1968
    Doctorate of MedicineUniversity of Oklahoma
  6. 1965
    BSUniversity of Oklahoma

Certifications

  1. 2001
    Sleep MedicineAmerican Board of Sleep Medicine
  2. 1974
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1972
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2011
    Top Doc (Sleep Medicine)Phoenix Magazine
  2. 1979
    Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army Medical Corps

Professional memberships

  1. 2030
    MemberAmerican Thoracic Society
  2. 2030
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  3. 2030
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Association
  4. 2004
    Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
  5. 1994 - 1995
    PresidentHospital Medical Staff, St. Luke's Medical Center
  6. 1992 - 1993
    Vice PresidentHospital Medical Staff, St. Luke's Medical Center
  7. 1982 - 1996
    ChairmanPulmonary Disease Department, St. Luke's Medical Center
  8. 1980 - 1996
    Executive CommitteeSt. Luke's Medical Center
  9. 1979
    Elected FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  10. 1976
    Elected FellowAmerican College of Chest Physician

Publications