Meet the Team
Jay Puangco, M.D., ABMS, FAASM
Service Chief, Voltmer Sleep Center
Dr. Puangco is an innovative and forward thinking member of the Voltmer
Sleep Center. He is recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of
Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Puangco is very
active in the medical community and is affiliated with the American Academy
of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is a member of
the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Puangco brings extensive and well-rounded experience to the Voltmer
Sleep Center. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas
at Houston Medical School and completed an internship in Internal Medicine
at the University of Southern California (USC) and a residency in Neurology
at USC. He completed a fellowship in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Neurophysiology
at USC and a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at University of California
While not seeing patients at the Voltmer Sleep Center, Dr. Puangco maintains
a private neurology practice in Irvine and is a neurohospitalist for Hoag
in Newport Beach and Irvine.
Bahram Alavy, M.D.
Board Certified Sleep Specialist
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Physician
Dr. Alavy (Alavynejad) has practiced Critical Care Medicine at Hoag since
2004, when he graduated from the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine at USC+LAC Medical Center. He has practiced sleep medicine since
2009 and recently joined the Judy & Richard Voltmer Sleep Center where
he provides comprehensive and exclusive care to patients with general
sleep disorders, with a special interest in insomnia and sleep apnea.
Dr. Alavy graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine
(Grenada, West Indies) in 1997, and finished a three-year Internal Medicine
residency program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of the Yeshiva
University in Bronx, New York. He served as a junior faculty member and
chief resident at the same institution for an additional year. Dr. Alavy
is Board Certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American
Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.
He has served as voluntary faculty in the division of Pulmonary and Critical
Care at USC+LAC Medical Center, and holds fellowship positions at the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Alavy is an active member of several national professional societies
including ACP, ACCP, ATS and AASM.
Robert A. Moore, M.D.
Board Certified Sleep Specialist and Staff Neurologist
Dr. Robert Moore has been a physician at Hoag Hospital for nearly 20 years.
During his tenure, he has been a part of the Sleep Committee and the Ethics
Committee. Dr. Moore is also a key member of the staff at the Voltmer
Dr. Moore also holds numerous distinctions outside of Hoag Hospital including
being a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, National
Board of Medical Examiners and an Accredited Clinical Polysomnographer
since 1987. He is an active member of many organizations including the
American Academy of Neurology, Orange County Neurology Society, California
Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Association.
Dr. Moore maintains a private practice focusing on Neurology and is an
Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at the University of California, Irvine
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Yale University
and went on to receive his medical degree in Neuroscience from the University
of San Diego in 1979.
Jason Muir, M.D.
Jason Muir, M.D. received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine
at the University of Southern California. Prior to medical school, Dr.
Muir graduated from Occidental College with a Bachelors’ degree
in Biology and a Masters in Neurobiology.
Dr. Muir completed a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at the Keck School
of Medicine at USC, with special emphasis on epilepsy evaluation and management,
sleep disorders and neuromuscular disorders. After completing an internal
medicine internship at State University New York (SUNY) Downstate in Brooklyn,
Dr. Muir returned to Los Angeles County-University of Southern California
(LAC-USC) Medical Center, the affiliated hospital for the Keck School
of Medicine. During his training he served as Chief Resident for the Department
Dr. Muir enjoys a collaborative practice at Hoag Hospital, working closely
with fellow epilepsy and stroke specialists while serving as Program Director
of Hoag Neurophysiology Services.
He has initiated and organized a hospital-wide program to provide 24-hour
continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) services to critically ill patients
within Hoag Hospital’s inpatient facilities. Dr. Muir is a member
of the neurohospitalist service and stroke team at Hoag Hospital, and
currently serves as the vice chair for the Hoag Hospital Department of
Neurology and Psychiatry.
Board Certified Sleep Specialist and
Service Chief of Hoag Sleep Center Irvine