Department of Medicine
Amy Guralnick is a pulmonologist whose clinical focus is caring for patients with sleep disorders and those 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 interprets polysomnograms. In addition, she 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. Her findings have been published in Thorax, Neurological Research, Muscle & Nerve, and the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Guralnick received her MD from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Lutheran General Hospital, where she was chief resident. She completed fellowships in sleep medicine at the University of Chicago and in pulmonary and critical care medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.