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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
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
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.
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

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.

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 10(11): 1205-11, 2014.

Li QY, Berry RB, Goetting MG, Staley B, Soto-Calderon H, Tsai SC, Jasko JG, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Detection of upper airway status and respiratory events by a current generation positive airway pressure device. Sleep (in press) 2014.

Bjornsdottir E, Keenan BT, Eysteinsdottir B, Arnardottir ES, Janson C, Gislason T, Sigurdsson JF, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Benediktsdottir B. : Quality of life among untreated sleep apnea patients compared with the general population and changes after treatment with positive airway pressure. J Sleep Res (in press) 2014.

Kuna ST, Shuttleworth D, Chi L, Schutte-Rodin S, Friedman E, Guo H, Dhand S, Yang L, Zhu J, Bellamy SL, Volpp KG, Asch DA: Web-based access to positive airway pressure usage with or without an initial financial incentive improves treatment use in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep (in press) 2014.

Azarbarzin A, Ostrowski M, Younes M, Pack AI, Staley B, Kuna ST: Arousal responses during overnight polysomnography and their reproducibility in healthy young adults. Sleep (in press) 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): 129-30, 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.

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

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