George Rodway, NP, PhD

Areas of Focus: 
Clinical Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Research on Sleep and Cardiopulmonary Disorders

About Me

I always try to meet patients where they are and understand what they want out of their health care encounters with me so I can provide care that is both effective as well as satisfying to them.

- George Rodway, NP, PhD

George became interested in sleep disorders around 1999-2000 while he was a PhD student researching cardiovascular and genetic problems associated with sleep apnea. His scholarly work has been largely focused on sleep breathing disorders and hypoxia-related disease, including health studies that shed light on how people adapt, or fail to adapt, to high terrestrial altitudes.  

Other Interests: 

George has been interested/active in high altitude physiology and medicine as a clinician and researcher for more than two decades. This was an outgrowth of his personal activities in high altitude mountaineering. He has been able to merge profession and passion over the years doing things such as spending several seasons as a provider for high altitude search and rescue patrols on Denali in Alaska and doing high altitude field research in the Himalayas.  

He is the past president of the medical commission of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, past vice-president of the International Society for Mountain Medicine, and currently a member of the administrative group for the international Diploma in Mountain Medicine.  

Outside of work, George enjoys hiking, climbing, flying small aircraft, and spending time with his wife and pets (not necessarily in that order!). 


My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Providence Portland Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Clinical Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Research on Sleep and Cardiopulmonary Disorders

Education & Honors

Education & Training: 
  • PhD, Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005
  • FNP, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2000
  • MSN, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 1998
  • BSN, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1994
  • EMT-W, Stonehearth Open Learning School, Conway, NH, 1992
  • EMT, St. Thomas Hospital, Akron, OH, 1987
  • BS, Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 1982
  • Orr E. Reynolds Award, American Physiological Society
  • Olarewaju A and Rodway GW (2022) An Introduction to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. In Luu B, Kayingo G, and Hass VM (Eds). Advanced Pharmacology for Prescribers, Springer Publishing.
  • Luks AM, McIntosh SE, Grissom CK, Auerbach PS, Rodway GW, Schoene RB, Zafren K, Hackett PH. (2019). Wilderness medical society practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of acute altitude illness: 2019 update. Wilderness Environ Med. 30(4S):S3-S18.
  • Rodway G, Lovelace A, Lanspa M, McIntosh S, Bell J, Briggs B, Weaver L, Yanowitz F, Grissom C. (2016) Sildenafil and Exercise Capacity in the Elderly at Moderate Altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 27:307-315.
  • Rodway, GW. Edsell ME, Wong B.,Windsor, J.S. (2011). Improving sleep at altitude: A comparison of therapies. Wilderness Environ Med. 22(4):316-320.
  • Rodway, G.W., Weaver, T.E., Mancini, C., Cater, J., Maislin, G., Staley, B., Ferguson, K.A., George, C., Schulman, D.A., Greenberg, H., Rapoport, D.M., Walsleben, J.A., Lee-Chong, T., and Kuna, S.T .(2010). Evaluation of Sham-CPAP as a Placebo in CPAP Intervention Studies. SLEEP, 33, 260-266.
  • Rodway, G., Hoffman, L.A., Choi, J .& Sethi, J. (2009). Exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis and management of asthma: Clinical implications. Chronic Respiratory Disease 6:19-29.
  • Rodway, G., Sethi, J.M., Hoffman, L.A., Conley, Y.P., Ryter, S., Choi, A.M.K., Zullo, T.G., Sanders, M.H. (2007). Hemodynamic and molecular response to intermittent vs. continuous hypoxia. Translational Research. 149(2):76-84.
  • Rodway, G., & Windsor, J. (2006). Airway mucociliary function at high altitude. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 17 (4), 271-275.
  • Rodway, G., Hoffman, L.A., & Sanders, M.H. (2003). High-altitude-related disorders: Pathophysiology, differential diagnosis & treatment. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 32, 353-359.
  • Rodway, G.. & Sanders, M.H. (2003). The efficacy of split-night sleep studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 7(5), 391-401.
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Member, Wilderness Medical Society
  • Member, International Society for Mountain Medicine
  • Journal Editor, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine