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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.
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.
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

Kuna, S.T.: Diagnosis and management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea in primary care – Ready or Not? Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. Apr 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1164/rccm.201803-0555ED. [Epub ahead of print]

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. 14(2): 205-213, Feb 2018.

Xu L, Chang Y, Han F, Keenan BT, Kneeland-Szanto E, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Validation of portable monitor testing for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in COPD patients. Sleep 41(Abstract Supplement): A179, 2018.

Warby SC, Delfrate J, Lacourse K, Maislin F, Gehrman P, Pack AI, Younes M, Kuna ST: Heritability of spindles and spindle characteristics is influenced by spindle detection method used. 2nd International Conference on Sleep Spindling and Related Phenomena 24-26 May, 2018, Budapest, Hungary (Oral presentation) 2018.

Kuna ST, Townsend RR, Keenan B, Maislin D, Sif Arnardottir E, Gislason T, Benediktsdottir B, Gudmundsdottir S, Sifferman A, Staley B, Pack FM, Guo X, Maislin G, Chirinos J, Pack AI: Blood pressure effects of positive airway pressure treatment in obese and non-obese adults with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 41(Abstract Supplement): A195, 2018.

Williams C, Yaggi HK, Kuna S, Asare V: Dream enactment behavior in post-traumatic stress disorder patients. Sleep 41(Abstract Supplement): A350, 2018.

Kuna ST, Tanayapong P, Maislin G, Staley B, Pack FM, Pack AI, Younes M: Odds ratio product: A measure of sleep homeostasis following prolonged wakefulness. Sleep 41(Abstract Supplement): A83, 2018.

Gehrman P, Bellamy S, Medvedeva E, Barilla H, Brownlow J, Prigge J, Rehman W, Kuna ST: Telehealth delivery of group CBT-I is non-inferior to in-person treatment in veterans with PTSD. Sleep 41(Abstract Supplement): A141, 2018.

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.

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