Susmita Chowdhuri, MD, FCCP, ABSM

Susmita Chowdhuri, MD, FCCP, ABSM

M.D., Professor (Research-Educator), Sleep Section Chief, VAMC, Part Time

(313) 576-3685

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Susmita Chowdhuri, MD, FCCP, ABSM

Office Address

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Medicine Department (11M)
4646 John R, Room C3427
Detroit, MI 48201

Post Graduate Training

Residency-Internal Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, New York 10462

Fellowship-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
SUNY University Health Science Center
Syracuse, New York 13210

Fellowship-Sleep Medicine
Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center
Stanford, California 94305

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Reviews and Books

Review Articles and Editorials:
1. Guilleminault C, Chowdhuri S. Upper airway resistance syndrome Oto Rhino Laryngologia Nova . 10, 34:119 126, 2000.
2. Guilleminault C, Chowdhuri S. Obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndromes. Proceedings of the Fukuoka Sleep Forum. 22 49, 2000.
3. Guilleminault C, Chowdhuri S. Pro/Con editorial; Upper airway resistance
syndrome is a distinct syndrome: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 161(5),1412 3,
4. Chowdhuri S. Continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of sleep apnea. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am. Aug;40(4):807-27, 2007.
6. Chowdhuri S, Crook ED, Taylor HA Jr, Badr MS. Cardiovascular
complications of respiratory diseases. Am J Med Sci. Nov;334(5):361-80, 2007.

Book Chapters:
1. Susmita Chowdhuri, Jed Black. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. In: Terris D and Goode R. Surgical
Management of Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Taylor & Francis, 189-201, 2005.
2. Susmita Chowdhuri, M Safwan Badr. Central Sleep Apnea. In: Avidian A and Allessi C. Geriatric Sleep Medicine. Informa healthcare: pp157-177, 2008.


Principal Investigator: S. Chowdhuri

1998      Department of Medicine Research Grant
               SUNY University Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY 
               Title: Effect of prolonged PEEP on exhaled nitric oxide, 10% effort
2007      Department of VA Career Development Award-2
               Title: Determinants of Age Related Breathing Instability during NREM sleep; Funding: 10/2008-10/2013; 50% effort
2007      CPAP-emergent (Complex) Central Sleep Apnea in the Veteran population: Retrospective chart review, 10% effort (non-funded)

PI: MS Badr
Collaborator/sub-investigator and research mentor for sleep fellows:

2004-present     Breathing instability and upper airway obstruction during NREM sleep: Effect of sex hormones
2005-present     Central sleep apnea: role of long-term facilitation
                              Protocol: Effect of episodic hypoxia on the hypocapnic apneic threshold during NREM sleep.
2007-present     Central Sleep Apnea: Determinants of Consequences 
                              Protocol: Effect of Hyperoxia on the hypocapnic apneic threshold during NREM sleep


2008-present     AERO: Advanced EPAP Research for OSAH: Multi-center clinical trial on use of PROVENTTM device for treatment of sleep apnea


Medical School
Maulana Azad Medical College
New Delhi, India 110002.
Degree- MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
Clinical Rotating Internship
Maulana Azad Medical College
New Delhi, India 110002

Biostatistics I and II, Wayne State University
Detroit MI 48201

Clinical Research Designs and Statistical Analysis
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Degree: Masters in Science

Faculty Appointments

2003-present Academic Appointment: Assistant Professor, clinician educator
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

2003-2008 John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)
Detroit, MI; FTA WSU

5/2008-present Appointment VAMC and WSU

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