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Indira Gurubhagavatula, M.D., MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Attending Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Division of Sleep Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Sleep Medicine
3624 Market Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7772
Fax: 215-615-4875
B.A. (Applied Mathematics)
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 1986.
B.A. (Biology)
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 1986.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1990.
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1994.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, 1990-1991.
Resident, Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO, 1991-1993.
Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1997.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998.
NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1998-2000.
Passed Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX), Parts I and II, 1990.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), 1993.
Diplomate, ABIM, Pulmonary Diseases, 1997.
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Parts I and II, 1998.
Diplomate, ABIM, Critical Care Medicine, 1999.
Diplomate, ABIM, Pulmonary Diseases (recertification), 2007.
Diplomate, ABIM, Sleep Medicine, 2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

1. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in high risk populations
2. Sleep, sleep disorders and public health
3. Sleep disordered 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

KG Johnson, SS Sullivan, V Rastegar, I Gurubhagavatula: Sleep Medicine Health-Care Worker Concerns About COVID-19: An Early Pandemic Survey. Respiratory Care 66(11): 1729-38, November 2021.

KG Johnson, SS Sullivan, A Nti, V Rastegar, I Gurubhagavatula: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Sleep Medicine Practices. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2020 Sep 23:jcsm-8830. September 2020.

B Izci-Balserak, B Zhu, I Gurubhagavatula, BT Keenan, GW Pien: A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 16(10): 1286-1294, Oct 2019.

MM Lyons, JF Kraemer, R Dhingra, BT Keenan, N Wessel, M Glos, T Penzel, I Gurubhagavatula: Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers Using EKG-Derived Respiratory Power Index. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 15(1), January 2019 Notes:

S Jain, I Gurubhagavatula, R Townsend, ST Kuna, K Teff, TA Wadden, J Chittams, AL Hanlon, G Maislin, H Saif, P Broderick, Z Ahmad, AI Pack, JA Chirinos.: Effect of CPAP, Weight Loss, or CPAP Plus Weight Loss on Central Hemodynamics and Arterial Stiffness. Hypertension 70(6): 1283-1290, December 2017.

MM Lyons, BT Keenan, J Li, T Khan, N Elkasabanny, CM Walsh, NN Williams, AI Pack, I Gurubhagavatula: Symptomless Multi-Variable Apnea Prediction Index Assesses Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk and Adverse Outcomes in Elective Surgery. Sleep 40(3), March 2017.

D Chirinos, I Gurubhagavatula, P Broderick, J Chirinos, K Teff, T Wadden, G Maislin, H Saif, J Chittams, C Cassidy, A Hanson, AI Pack: Depressive symptoms in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Biological Mechanistic Pathways. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 40(6), 2017.

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, January 2014.

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. New England Journal of Medicine 370(24): 2265-2275, 2014.

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, October 2013.

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