Graeme Mulholland


Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Surgery Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Sleep medicine sleep surgery hypoglossal nerve stimulation upper airway stimulation maxillomandibular advancement uvulopalatopharyngoplasty UPPP tongue base surgery


I currently serve as an Assistant Professor within the Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. Beyond my practice of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, I specialize in the diagnosis and management of sleep related disorders. I am the Director of the Sleep Surgery at the University of Alberta.  

In 2019, I was the first Canadian surgeon to complete an ACGME accredited Sleep Medicine Fellowship. As a result, I am a leader on a national and international level for the surgical treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). My specialized training gives me unique skills in the evaluation, counselling and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, restless leg syndrome, parasomnia, insomnia and sleep apnea. My specific focus is on the surgical treatment of patients that have OSA - creating individualized treatment plans for each patient which can include advanced surgical procedures directed towards a patient’s specific needs.

I am passionate about research and advancing sleep surgery/medicine related research. I am engaged in the transfer of knowledge through both graduate and undergraduate teaching roles.  My free time is centred around my wife, son and daughter.

Education: BSc, University of Alberta; MD, University of Alberta; FRCSC, University of Alberta; ACGME Sleep Medicine/Surgery Fellowship, Emory University

Featured Publications

Lee C.H., Mulholland G.B., Dedhia R.C.

LARYNGOSCOPE. 2021 March; 131 (3):675-679 10.1002/lary.28779

Mulholland G.B., Dedhia R.C.

LARYNGOSCOPE. 2020 December; 130 (12):2917-2921 10.1002/lary.28589

Seay E.G., Mulholland G., Dedhia R.C.

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2020 January; 16 (1):149-151 10.5664/JCSM.8142

Lee C.H., Mulholland G.B., Dedhia R.C.

The Laryngoscope. 2019 December; 10.1002/lary.28779