is an internationally recognized educator and author. He trained in sleep medicine at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center in the early 1980s, where he participated in some of the early clinical trials of continuous positive airway (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.
Nic is the education coordinator for the Asante Sleep Center, director of the School of Clinical Polysomnography and longstanding faculty member of the Stanford-based School of Sleep Medicine in California. He is an independent consultant and presenter at national and regional conferences. A native Russian speaker, Nic assisted in the staff training and development of the first clinical sleep facility in Russia during the mid 1990s. During 2005–2007, Nic served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine committee for the revision of the Rechtschaffen and Kales Sleep Scoring Manual. In 2002, Nic received the Sharon Keenan, PhD, Award for excellence in education, and in 2007, the Elliot D. Weitzman, MD, Service Award for contribution to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession.
Butkov N: Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography, 2nd Edition (Volumes I and II). Medford, OR, Synapse Media, 2010.
Butkov N: Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography, 1st Edition (Volumes I and II). Medford, OR, Synapse Media, 1996.
Butkov N, Lee-Chiong TL (eds): Fundamentals of Sleep Technology. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2007.
Butkov N: Polysomnography. In Lee-Chiong TL, Sateia MJ, Carskadon MA: Sleep medicine. Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus, 2002.
Romanov AI, Belov AM, Kalistov DY, Romanov EA, Butkov N, Raphaelson M: Sleep Center Management and Methodology. Moscow, Russia, Slovo, 1997.
Butkov N: All-Night Sleep Recording (video and manual). Ashland, OR, Synapse Media, 1994.
Butkov N, Nino-Murcia G: Electrode Application (video and manual). Ashland, OR, Synapse Media, 1993.
Butkov N, Nino-Murcia G: Introduction to the Polysomnograph (video and manual). Synapse Media, Ashland, OR, 1993.