Sairam Parthasarathy, MD

  • Professor, Medicine
  • Interim 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
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

Select Publications

2018

Parthasarathy, S., D. Combs, S. N. Patel, C. Poongkunran, and S. F. Quan, "Provider Types and Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Case Finding and Treatment.", Ann Intern Med, vol. 169, issue 3, pp. 201-202, 2018 Aug 07. PMID: 30083707
Feemster, L. C., H. L. Saft, S. J. Bartlett, S. Parthasarathy, T. Barnes, P. Calverley, R. J Curtis, D. H. Hickam, R. A. Mularski, D. H. Au, et al., "Patient-centered Outcomes Research in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report.", Ann Am Thorac Soc, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. 1005-1015, 2018 Sep. PMID: 30168741
Combs, D., G. Skrepnek, M. D. Seckeler, B. J. Barber, W. J. Morgan, and S. Parthasarathy, "Sleep-Disordered Breathing is Associated With Increased Mortality in Hospitalized Infants With Congenital Heart Disease.", J Clin Sleep Med, vol. 14, issue 9, pp. 1551-1558, 2018 Sep 15. PMCID: PMC6134246  PMID: 30176962
Gandhi, M., D. Rajagopal, S. Parthasarathy, S. Raja, S-T. Huang, and A. Senthil Kumar, "In Situ Immobilized Sesamol-Quinone/Carbon Nanoblack-Based Electrochemical Redox Platform for Efficient Bioelectrocatalytic and Immunosensor Applications.", ACS Omega, vol. 3, issue 9, pp. 10823-10835, 2018 Sep 30. PMCID: PMC6173515  PMID: 30320253
Robbins, R., A. Seixas, G. Jean-Louis, S. Parthasarathy, D. M. Rapoport, G. Ogedegbe, and J. A. Ladapo, "National patterns of physician management of sleep apnea and treatment among patients with hypertension.", PLoS One, vol. 13, issue 5, pp. e0196981, 2018. PMCID: PMC5965818  PMID: 29791455