Dr. Joseph Askin M.D., FCFP
Joseph Askin, MD joined the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance in 2007 after sixteen years in family practice. He received his medical education at the Universities of Calgary (1989) and Alberta (1991) and first practiced in rural Central Alberta until returning to Calgary in 1993. In 2004, he became a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Askin has studied medical cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and, in 2008, completed requirements for the Certified Life Coach designation through The Institute for Life Coach Training. He is a member of the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine among other professional associations.
Dr. Askin is passionate about assisting people to improve their wellness through restful sleep, optimal work-life balance, and healthy habits and has a special interest in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi). He has conducted workshops and written articles on various aspects of sleep, work-life balance, and bio-medical ethics. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, fly fishing, kayaking, and family history research.