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Kathleen Sarmiento

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone410-818-9643
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San Diego, CA2014National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD2009Sleep Medicine
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD2008Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD2005Internal Medicine
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LAMD, MPH2002Allopathic Medicine

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    Kathleen Sarmiento is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Sleep Program at the VA San Francisco Health Care System, VISN 21 Specialty Care Sleep Clinical Resource Hub Director, and National Lead for VHA TeleSleep. Her research focuses on improving access to sleep care for both rural and urban Veterans by leveraging telehealth and hub-spoke partnerships, and by de-implementing low-value visits. Her current grant will assess the value of home sleep apnea testing in a broad range of comorbidities and pre-test risk for OSA, as well as study the impact of an initial consultation before sleep testing on adherence to therapy, patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes. Through the national implementation of VA’s TeleSleep Program, a variety of synchronous and asynchronous modalities to improve access, quality, and timeliness of care are evaluated. Dr. Sarmiento is also engaged in clinical research evaluating web-based care for sleep apnea, hospital to home transitions and the benefit of non-invasive ventilation on morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic respiratory failure, and remote monitoring of patients with ALS using telehealth. She is an innovator and early adopter of technology, seeking to incorporate AI and machine learning into care delivery models to improve practice efficiency and patient outcomes.

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    1. Malhotra A, Shapiro C, Pepin JL, Hedner J, Ahmed M, Foldvary-Schaefer N, Strollo PJ, Mayer G, Sarmiento K, Baladi M, Chandler P, Lee L, Schwab R. Long-term study of the safety and maintenance of efficacy of solriamfetol (JZP-110) in the treatment of excessive sleepiness in participants with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep. 2019 Nov 06. PMID: 31691827.
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    2. Sarmiento KF, Folmer RL, Stepnowsky CJ, Whooley MA, Boudreau EA, Kuna ST, Atwood CW, Smith CJ, Yarbrough WC. National Expansion of Sleep Telemedicine for Veterans: The TeleSleep Program. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Sep 15; 15(9):1355-1364. PMID: 31538607.
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    3. Sarmiento KF, Folmer RL, Stepnowsky CJ, Whooley MA, Boudreau EA, Kuna ST, Atwood CW, Smith CJ, Yarbrough WC. National Expansion of Sleep Telemedicine for Veterans: The TeleSleep Program. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Aug 20. PMID: 31482815.
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    4. Stepnowsky C, Sarmiento KF, Bujanover S, Villa KF, Li VW, Flores NM. Comorbidities, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Work Productivity Among People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Excessive Sleepiness: Findings From the 2016 US National Health and Wellness Survey. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 Feb 15; 15(2):235-243. PMID: 30736870.
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    5. Goldstein LA, Colvonen PJ, Sarmiento KF. Advancing Treatment of Comorbid PTSD and OSA. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 06 15; 13(6):843-844. PMID: 28454602.
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    6. Cairns A, Sarmiento K, Bogan R. Utility of home sleep apnea testing in high-risk veterans. Sleep Breath. 2017 Sep; 21(3):647-655. PMID: 28243925.
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    7. Orr JE, Smales C, Alexander TH, Stepnowsky C, Pillar G, Malhotra A, Sarmiento KF. Treatment of OSA with CPAP Is Associated with Improvement in PTSD Symptoms among Veterans. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 01 15; 13(1):57-63. PMID: 27707436.
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    8. Balachandran JS, Thomson CC, Sumter DB, Shelgikar AV, Lachapelle P, Pamidi S, Fall M, Lal C, Baba RY, Shah N, Fields BG, Sarmiento K, Butler MP, Shea SA, Baptiste JV, Sharkey KM, Wang T. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part I. Adult Sleep Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):549-61. PMID: 27058183.
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    9. Hepokoski ML, Wali AR, Sarmiento KF. Mechanisms and implications of the link between sleep apnoea and chronic kidney disease. Respirology. 2016 May; 21(4):578-9. PMID: 27030604.
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    10. Stepnowsky C, Sarmiento KF, Amdur A. Weaving the Internet of Sleep: The Future of Patient-Centric Collaborative Sleep Health Management Using Web-Based Platforms. Sleep. 2015 Aug 01; 38(8):1157-8. PMID: 26194574.
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    11. Orr JE, Ishman SL, Sarmiento KF. Stimulating Progress in the Upper Airway. Sleep. 2015 Jun 01; 38(6):851-2. PMID: 26039962.
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    12. Sarmiento K, Rossettie J, Stepnowsky C, Atwood C, Calvitti A. The state of Veterans Affairs sleep medicine programs: 2012 inventory results. Sleep Breath. 2016 Mar; 20(1):379-82. PMID: 25924933.
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    13. Malhotra A, Neilan TG, Sarmiento K. Obstructive sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation: is the link real? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11; 64(19):2024-5. PMID: 25440098.
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    14. Stepnowsky C, Zamora T, Barker R, Liu L, Sarmiento K. Accuracy of positive airway pressure device-measured apneas and hypopneas: role in treatment followup. Sleep Disord. 2013; 2013:314589. PMID: 24062954.
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    15. Kohli P, Sarmiento K, Malhotra A. Update in sleep medicine 2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 15; 187(10):1056-60. PMID: 23675714.
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    16. Schwartz EA, Hayes BD, Sarmiento KF. Development of hepatic failure despite use of intravenous acetylcysteine after a massive ingestion of acetaminophen and diphenhydramine. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Sep; 54(3):421-3. PMID: 18986731.
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