Indira Gurubhagavatula

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Indira Gurubhagavatula, M.D., MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Sleep Medicine
3624 Market Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7772
Fax: 215-615-4875
Education:
B.A. (Applied Mathematics)
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 1986.
B.A. (Biology)
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 1986.
M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1990.
M.P.H.
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1994.
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Description of Research Expertise

1. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea
2. Sleep disorderd breathing and cardiovascular disease
3. Economics of sleep apnea screening

Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Sleep disorders medicine
2. Pulmonary medicine
3. Critical care medicine

Selected Publications

JA Chirinos, I Gurubhagavatula, K Teff, DJ Rader, TA Wadden, R Townsend, GD Foster, G Maislin, H Saif, P Broderick, J Chittams, AL Hanlon, AI Pack: CPAP, weight loss, or both for obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med 370(24): 2265-2275, June 2014.

MA Grandner, S Chakravorty, ML Perlis, L Oliver, I Gurubhagavatula: Habitual sleep duration associated with self-reported and objectively-determined cardiometabolic risk factors. Sleep Medicine 15(1): 42-50, Jan 2014.

I Gurubhagavatula, BG Fields, CR Morales, S Hurley, GW Pien, LC Wick, BA Staley, RR Townsend, G Maislin: Screening for severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in hypertensive outpatients. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15(4): 279-288, Apr 2013.

A Platt, S Hurley, H Soto-Calderon, W Wieland, B Staley, G Maislin, I Gurubhagavatula: Hits and Misses: Screening Commercial Drivers for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Guidelines Recommended by a Joint Task Force. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013 Notes: In press (as of 4/15/13).

Q Maia, MA Grandner, J Findley, I Gurubhagavatula: Short and long sleep duration and risk of drowsy driving and the role of subjective sleep insufficiency. Accident Analysis and Prevention 59: 618-622, 2013.

M Sands, M Grandner, J Whinnery, BT Keenan, N Jackson, I Gurubhagavatula: Predicting ethno-racial subgroups with hypertension using sleep apnea screening in a nationally-representative sample: Results of NHANES. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2013.

BY Sunwoo, N Jackson, G Maislin, I Gurubhagavatula, CF George, AI Pack: Reliability of a single objective measure in assessing sleepiness. Sleep 35(1): 149-158, 2012.

CR Morales, S Hurley, LC Wick, B Staley, FM Pack, NS Gooneratne, G Maislin, A Pack, I Gurubhagavatula: In-home, self-assembled sleep studies are useful in diagnosing sleep apnea in the elderly. Sleep 35(11): 1491-1501, 2012.

TE Weaver, C Mancini, G Maislin, J Cater, B Staley, JR Landis, S Ellenberg, KA Ferguson, CFP George, DA Schulman, H Greenberg, DM Rapoport, JA Walsleben, T Lee-Chiong, I Gurubhagavatula, ST Kuna: Continuous positive airway pressure treatment of sleepy patients with milder obstructive sleep apnea: results of the CPAP Apnea Trial North American Program CATNAP randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 186(7): 677-683, 2012.

ST Kuna, I Gurubhagavatula, G Maislin, S Hin, KC Hartwig, S McCloskey, R Hachadoorian, S Hurley, R Gupta, B Staley, CW Atwood: Noninferiority of functional outcome in ambulatory management of obstructive sleep apnea American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 183(9): 1238-1244, 2011.

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