Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center Faculty

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Samuel T. Kuna, MD

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

Hetzenecker A, Escourrou P, Kuna ST, Series F, Lewis K, Birner C, Pfeifer M, Arzt M.: Treatment of sleep apnea in chronic heart failure patients with auto-servo ventilation improves sleep fragmentation: a randomized controlled trial. Sleep Medicine 17(1): 25-31, 2016.

Kline CE, Reboussin DM, Foster GD, Rice TB, Strotmeyer ES, Jakicic JM, Millman RP, Pi-Sunyer X, Newman AB, Wadden TA, Zammit F, Kuna ST, the Sleep AHEAD Research Group of the Look AHEAD Research Group: The effect of changes in cardiorespiratory fitness and weight on obstructive sleep apnea severity in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. Sleep 39(2): 317-325, 2016.

Love A, Kuna ST: Home sleep testing and sleep apnea: A review for dentists. J. Dental Sleep Med. 2(2): 45-52, 2015.

Fields BG, Pathak P, McCloskey S, True JG, Richardson D, Thomasson A, Korom-Jakovic D, Davies K, Kuna ST: Remote ambulatory management of Veterans with obstructive sleep apnea Sleep (in press), 2015.

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 to the general population and changes after treatment with positive airway pressure. J Sleep Res 24(3): 328-338, 2015.

Li QY, Berry RB, Goetting MG, 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 38(4): 597-605, 2015.

Miller R, Nichols D, Benca RM, Kuna ST, Mignot E, Pack AI, Redline S, Yang PC, Hyde P, Walsh J, Kushida C: Using business intelligence tools and data visualizations to facilitate multicenter sleep research. Association of Professional Sleep Society Meeting 2015, Seattle, WA 2015.

Miller R, Nichols D, Benca RM, Kuna ST, Mignot E, Pack AI, Redline S, Yang PC, Hyde P, Walsh J, Kushida C: Duration for optimizing oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Association of Professional Sleep Society Meeting 2015, Seattle, WA 2015.

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 38(8): 1229–1236, 2015.

Azarbarzin A, Ostrowski M, Younes M, Keenan BT, Pack AI, Staley B, Kuna ST: Arousal responses during overnight polysomnography and their reproducibility in healthy young adults. Sleep 38(8): 1313–1321, 2015.

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