null Sushmita Pamidi, MD

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

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 apnea • pregnancy • cardiometabolic consequences • biomarkers

Research Focus

My research focuses on the cardiometabolic consequences of sleep apnea in the general population and in pregnancy and has been involved in clinical epidemiological studies. I am also interested in the treatment implications of sleep apnea in order to improve health outcomes through randomized controlled trials.

Selected Publications

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  • Newbold, R.... & Pamidi, S. (2021). Maternal Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Pregnancy and Increased Nocturnal Glucose Levels in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Chest, 159(1), 356-365.

  • 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.

  • Pamidi S et al. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Non-Invasive 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.

  • Pamidi S et al. Eight Hours of Nightly Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Glucose Metabolism in Patients with Prediabetes. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 1;192(1):96-105. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201408-1564OC. PMID: 25897569.

  • Pamidi, S., et al. (2020). Optimal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Reduces Daytime Resting Heart Rate in Prediabetes: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9(19), e016871.