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Samuel T. Kuna, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
Staff Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Sleep Medicine Section(111P)
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-4400
Fax: (215) 823-5194
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1974.

Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , 1975.

Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , 1977.

Fellowship, Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia , 1979.
Post-Graduate Training
Sabbatical with John E. Remmers, MD, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1996-1997.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977.
Diplomate, Pulmonary Disease, 1978.
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine, 1998.
Diplomate in Sleep Medicine (ABIM), 2007.
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Selected Publications

Xu L, Han F, Keenan BT, Kneeland-Szanto E, Yan H, Dong X, Chang Y, Zhao L, Zhang X, Li J, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Validation of the Nox-T3 portable monitor for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in Chinese adults J Clin Sleep Med 13(5): 675-683, 2017.

Kim J, Mohler ER, Keenan BT, Maislin D, Arnardottir ES, Gislason T, Benediktsdottir B, Sifferman A, Staley B, Pack FM, Maislin G, Chirinos J, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Carotid artery wall thickness in obese and non-obese adults with obstructive sleep apnea before and following positive airway pressure treatment. Sleep 40(S1): A193, 2017.

Kuna, ST: Remote Veterans Apnea Management Platform (REVAMP). Department of Veterans Affairs' Mobile Discussion Series, 2017.

Phan TS, Li JK, Segers P, Reddy-Koppula M, Akers SR, Kuna ST, Gislason T, Pack AI, Chirinos JA : Aging is associated With an earlier arrival of reflected waves without a distal shift in reflection sites. J Am Heart Assoc 5(9), 2016.

Fields BG, Pathak P, McCloskey S, True JG, Richardson D, Thomasson A, Korom-Jakovic D, Davies K, Kuna ST: Remote ambulatory management of Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea Sleep 39(3): 501-509, 2016.

Kline CE, Reboussin DM, Foster GD, Rice TB, Strotmeyer ES, Jakicic JM, Millman RP, Pi-Sunyer X, Newman AB, Wadden TA, Zammit F, Kuna ST, the Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group: The effect of changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and weight on obstructive sleep apnea severity in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Sleep 39(2): 317-325, 2016.

Hetzenecker A, Escourrou P, Kuna ST, Series F, Lewis K, Birner C, Pfeifer M, Arzt M.: Treatment of sleep apnea in chronic heart failure patients with auto-servo ventilation improves sleep fragmentation: a randomized controlled trial. Sleep Medicine 17(1): 25-31, 2016.

Gehrman P, Shah MT, Miles A, Kuna S, Godleski L: Feasibility of group cognitive-behavioral treatment of insomnia delivered by clinical video telehealth. Telemed J E Health 22(12): 1041-1046, 2016.

Love A, Kuna ST: Home sleep testing and sleep apnea: A review for dentists. J. Dental Sleep Med. 2(2): 45-52, 2015.

Azarbarzin A, Ostrowski M, Younes M, Keenan BT, Pack AI, Staley B, Kuna ST: Arousal responses during overnight polysomnography and their reproducibility in healthy young adults. Sleep 38(8): 1313–1321, 2015.

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