Samuel T. Kuna, MD

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Professor of Medicine
Member, Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
Staff Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1974.
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Selected Publications

Gerardy B, Tomson H, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Walsh JK, Kushida CA, Younes M: A paradigm for testing the accuracy of digital sleep staging systems. Sleep 2022.

Imayama I, Balserak BI, Gupta A, Munoz T, Srimoragot M, Keenan BT, Kuna ST, Prasad B: Racial differences in functional and sleep outcomes with positive airway pressure treatment. Diagnostics (Basel) 11(12): 2176. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11122176, Nov 2021.

Pak VM, Maislin DG, Keenan BT, Townsend R, Benediktsdottir B, Dunbar SB, Pack AI, Gislason T, Kuna ST : Changes in sleepiness and 24-hour blood pressure following 4 months of CPAP treatment are not mediated by ICAM-1. Sleep and Breathing 25(3): 1495-1502, Sep 2021.

Xu L, Xie D, Griffin KS, Staley B, Wang Y, Nichols DA, Benca RM, Pack AI, Redline S, Walsh JK, Kushida C, Kuna ST: Objective adherence to dental device versus positive airway pressure treatment in adults with obstructive sleep apnea. J Sleep Res 30(4), Aug 2021.

Gehrman P, Gunter P, Findley J, Frasso R, Weljie AM, Kuna ST, Kayser MS: Randomized non-inferiority trial of telehealth delivery of cognitive behavioral treatment of insomnia compared to in-person care. J Clin Psychiatry 82(5), Aug 24 2021.

Li S, Xu L, Dong X, Zhang X, Keenan BT, Han F, Bi T, Chang Y, Yu Y, Zhou B, Pack AI, Kuna ST: Home sleep apnea testing in adults with chronic heart failure. J Clin Sleep Med 17(7): 1453-1463, Jul 1 2021.

Pi MY, Xu LY, Kuna ST: Challenges and opportunities of remote diagnosis and treatment management of sleep disordered breathing under the normalization of epidemic situation. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 101(22): 1635-1637, Jun 2021.

Pak V, Maislin D, Keenan B, Townsend R, Benediktsdottir B, Guo X, Pack A, Gislason T, Kuna S: Obesity does not modify the effect of 4 months of CPAP on leptin or adiponectin. Sleep 44(Suppl 2): A179-180, May 2021.

Bishop TM, Walsh P, Stecker T, Speed KJ, Ashrafioun L, Stepnowsky C, Kuna ST, Pigeon WR: Single session CBT to improve PAP initiation and adherence among veterans with OSA. Sleep 44(Suppl 2): A172, May 2021.

Pak VM, Maislin DG, Keenan BT, Townsend RR, BenediktsdĂłttir BB, Guo X, Pack AI, Gislason T, Kuna ST: Obesity modifies the effect of CPAP treatment on plasma IL-6 levels in adults with obstructive sleep apnea. Amer J Respir Crit Care Med 203: A4743, May 2021.

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Last updated: 05/21/2022
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