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David M. Claman


Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Enthusiastic partner of our superb doctors and researchers

About me

Dr. David M. Claman is director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center. He has a particular interest in treating patients with asthma and tuberculosis using noninvasive ventilation therapy to assist breathing.

Claman earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After completing a residency in internal medicine, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford.

Claman has published extensively on his research, which focuses on sleep apnea and noninvasive therapy for breathing difficulties.

  • Education

    University of Texas-Southwestern, 1987

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1990

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary/Critical Care, 1994

  • Academic Title


I have been with UCSF since 1994, and strive to incorporate my experience and knowledge into care that benefits every patient.

Pulmonary Practice at Mount Zion

2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Sleep Disorders Center

2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


Overall Experience
230 Reviews
Dr C is an incredible health care provider. He's the best in the region one of the best in the country a joy to visit and explains my condition and options in a comprehensible empowering way.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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