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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
Education:
B.S.
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
M.D.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1974.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1975-1975.
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1977-1977.
Fellowship, Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1979-1979.
Sabbatical with John E. Remmers, MD, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1996-1997.
Certifications
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

Shechter A, Foster GD, Lang W, Reboussin DM, St-Onge MP, Zammit G, Newman AB, Millman RP, Wadden TA, Jakicic JM, Strotmeyer E, Wing RR, Pi-Sunyer X, Kuna ST and the Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group: Effects of a lifestyle intervention on REM sleep-related obstructive sleep apnea in overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients. J. Sleep Res. 26(6): 747-755, Dec 2017.

Jain S, Gurubhagavatula I, Townsend R, Kuna ST, Teff K, Wadden TA, Chittams J, Hanlon AL, Maislin G, Saif H, Broderick P, Ahmad Z, Pack AI, Chirinos JA: Effect of CPAP, Weight Loss, or CPAP Plus Weight Loss on Central Hemodynamics and Arterial Stiffness. Hypertension 70(6): 1283-1290, Dec 2017.

Scharf MT, Keenan BT, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Mask refills as a measure of PAP adherence. J. Clin. Sleep Med. 13(11): 1337-1344, Nov 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(9), Sept 2017 Notes: Sleep. 2017 Sep 1;40(9). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx126.

Gao X, Azarbarzin A, Keenan BT, Ostrowski M, Pack FM, Staley B, Maislin G, Pack AI, Younes M, Kuna ST: Heritability of heart rate response to arousals in twins. Sleep 40(6), Jun 2017 Notes: Sleep. 2017 Jun 1;40(6). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx055.

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, May 2017.

Eysteinsdottir B, Gislason T, Pack AI, Benediktsdottir B, Arnardottir E, Samuel T. Kuna, Erla Björnsdottir: Insomnia complaints in lean obstructive sleep apnea patients negatively affect positive airway pressure treatment adherence. J. Sleep. Res. 26(2): 159-165, Apr 2017.

Younes M, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Walsh J, Kushida CA, Staley B, Pien GW: Reliability of American Academy of Sleep Medicine rules for assessing sleep depth in clinical practice. J. Clin. Sleep Med. 2017.

Xu L, Han F, Keenan B, Kneeland-Szanto E, Yan H, Dong X, Chang Y, Zhao L, Zhang X, Li J, Pack A, Kuna S: Validation of the Nox-T3 portable monitor for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in Chinese adults. Sleep 40(Abstract Supplement): A183, 2017.

Izci Balserak B, Maislin G, Kuna S, Gurubhagavatula I, Weaver T: Duration of CPAP usage and daily functioning. Sleep 40(Abstract Supplement): A200, 2017 Notes: Poster presentation.

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