Department of Medicine
Sushmita Pamidi currently performs research on the effective treatment of sleep apnea in prediabetes to reduce cardiometabolic risk. The research consists of a randomized placebo-controlled trial with parallel groups. She coordinates the study from subject recruitment to data and polysomnography analysis. Another research project concerns the adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and the effects of race, physician referral, and socioeconomic status. While at the University of Western Ontario, Pamidi studied the effect of CPAP on drug metabolism in patients with sleep apnea as well as the determinants of arousals from sleep in mechanically ventilated patients.
She is certified in pulmonary medicine and internal medicine as an independent practice physician and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
She holds an MD (with honors, 2004) from the University of Toronto and a BSc (2000) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She received several academic scholarships while attending university.
Pamidi joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.