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Samuel T. Kuna, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, VISN 4 Eastern Regional Sleep Center, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Member, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurbiology
Staff Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Sleep Medicine Section, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia VA Medical Center (111P)
Sleep Medicine Section
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-4400
Fax: (215) 823-5876
Education:
B.S.
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
M.D.
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.
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, St-Onge MP, Kuna ST, Zammit G, Choudhury AR, Newman A, Millman RP, Reboussin DM, Wadden TA, Jakicic MM, Pi-Sunyer X, Wing RR, Foster GD, Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group: Sleep architecture following a weight loss intervention in overweight and obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes: Relationship to apnea-hypopnea index. J Clin Sleep Med 2014 (in press).

Chakravorty S, Hanlon AL, Kuna ST, Ross RJ, Kampman KM, Witte LM, Perlis ML, Oslin DW: The effects of quetiapine on sleep in recovering alcohol-dependent subjects: a pilot study. J Clin Psychopharmacol 34(3): 350-354, June 2014.

Kuna, ST: Impact of an initial financial incentive on long-term adherence to positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (Oral presentation). Academy Health ARM 2014, San Diego, CA June 2014.

Pellegrino R, Kavakli IH, Goel N, Cardinale CJ, Dinges DF, Kuna ST, Maislin G, Van Dongen HP, Tufik S, Hogenesch JB, Hakonarson H, Pack AI: A novel BHLHE41 variants associated with short sleep and resistence to sleep deprivation in humans. SLEEP 37(8), 2014.

Kuna ST: Looking through the glass ceiling: A commentary on "Current barriers and study needs or oral appliance therapy: the personal persepctive of a physician and dentist" J Dental Sleep Med 1(3), in press 2014.

Arnadottir ES, Janson C, Bjornsdottir E, Benediktsdottir B, Juliusson S, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Gislason T: Nocturnal sweating - a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea: The Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort. BMJ Open 3(5), 2013

Parthasarathy S, Wendal C, Haynes PL, Atwood C, Kuna ST: "A pilot study of CPAP adherence promotion by peer buddies with sleep apnea" J.Clin Sleep Med 9(6): 543-550, 2013

Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy S, Asch D, Volpp K: Impact of an initial financial incentive on long-term adherence to positive airway pressure treatment in patients with OSA. 13th International Symposium of Sleep and Breathing, Montreal, Canada October 2013.

Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy S, Asch D, Volpp K: Impact of an initial financial incentive on long-term adherence to positive airway pressure treatment in patients with OSA. 13th International Symposium of Sleep and Breathing, Montreal, Canada October 2013.

Berry RB, Tsai SC, Geotting MG, Kuna ST, Staley B, Soto-Calderon H, JAsko JG: Poster: A Comparison of Breathing Events Detected by a Positive Airway Pressure Device tp Attended Polysomnography. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Scientific Conference, Baltimore, MD June 2013.

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