Ronald Kotler, M.D., is a pulmonologist who specializes in breathing disorders. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After training in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
After completing his fellowship, he spent decades as a pulmonary/critical care medicine specialist. Dr. Kotler cofounded the Pennsylvania Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, where he is currently the medical director. His primary interest is in the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. He has been elected to fellowships in the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Kotler is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoys teaching pulmonary pathophysiology to second-year medical students. He is the coauthor of 365 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep and contributor to the New York Times best seller, 20 Years Younger. He has appeared on Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Kotler lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Jane, and enjoys spending quality time with his three children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys all sports.