Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

Professor, Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Director, Center for Sleep and Circadian Sciences, UA Health Sciences
Medical Director, Center for Sleep Disorders, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

Research Interests: 

Sleep intervention during Acute Lung Injury (R01 NIH/NHLBiHL095748):  The central purpose of this proposal is to study the short-term effects of sedation with sympatholysis on sleep and inflammation in critically ill patients with acute lung injury(ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).  Clinicaltrials.gov# NCT01050699 Positive airway pressure therapy for sleep-disordered breathing (ADVENT-HF; Canadian Institute of Health Research [CIHR] and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Canada):  The central purpose of this proposal is to assess the effect of adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) on mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations in ptients with chronic heart failure and sleep apnea.  Clinicaltrials.gov#NCT01128816 Adherence to CPAP Therapy in patients with sleep-disordered breathing (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs; PPO 10-066):  Our overall aim is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a CPAP adherence program driven by trained "peer-buddies" with sleep apnea.  Clinicaltrials.gov# NCT01164683 Sleep deprivation in murine models (Johrei foundation):  The central purpose of this proposal is to study the sleep-promoting effects of Johrei treatment in a murine sleep deprivation model.

Degrees: 
MBBS: Madras Medical College 1990
Honors and Awards: 
Affiliate, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Affiliate, Sleep Research Society
Affiliate, American Thoracic Society
Chair, Research Committee, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB), NCSDR, NIH
Chair, Grant Review Committee, American Sleep Medicine Foundation
Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Advisory Panel, US Respiratory Disease
Steering Committee, ADVENT-HF trial
Editorial Board, ACCP-SEEK Sleep Edition 2
Chair, DSMB, OSA and Bariatric Surgery (NIH/NHLBI)
Residency: 
Loyola University Medical Center - Chicago, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: 
Loyola University Medical Center, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine - Subspecialty
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty
American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine - Subspecialty