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Samuel L. Krachman, DO



Samuel L. Krachman, DO


Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Director, Sleep Disorders Center

Director, Tuberculosis Program



Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Section of Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Educational Background:


DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 1984


Residency, Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, 1987


Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 1989

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clinical Interests:


  • Sleep disorders
  • ARDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Control of respiration

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board certification(s):


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

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professional affiliations:


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists, Medical Diseases of the Chest Subsection

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research interests:


  • Sleep disorders in congestive heart failure
  • Sleep abnormalities and treatment in emphysema
  • Sleep and long-term ventilation

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25759571. Geiger-Brown J, Lindberg S, Krachman S, McEvoy CE, Criner GJ, Connett JE, Albert RK, Scharf SM, Self-reported sleep quality and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 10:(389-97)2015

24649371. Diaz-Abad M, Chatila W, Lammi MR, Swift I, D'Alonzo GE, Krachman SL, Determinants of CPAP Adherence in Hispanics with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Disord 2014:(878213)2014

21513441. Krachman SL, Chatila W, Martin UJ, Permut I, D'Alonzo GE, Gaughan JP, Sternberg AL, Ciccolella D, Criner GJ, Physiologic correlates of sleep quality in severe emphysema. COPD 8:3(182-8)2011 Jun

20572416. Permut I, Diaz-Abad M, Chatila W, Crocetti J, Gaughan JP, D'Alonzo GE, Krachman SL, Comparison of positional therapy to CPAP in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 6:3(238-43)2010 Jun 15

19776712. Panetta NL, Krachman S, Chatila WM, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its comorbidities. Panminerva Med 51:2(115-23)2009 Jun

18618242. Krachman SL, D'Alonzo GE, Permut I, Chatila W, Treatment of sleep disordered breathing in congestive heart failure. Heart Fail Rev 14:3(195-203)2009 Sep

18453368. Krachman S, Minai OA, Scharf SM, Sleep abnormalities and treatment in emphysema. Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:4(536-42)2008 May 1

17566188. Krachman SL, Nugent T, Crocetti J, D'Alonzo GE, Chatila W, Effects of oxygen therapy on left ventricular function in patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration and congestive heart failure. J Clin Sleep Med 1:3(271-6)2005 Jul 15

16304265. Krachman SL, Chatila W, Martin UJ, Nugent T, Crocetti J, Gaughan J, Criner GJ, Effects of lung volume reduction surgery on sleep quality and nocturnal gas exchange in patients with severe emphysema. Chest 128:5(3221-8)2005 Nov

16088550. Krachman SL, Criner GJ, Chatila W, Cor pulmonale and sleep-disordered breathing in patients with restrictive lung disease and neuromuscular disorders. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 24:3(297-306)2003 Jun

12602418. Krachman SL, Criner GJ, Sleep and long-term ventilation. Respir Care Clin N Am 8:4(611-29)2002 Dec

12527604. Krachman SL, Crocetti J, Berger TJ, Chatila W, Eisen HJ, D'Alonzo GE, Effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure on oxygen body stores in patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration and congestive heart failure. Chest 123:1(59-66)2003 Jan

11476028. Krachman SL, Martin U, D'Alonzo GE, Weaning from mechanical ventilation: an update. J Am Osteopath Assoc 101:7(387-90)2001 Jul

11002615. D'Alonzo GE, Krachman SL, Circadian rhythm sleep disorders. J Am Osteopath Assoc 100:8 Suppl(S15-21)2000 Aug

10593775. Krachman SL, D'Alonzo GE, Berger TJ, Eisen HJ, Comparison of oxygen therapy with nasal continuous positive airway pressure on Cheyne-Stokes respiration during sleep in congestive heart failure. Chest 116:6(1550-7)1999 Dec

10102205. Mansilla AV, Ball D, Putman SG, Cohen GS, Krachman S, Black M, Massive hemoptysis secondary to bronchial collaterals: treatment with use of TIPS and embolization. J Vasc Interv Radiol 10:3(372-4)1999 Mar

9554224. Krachman S, Criner GJ, Hypoventilation syndromes. Clin Chest Med 19:1(139-55)1998 Mar

9315793. Krachman SL, Quaranta AJ, Berger TJ, Criner GJ, Effects of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation on gas exchange and sleep in COPD patients. Chest 112:3(623-8)1997 Sep

9041998. Quaranta AJ, D'Alonzo GE, Krachman SL, Cheyne-Stokes respiration during sleep in congestive heart failure. Chest 111:2(467-73)1997 Feb

7642405. Kaluza CL, Krachman SL, D'Alonzo GE, Obstructive sleep apnea: a multisystemic disorder. J Am Osteopath Assoc 95:7(420-6)1995 Jul

7781373. Krachman SL, D'Alonzo GE, Criner GJ, Sleep in the intensive care unit. Chest 107:6(1713-20)1995 Jun

8349482. D'Alonzo GE, Krachman SL, Diagnosis and management of asthma: a brief review of two asthma expert panel reports. J Am Osteopath Assoc 93:6(679-84, 689-700)1993 Jun