null Richard Kimoff, MD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



Sleep apnea • upper airway • neuromuscular • clinical outcomes • cardiometabolic • congestive heart failure • pregnancy

Research Focus

My research focuses on sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) under three themes: innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies; upper airway neuromuscular dysfunction; and cardiovascular and reproductive health, with projects in congestive heart failure and adverse effects of maternal SDB on pregnancy outcomes. I am funded by the CIHR, FRQ-S, industry and the MS Society of Canada.

Selected Publications

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  • Pamidi S, Kimoff RJ. Maternal sleep apnea. CHEST 2017 Oct 21. pii: S0012-3692(17)32906-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.10.011. PMID: 29066388.

  • Pamidi S et al. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Noninvasive identification of inspiratory flow limitation in sleep studies. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jul;14(7):1076-1085. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201704-318WS. PMID: 28665698.

  • Lyons OD et al. Design of the effect of adaptive servo-ventilation on survival and cardiovascular hospital admissions in patients with heart failure and sleep apnea: the ADVENT-HF trial. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Apr;19(4):579-587. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.790. PMID: 28371141.

  • Mery VP et al. Reduced cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Neurology. 2017 Mar 21;88(12):1120-1128. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003738. Epub 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28228566.

  • Pamidi S et al. Maternal sleep-disordered breathing and the risk of delivering small for gestational age infants: a prospective cohort study. Thorax. 2016 Aug;71(8):719-25. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-208038. PMID: 27084956.