Your Sleep Disorders Team
The Middlesex Hospital Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center staff is comprised of board-certified physicians. All of our sleep technologists are registered Polysomnograph Technologists who are specially trained to monitor and detect respiratory, ECG, EMG and EEG patterns. Several of our staff members are also Registered Respiratory Therapists. This excellence and know-how provides our patients with the very best in Sleep Disorders diagnosis and care.
Ashish Adlakha, M.D.
Dr. Adlakha has been working as a neurologist with additional interest in headache medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT – a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. He is also the Medical Director of Middlesex Hospital Sleep Center.
Ashish Adlakha, MD completed his internal medicine internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He went on to complete his neurology residency at Tufts University, Boston, where he extensively trained in electromyography (EMG). Dr. Adlakha also completed his sleep medicine fellowship from JFK Medical Center - Seton Hall University in Edison, NJ.
Dr. Adlakha's procedural skills include: Ectromyography and Nerve Conduction (EMG) studies, Electroencephalography (EEG), interpretation of sleep studies, Botox injections for chronic migraine, and other neurological disorders – trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks and medical acupuncture. He also teaches medical residents.
Dr. Adlakha has a strong belief in delivering care through a personal relationship with his patients, including open communication and empathy.
Mark A. D'Agostino, M.D.
Dr. D'Agostino is one of a handful of surgeons in the country who is pioneering a revolutionary new surgical treatment for severe obstructive sleep apnea, using the da Vinci® robot-assisted surgical system. He is also offers his patients Inspire Therapy®, an implantable device, similar to a pacemaker, that aids with sleep apnea.
A graduate of Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and in the ABO subspecialty of Sleep Medicine. Dr. D'Agostino practices with Southern New England Ear, Nose & Throat Group.
Gregory Lutkus, MSN, APRN-BC
After serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004, Greg Lutkus returned home with the drive to go back to school. He achieved his dream by gaining entry into the University of Connecticut. In 2009, Greg graduated with a BSN, then became an RN. He started at Middlesex Hospital directly out of school and has remained here since.
In 2012, Greg graduated with a MSN, became a board-certified APRN and worked in our Hospitalist Service for more than three years.
Throughout his experiences in the military, academia and inpatient services, Greg developed a deep interest in Sleep Medicine. Most recently, he changed positions and is now with Middlesex Hospital MultiSpecialty Group – Sleep Medicine.
Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, trail-running and skydiving regularly at drop zones in Connecticut and New York.
Deirdre Pagan, M.S.N., APRN-BC, FNP
Deirdre Pagan earned her bachelor's degree in nursing at Herbert Lehman College and her master's degree in nursing at the College of Mount St. Vincent. Deirdre is a highly experienced Nurse
Practitioner for greater than 16 years, with a subspecialty of Sleep Medicine and Urgent Care.
Mrs. Pagan's practice philosophy is to empower patients to become more proactive in their health by education, collaboration and mutual respect of the patient-practitioner relationship, while emphasizing the interplay between emotional and physical well-being.