Lisa Cutchen, M.D.

Dr. Lisa Cutchen is a Sleep Medicine Specialist who undertook her internship and residency in North Carolina followed by a fellowship at the University of New Mexico Department of Sleep Medicine. Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Cutchen has served as a Sleep Physician at two sleep centers in New Mexico and spent two years as a Hospitalist at Kindred Hospital in Albuquerque. Her background also includes working in family practices as a Physician in both New Mexico and Hawaii.

Dr. Cutchen has shared her expertise presenting at a variety of conferences, including the public lecture “The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain” at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Her presentation “Your Dazzling Brain: A Symphony of Sleep” was featured at the UNM SOM Brain Awareness Week, an annual community event, and her findings from “Diagnostic Testing for Sleep Disorders” was part of the UNM Continuum of Care event.

Her work can also be found in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the 2022 article she co-authored “Recognizing new-onset sleep disorders in autoimmune encephalitis often prompt earlier diagnosis” in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology and “What is the prognostic significance of rapid eye movement sleep without atonia in a polysomnogram?” in the same journal.

Dr. Cutchen is available to see many types of sleep medicine patients at The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona, including those struggling with sleep apnea, CPAP therapy, narcolepsy, parasomnias, and more. Prior to becoming a Sleep Specialist, Dr. Cutchen was a school counselor and worked with families, youth, and children. She brings this passion for service, community, and working with all ages to her medical work and sleep specialization.

Lisa Cutchen MD | The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona