David Claman, MD

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

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

Board Certification

Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

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 D, Sunwoo B. Improving Accuracy of Home Sleep Apnea Testing. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Jan 15; 13(1):9-10.
  2. Khurana RN, Porco TC, Claman DM, Boldrey EE, Palmer JD, Wieland MR. INCREASING SLEEP DURATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY AND AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. Retina. 2016 Feb; 36(2):255-8.
  3. 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 Nov 15; 9(11):1109-17.

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