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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
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

Arnadottir ES, Janson C, Bjornsdottir E, Benediktsdottir B, Juliusson S, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Gislason T: "Nocturnal sweating - a common symtom 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 CPAPadherence 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.

Shechter A, Gallagher D, Foster GD, Roberts AL, Basner RC, Kuna ST, Newman AB, Zammitt G, Wadden T, St-Onge M: Total Body but not Neck or Thorax Specific Subcutaneous Fat is Related to Apnea-Hypopnea Index in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. AASM Scientific Conference, Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Baltimore, MD June 2013.

Berry RB, Tasi SC, Goetting MG, Kuna ST, Staley N, Soto-Calderon, H, Jasko JG: A Comparison of Breathing Events Detected by a Positive Airways Pressure Device to Attended Polysomnography. Sleep 36, Abstract Supplement 2013: A140, 2013.

Björnsdóttir E, Janson C, Sigurdsson JF, Gehrman P, Perlis M, Juliusson S, Arnardottir ES, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Gislason T, Benediktsdóttir B: Symptoms of insomnia among patients with obstructive sleep apnea before and after two years of positive airway pressure treatment. Sleep (eds.). 36(12): 1901-1909, 2013.

Kuna ST, Reboussin DM, Borradaile KE, Sanders MH, Millman RP, Zammitt G, Newman AB, Wadden TA, Jakicic JM, Wing RR, Pi-Sunyer FX, Foster GD: Sleep AHEAD Research Group. Long-term effect of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnea severity in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Sleep 36(5): 641-649A, 2013.

Prasad B, Kuna ST, Weaver TE: Effect of Ethnicity on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. AASM Scientific Meeting, Effects of Obsttuctive Sleep Apnea, Baltimore, MD 2013.

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