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Kathleen Sarmiento

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA
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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    San Francisco Federal Executive Board2019Federal Employee of the Year
    Federal Health IT2018Federal Health Innovations Award
    VHA Innovation Program2017Women in Innovation
    VA San Diego Healthcare System2016Be the Difference Award for Exemplary Patient Care
    VA San Diego Healthcare System2016Excellence in Leadership Award
    VA San Diego Healthcare System2015Excellence in Teamwork Award
    American Thoracic Society2015ATS Young Investigator Award
    University of California, San Diego2014Valedictorian, National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine
    VA San Diego Healthcare System2014Excellence in Teamwork Award
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine2013  - 2015Junior Faculty Research Award
    University of California, San Diego2013  - 2015Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training (CREST) K30 Program

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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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    Improving Access to Sleep Apnea Care: A Pragmatic Study of New Consultation Models
    VA I01HX002198Aug 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Implementation science for frontline healthcare professionals: people, process mapping, and problem solving. J Gen Intern Med. 2020. 20. Lu AD, Kaul B, Reichert JM, Kilbourne AM, Sarmiento KF, Whooley MA.View Publication.
    2. Implementation Strategies for Frontline Healthcare Professionals: People, Process Mapping, and Problem Solving. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep 11. Lu AD, Kaul B, Reichert J, Kilbourne AM, Sarmiento KF, Whooley MA. PMID: 32918200.
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    3. Impact of VA Sleep Stop Code Changes on Workload Capture and Role in Resource Allocation: An example from VA sleep medicine programs. Federal Practitioner. 2020; 8(37):368-374. Sarmiento KF, Boudreau EA, Smith CJ, Kaul B, Johnson N, Folmer RL.View Publication.
    4. Effects of Computer-Based Documentation Procedures on Health Care Workload Assessment and Resource Allocation: An Example From VA Sleep Medicine Programs. Fed Pract. 2020 Aug; 37(8):368-374. Sarmiento KF, Boudreau EA, Smith CJ, Kaul B, Johnson N, Folmer RL. PMID: 32908344.
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    5. Prevalence and management of sleep disorders in the Veterans Health Administration. Sleep Med Rev. 2020 Jul 20; 54:101358. Folmer RL, Smith CJ, Boudreau EA, Hickok AW, Totten AM, Kaul B, Stepnowsky CJ, Whooley MA, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 32791487.
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    6. Comparing VA and Community-Based Care: Trends in Sleep Studies Following the Veterans Choice Act. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr 02. Weaver FM, Hickok A, Prasad B, Tarlov E, Zhang Q, Taylor A, Bartle B, Gordon H, Young R, Sarmiento K, Hynes DM. PMID: 32242312.
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    7. 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. 2020 Feb 13; 43(2). 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. PMID: 31691827.
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    8. National Expansion of Sleep Telemedicine for Veterans: The TeleSleep Program. J Clin Sleep Med. 2019 09 15; 15(9):1355-1364. Sarmiento KF, Folmer RL, Stepnowsky CJ, Whooley MA, Boudreau EA, Kuna ST, Atwood CW, Smith CJ, Yarbrough WC. PMID: 31538607.
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    9. 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 02 15; 15(2):235-243. Stepnowsky C, Sarmiento KF, Bujanover S, Villa KF, Li VW, Flores NM. PMID: 30736870.
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    10. Advancing Treatment of Comorbid PTSD and OSA. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 06 15; 13(6):843-844. Goldstein LA, Colvonen PJ, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 28454602.
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    11. Utility of home sleep apnea testing in high-risk veterans. Sleep Breath. 2017 Sep; 21(3):647-655. Cairns A, Sarmiento K, Bogan R. PMID: 28243925.
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    12. 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. Orr JE, Smales C, Alexander TH, Stepnowsky C, Pillar G, Malhotra A, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 27707436.
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    13. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part I. Adult Sleep Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):549-61. 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. PMID: 27058183.
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    14. Mechanisms and implications of the link between sleep apnoea and chronic kidney disease. Respirology. 2016 May; 21(4):578-9. Hepokoski ML, Wali AR, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 27030604.
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    15. 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. Stepnowsky C, Sarmiento KF, Amdur A. PMID: 26194574.
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    16. Stimulating Progress in the Upper Airway. Sleep. 2015 Jun 01; 38(6):851-2. Orr JE, Ishman SL, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 26039962.
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    17. The state of Veterans Affairs sleep medicine programs: 2012 inventory results. Sleep Breath. 2016 Mar; 20(1):379-82. Sarmiento K, Rossettie J, Stepnowsky C, Atwood C, Calvitti A. PMID: 25924933.
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    18. Obstructive sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation: is the link real? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11; 64(19):2024-5. Malhotra A, Neilan TG, Sarmiento K. PMID: 25440098.
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    19. Accuracy of positive airway pressure device-measured apneas and hypopneas: role in treatment followup. Sleep Disord. 2013; 2013:314589. Stepnowsky C, Zamora T, Barker R, Liu L, Sarmiento K. PMID: 24062954.
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    20. Update in sleep medicine 2012. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 May 15; 187(10):1056-60. Kohli P, Sarmiento K, Malhotra A. PMID: 23675714.
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    21. 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. Schwartz EA, Hayes BD, Sarmiento KF. PMID: 18986731.
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