null Marta Kaminska, B.Sc., MD, M.Sc.

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



sleep-disordered breathing • fatigue • cognition • neurological disorders • noninvasive ventilation

Research Focus

My research program involves clinical studies focused on sleep-disordered breathing with a focus on neurological disorders. I am studying obstructive sleep apnea in Parkinson’s disease – its effects on cognitive function and other symptoms, mechanistic features and therapeutic options. Methodology includes observational and interventional studies. I also study long-term non‑invasive ventilation (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; neuromuscular) and ancillary respiratory care of patients with neuromuscular disorders, including diagnostic modalities.

Selected Publications

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

  • Shorofsky M, Bourbeau J, Kimoff J, Jen R, Malhotra A, Ayas N, Tan WC, Aaron SD, Sin DD, Road J, Chapman KR, O’Donnell DE, Maltais F, Hernandez P, Walker BL, Marciniuk D, Kaminska M, for the Canadian Respiratory Research Network and the CanCOLD Collaborative Research group. Impaired Sleep Quality in COPD is Associated with Exacerbations: The CanCOLD cohort study. Chest 2019 Nov;156(5):852-863. doi: Epub 2019 May 28.

  • Meng L, Benedetti A, Lafontaine A-L, Mery VP, Robinson AR, Kimoff J, Gros P, Kaminska M. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, CPAP Therapy and Parkinson's Disease Motor Function: A Longitudinal Study. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2020 Jan;70:45-50. Epub 2019 Dec 2 doi:

  • Lajoie AC, Lafontaine AL, Robinson A, Crane J, Létourneau M, Benedetti A, Leonard G, Kimoff RJ, Kaminska M. Cognition and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Parkinson’s Disease, Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (COPE-PAP trial): Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Clinical Trials. Vol 8, No 1 (2021). doi: Online ahead of print.

  • Westenberg JN, Petrof B, Noel F, Zielinski D, Constantin E, Oskoui M, Kaminska M. Validation of home portable monitoring for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing in adolescents and adults with neuromuscular disorders. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2021 Mar 19. doi: Online ahead of print.