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Naresh M Punjabi, MD

Professor of Medicine

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  • Professor of Medicine


Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Epidemiology of sleep apnea; Effects of sleep apnea on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes; Sleep apnea-related cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes


  • English


American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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  • Education +


    • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago IL ) (1991)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1994)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (1999)


    • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
    • Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
    • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Seif F, Patel SR, Walia HK, Rueschman M, Bhatt DL, Blumenthal RS, Quan SF, Gottlieb DJ, Lewis EF, Patil SP, Punjabi NM, Babineau DC, Redline S, Mehra R. Obstructive sleep apnea and diurnal nondipping hemodynamic indices in patients at increased cardiovascular risk. J Hypertens. 2013 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24351803
    2. Tare A, Lane JM, Cade BE, Grant SF, Chen TH, Punjabi NM, Lauderdale DS, Zee PC, Gharib SA, Gottlieb DJ, Scheer FA, Redline S, Saxena R. Sleep duration does not mediate or modify association of common genetic variants with type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia. 2013 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24280871 
    3. Rao MN, Blackwell T, Redline S, Punjabi NM, Barrett-Connor E, Neylan TC, Stone KL;  Association between sleep duration and 24-hour urine free cortisol in the MrOS Sleep Study. Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Group. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 27;8(9):e75205. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075205. PMID: 24228086 [PubMed - in process]
    4. Polak J, Shimoda LA, Drager LF, Undem C, McHugh H, Polotsky VY, Punjabi NM. Intermittent hypoxia impairs glucose homeostasis in C57BL6/J mice: partial improvement with cessation of the exposure. Sleep. 2013 Oct 1;36(10):1483-90; 1490A-1490B. doi: 10.5665/sleep.3040. PMID: 24082307 [PubMed - in process]
    5. Lane JM, Tare A, Cade BE, Chen TH, Punjabi NM, Gottlieb DJ, Scheer FA, Redline S, Saxena R. Common Variants in CLOCK Are Not Associated with Measures of Sleep Duration in People of European Ancestry from the Sleep Heart Health Study. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 15;74(12):e33-5. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Jul 17. No abstract available. PMID: 23871470 [PubMed - in process] 
    6. Kudchadkar SR, Aljohani OA, Punjabi NM. Sleep of critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit: A systematic review. Sleep Med Rev. 2013 May 21. pii: S1087-0792(13)00025-7. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2013.02.002. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23702219 
    7. Powell R, Davidson D, Divers J, Manichaikul A, Carr JJ, Detrano R, Hoffman EA, Jiang R, Kronmal RA, Liu K, Punjabi NM, Shahar E, Watson KE, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Barr RG. Genetic ancestry and the relationship of cigarette smoking to lung function and per cent emphysema in four race/ethnic groups: a cross-sectional study. Thorax. 2013 Jul;68(7):634-42. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202116. Epub 2013 Apr 12. PMID: 23585509 
    8. Ramanathan R, Kohli A, Ingaramo MC, Jain A, Leng SX, Punjabi NM, Walston JD, Fedarko NS. Serum chitotriosidase, a putative marker of chronically activated macrophages, increases with normal aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Oct;68(10):1303-9. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt022. Epub 2013 Mar 22. PMID: 23525479
    9. Punjabi NM, Aurora RN, Patil SP. Home sleep testing for obstructive sleep apnea: one night is enough! Chest. 2013 Feb 1;143(2):291-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2699. No abstract available. PMID: 23381307 
    10. Langrock R, Swihart BJ, Caffo BS, Punjabi NM, Crainiceanu CM. Combining hidden Markov models for comparing the dynamics of multiple sleep electroencephalograms. Stat Med. 2013 Aug 30;32(19):3342-56. doi: 10.1002/sim.5747. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PMID: 23348835
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