Lee A. Surkin, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of N3Sleep. A private practitioner in cardiology, sleep medicine and obesity medicine, he is one of a small group of physicians to be triple board certified in cardiology, sleep medicine and nuclear cardiology. His professional career has evolved from practicing cardiology exclusively to a unique practice model that emphasizes a comprehensive wellness approach by incorporating sleep, cardiovascular and bariatric medicine.
In 2009, he created Carolina Sleep – the only dedicated sleep medicine practice in eastern NC. Carolina Sleep is a full-service sleep medicine practice offering in-center and home sleep testing with comprehensive clinic evaluation and management. Carolina Sleep offers a multifaceted approach to treatment including PAP therapy, Provent (1st practice in the state to offer Provent), and a medically supervised weight loss program. He has forged successful relationships with ENTs and dental sleep physicians and has demonstrated leadership by introducing new and innovative testing and treatment modalities.
Dr. Surkin has created a cardiovascular and sleep healthcare model that includes a multi-faceted diagnostic and treatment approach that is enhanced by a network of relationships with physicians, dentists, respiratory therapists, sleep technologists and public officials who recognize the important role that sleep medicine has in our daily life.
In 2012, Dr. Surkin founded the American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine which is a not-for-profit academic organization dedicated to educating healthcare providers, supporting research and increasing public awareness of the convergence between cardiovascular disease and sleep disorders. In 2014, Dr. Surkin created a new multi-specialty practice called Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness which combines his specialties with primary care, gynecology, behavioral health and a medical spa. Dr. Surkin is married with three daughters and two dogs and resides in Greenville, NC.