James Rowley, MD

James Rowley, MD

(313) 745-8210

(313) 745-2481 (fax)


James Rowley, MD

Office Address

Harper University Hospital
3990 John R - 3 Hudson
Detroit, MI 48201

Post Graduate Training

1989-90 Medical Intern, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

1990-92 Medical Resident, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL

1992-95 Fellow, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Reviews and Books

Book Chapters

Rowley, JA, Badr, MS. Normal sleep. In: Badr MS, ed. Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology. New York: Humana Press, 2011, pages 1-15.

Rowley, JA. Approach to hypersomnia. In: Badr MS, ed. Essentials of Sleep Medicine: An Approach for Clinical Pulmonology. New York: Humana Press, 2011, pages 73-89.

Rowley, JA, Badr, MS. Breathing during sleep: ventilation and the upper airway. In: Carney, PR, Berry, RB, Geyer, JD, ed. Clinical Sleep Disorders. 2nd Edition Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011, pages: 53-70.

Rowley, JA. Diagnostic algorithm for sleep-related breathing disorders. In: Kushida C.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep, Vol. 3, Waltham, MA: Academic Press. 2013, pp. 460-464.




Arfoosh, R, Rowley, JA. Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure. Sleep Med Clin 5:321-334, 2010.

Caples SM, Rowley JA, Prinsell JR, Pallanch JF, Elamin MB, Katz SG, Harwick JD. Surgical Modifications of upper airway for obstructive sleep apnea in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep 33:1396-1407, 2010.


Aurora RN, Chowdhuri S, Ramar K, Bista SR, Casey KR, Lamm CI, Kristo DA, Mallea JM, Rowley JA, Zak RS, Tracy SL. The treatment of central sleep apnea syndromes in adults: practice parameters with an evidence-based literature review and meta-analyses. Sleep 2012;35(1):17-40.

Aurora RN, Kristo DA, Bista SR, Rowley JA, Zak RS, Casey KR, Lamm CI, Tracy SL, Rosenberg RS. The treatment of restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder in adults an update for 2012: Practice parameters with an evidence-based systematic review and meta-analyses. Sleep 2012; 35:1039-1062.

Aurora RN, Lamm CI, Zak RS, Kristo DA, Bista SR, Rowley JA, Casey KR. Practice parameters for the non-respiratory indications for polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing for children Sleep 2012; 35:1467-1473.



Dr. Rowley’s research interests are in diagnosis, clinical manifestations and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.

Position Title

Professor, Clinical Educator
Division Chief and Program Director-Pulmonary Critical Care
Chief of Medicine, Harper University Hospital
Full Time
Medical Fellow/Resident/Student Instruction


1981-85 B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1985-89 M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Faculty Appointments

Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Sleep disorders
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea

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