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David M. Claman


Director, Sleep Disorders Center
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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

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Sleep Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


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

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    275 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    273 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    271 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    261 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    273 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    272 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    275 Ratings

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