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Samuel T. Kuna, MD

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
Education:
B.S.
Muhlenberg College (Biology), 1970.
M.D.
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons , 1974.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1975-1975.
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1977-1977.
Fellowship, Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 1979-1979.
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

Imayama I, Gupta A, Yen PS, Chen YF, Keenan B, Townsend RR, Chirinos JA, Weaver FM, Carley DW, Kuna ST, Prasad B: Socioeconomic status impacts blood pressure response to positive airway pressure treatment. J Clin Sleep Med 18(5): 1287-1295, 2022.

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.

Younes M, Gerardy B, Pack AI, Kuna ST, Castro-Diehl C, Redline S: Sleep architecture based on sleep depth and propensity: Patterns in different demographics and sleep disorders and association with health outcomes. Sleep 45(6): zsac059. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsac059, 2022.

Thorarinsdottir EH, Janson C, Aspelund T, Benediktsottir B, Juliusson S, Gislasson T, Kuna ST, Pack AI, Keenan BT: Different components of excessive daytime sleepiness and the change with positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea patients - results from the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort (ISAC). J Sleep Res 31(3): e13528. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13528, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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