Amy Guralnick
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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MD2001Chicago Medical SchoolMedicine
Residency2004Lutheran General HospitalInternal Medicine
Chief Resident2005Lutheran General HospitalInternal Medicine
Fellowship2008John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook CountyPulmonary and Critical Care
Fellowship2009The University of ChicagoSleep Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Guralnick is a clinician, an educator and a clinical researcher. Her clinical focus is caring for patients with sleep disorders and with respiratory compromise from neuromuscular weakness.She treats patients with respiratory and non-respiratory disorders of sleep – including obstructive and central sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome/periodic limb movements, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia. She also treats patients with neuromuscular respiratory weakness due to a variety of neurodegenerative disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS).Her clinical research has focused on obstructive sleep apnea, with a specific focus on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence.

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders, insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome,circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias

Representative Publications

  1. Guralnick AS, Pant M, Minhaj M, Sweitzer BJ, Mokhlesi B.CPAP adherence in patients with newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to elective surgery. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Oct 15;8(5):501-6
  2. Mokhlesi B, Guralnick AS. CPAP adherence during the perioperative period. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Jul 15;9(7):733-4
  3. Rezania K, Gottlieb O, Guralnick A, Prachand V, Sweitzer BJ, Vigneswaran W, White SR, Roos RP. Venous thromboembolism after diaphragm pacing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2014 Nov;50(5):863-5
  4. Manisha Kak, Naoum P. Issa, Raymond P. Roos, Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, Ori Gottlieb, Amy Guralnick, Steven R. White, Carol E. Semrad, Betty Soliven, Joumana Baroody, and Kourosh Rezania. Gastrostomy tube placement is safe in advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurological Research Vol. 39, Iss. 1,2017
  5. Guralnick AS, Balachandran JS, Szutenbach S, Adley K, Emami L, Mohammadi M, Farnan JM, Aroroa VM, Mokhlesi M. Educational video to improve CPAP use in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea at risk for poor adherence: A randomized controlled trial. Thorax. 2017 June 30

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