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Mudiaga Ohwofasa Sowho, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

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  • Instructor of Medicine


Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

Integrated Physiology of Breathing and Hemodynamics more



  • Instructor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • M.P.H.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2010)
  • M.B.B.S.; University of Lagos College of Medicine (Nigeria) (2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Sowho’s research focuses on the integrated physiology of breathing and hemodynamics. Specifically, he is currently examining mechanisms by which upper airway obstruction during sleep affects aortic disease progression in Marfan Syndrome. He has designed and executed protocols where he quantified the mechanical load on the aorta caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep.  His longer-term goal is to launch a clinical trial to determine if early detection and treatment of upper airway obstruction mitigates aortic adverse events in persons with Marfan syndrome.

Activities & Honors


  • Sleep Fragment Award, American Thoracic Society, 2016
  • T32 Fellowship Award-Genetic Approaches to Sleep Disorders, National Institute of Health, 2017
  • Victor McKusick Fellowship Award, Marfan Foundation, 2018

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Why your spouse's snoring is bad for you: scientists warn one in seven sleepers make so much noise it can increase partner's blood pressure, Daily Mail (February 26, 2020)

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