West Region Sleep Center is an independent organization of caring physicians and highly trained technicians. The Sleep Center is a division of Ohio Chest Physicians (OCP) and is not affiliated with any hospital or medical institution. Our doctors are specialists in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and have additional training in the area of Sleep Disorders.  

Basma Ricaurte, MD, FCCP, Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
Medical Director

Dr. Basma Ricaurte graduated from King Saud University and Medical College in Saudi Arabia in 1991. She obtained her Ohio licensure in 2007. Dr. Ricaurte completed a residency and fellowship in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine in Saudi Arabia. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ricaurte became a board certified sleep specialist in 2012. 

Linas F. Vaitkus, MD, FCCP, Board Certified in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Linas Vaitkus graduated from Boston University in 1975 with a Bachelor or Arts degree. He obtained his MD in 1979 from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaitkus completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and his fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. Dr. Vaitkus became a board certified sleep specialist in 2009. 

Robert B. Gerber, MD, FCCP, Sleep Medicine Trained

Dr. Robert Gerber graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1993. He obtained his MD in 1995 from the University of Missouri. Dr. Gerber completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at the Cleveland Clinic









"Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1994."

Staff Physicians