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David Claman, M.D.

Director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center

Dr. David M. Claman is director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center. He is board certified as a sleep medicine specialist by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as well as board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has a particular interest in treating patients with asthma and tuberculosis and uses non-invasive ventilation therapy, which doesn't require inserting an instrument into the body to assist breathing.

After earning a degree in biology at Stanford University, Claman graduated in 1987 from Southwestern Medical School in Texas. He completed an internal medicine residency and two fellowships, one in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and a second in sleep medicine at UCSF Medical Center and Stanford University, respectively. Claman has published extensively about his research focusing on sleep apnea and non-invasive therapy for patients with breathing difficulties.

Clinics

Allergy and Immunology
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2725
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pulmonary Practice at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7755
Fax: (415) 885-3852

Hours: Hours vary, please call for appointment

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sleep Disorders Center
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7886
Fax: (415) 885-3650

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, 2 – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about David Claman

Education

University of Texas-Southwestern 1987

Residencies

UCSF, Internal Medicine 1990

Fellowships

UCSF, Pulmonary/Critical Care 1994

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Claman DM, Ewing SK, Redline S, Ancoli-Israel S, Cauley JA, Stone KL. Periodic Leg Movements Are Associated with Reduced Sleep Quality in Older Men: The MrOS Sleep Study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013; 9(11):1109-17.
  2. Fitzpatrick ME, Gingo MR, Kessinger C, Lucht L, Kleerup E, Greenblatt RM, Claman D, Ponath C, Fong S, Huang L, Morris A. HIV infection is associated with diffusing capacity impairment in women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Nov 1; 64(3):284-8.
  3. Kezirian EJ, Goding GS, Malhotra A, O'Donoghue FJ, Zammit G, Wheatley JR, Catcheside PG, Smith PL, Schwartz AR, Walsh JH, Maddison KJ, Claman DM, Huntley T, Park SY, Campbell MC, Palme CE, Iber C, Eastwood PR, Hillman DR, Barnes M. Hypoglossal nerve stimulation improves obstructive sleep apnea: 12-month outcomes. J Sleep Res. 2014 Feb; 23(1):77-83.
  4. Peņaloza RA, Sarkar U, Claman DM, Omachi TA. Trends in on-label and off-label modafinil use in a nationally representative sample. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 22; 173(8):704-6.
  5. Omachi TA, Blanc PD, Claman DM, Chen H, Yelin EH, Julian L, Katz PP. Disturbed sleep among COPD patients is longitudinally associated with mortality and adverse COPD outcomes. Sleep Med. 2012 May; 13(5):476-83.
  6. Omachi TA, Claman DM, Blanc PD, Eisner MD. Obstructive sleep apnea: a risk factor for work disability. Sleep. 2009 Jun; 32(6):791-8.
  7. Kezirian EJ, Harrison SL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Ensrud K, Goldberg AN, Claman DM, Spira AP, Stone KL. Behavioral correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in older men. Sleep. 2009 Feb; 32(2):253-61.
  8. Stone KL, Ancoli-Israel S, Blackwell T, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Redline S, Hillier TA, Schneider J, Claman D, Cummings SR. Actigraphy-measured sleep characteristics and risk of falls in older women. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Sep 8; 168(16):1768-75.
  9. Collop NA, Anderson WM, Boehlecke B, Claman D, Goldberg R, Gottlieb DJ, Hudgel D, Sateia M, Schwab R. Clinical guidelines for the use of unattended portable monitors in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adult patients. Portable Monitoring Task Force of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med. 2007 Dec 15; 3(7):737-47.
  10. Kezirian EJ, Harrison SL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Ensrud K, Claman DM, Stone KL. Behavioral correlates of sleep-disordered breathing in older women. Sleep. 2007 Sep; 30(9):1181-8.
  11. Claman DM, Redline S, Blackwell T, Ancoli-Israel S, Surovec S, Scott N, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Stone KL. Prevalence and correlates of periodic limb movements in older women. J Clin Sleep Med. 2006 Oct 15; 2(4):438-45.
  12. Ensrud KE, Blackwell TL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Yaffe K, Diem S, Claman D, Stone KL. Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and sleep disturbances in community-dwelling older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Oct; 54(10):1508-15.
  13. Nuckton TJ, Glidden DV, Browner WS, Claman DM. Physical examination: Mallampati score as an independent predictor of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep. 2006 Jul; 29(7):903-8.
  14. Claman D. Is it mild obstructive sleep apnea? J Clin Sleep Med. 2006 Jan 15; 2(1):89-91.
  15. Meolie AL, Rosen C, Kristo D, Kohrman M, Gooneratne N, Aguillard RN, Fayle R, Troell R, Townsend D, Claman D, Hoban T, Mahowald M. Oral nonprescription treatment for insomnia: an evaluation of products with limited evidence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2005 Apr 15; 1(2):173-87.
  16. Nuckton TJ, Goldreich D, Rogaski KD, Lessani TM, Higgins PJ, Claman DM. Hypothermia from prolonged immersion: biophysical parameters of a survivor. J Emerg Med. 2002 May; 22(4):371-4.
  17. Claman D, Murr A, Trotter K. Clinical validation of the Bedbugg in detection of obstructive sleep apnea. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep; 125(3):227-30.
  18. Nuckton TJ, Goldreich D, Wendt FC, Nuckton JG, Claman DM. A comparison of 2 methods of measuring rectal temperatures with digital thermometers. Am J Crit Care. 2001 May; 10(3):146-50.
  19. Nuckton TJ, Claman DM, Goldreich D, Wendt FC, Nuckton JG. Hypothermia and afterdrop following open water swimming: the Alcatraz/San Francisco Swim Study. Am J Emerg Med. 2000 Oct; 18(6):703-7.
  20. Claman DM, Votteri BA. Effects of esophageal pressure monitoring on sleep architecture. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998 May; 157(5 Pt 1):1697-8.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.