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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

© Copyright 2014 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

David W. Carley, Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor of Biobehavioral Health Science, Medicine and Bioengineering

Administrative Positions: Director, Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research

Division: Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine

Location: 845 S. Damen Ave., CON 215W (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)996-3827 (Office), 413-8461 (Lab) Fax: (312)996-7008



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1985)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA (1985-1986)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications and Presentations

  1. Radulovacki M, Pavlovic S, Saponjic J and Carley DW. Modulation of reflex and sleep related apnea by pedunculopontine tegmental and intertrigeminal neurons.  Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol. 143:293-306, 2004.
  2. Carley DW, Olopade C, Ruigt GS and Radulovacki M.  Efficacy of mirtazapine in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.  Sleep. 30:35-41, 2007.
  3. Carley DW, Olopade C, Ruigt GS and Radulovacki M.  Efficacy of mirtazapine in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.  Sleep. 30:35-41, 2007.
  4. Carley DW and Radulovacki M. Pharmacology of vagal afferent influences on disordered breathing during sleep. Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol. 164:197-203, 2008.
  5. Topchiy I, Radulovacki M, Waxman J and Carley DW.  Cardiorespiratory effects of intertrigeminal area stimulation in vagotomized rats. Brain Res. 1250:120-129, 2009.
  6. Mahmood K, Akhter N, Eldeirawi K, Önal E, Christman JW, Carley DW and Herdegen JJ. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea in a multi-ethnic sample. J. Clin. Sleep Med. 5:215-221, 2009.
  7. Prasad B, Carley DW and Herdegen JJ. Continuous positive airway pressure device-based automated detection of obstructive sleep apnea compared to standard laboratory polysomnography. Sleep Breath. 14:101-107, 2009.
  8. Waxman JA, Graupe D and Carley DW. Automated prediction of apnea and hypopnea using a LAMSTAR artificial neural network.  Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 181:727-733, 2009.
  9. Prasad B, Radulovacki M, Olopade CS, Herdegen JJ, Logan T and Carley DW. Prospective trial of efficacy and safety of ondansetron and fluoxetine in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.  Sleep. 33:982-989, 2010.
  10. Topchiy I, Waxman J, Radulovacki M and Carley DW. Functional topography of respiratory, cardiovascular and pontine-wave responses to glutamate microstimulation of the pedunculopontine tegmentum of the rat. Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol.  173:64-70, 2010.
  11. Topchiy I, Radulovacki M, Waxman J and Carley DW. Impact of the vagal feedback on cardiorespiratory coupling in anesthetized rats. Resp. Physiol. Neurobiol. 175:375-382, 2011.
  12. Kapella MC, Herdegen JJ, Perlis ML, Shaver JL, Larson JL, Law JA and Carley DW. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia co-morbid with COPD is feasible with preliminary evidence of positive sleep and fatigue effects. Int. J. COPD. 6:625-635, 2011.
  13. Prasad B, Choi YK, Weaver TE and Carley DW. Pupillometric assessment of sleepiness in narcolepsy. Front Psychiatry. 2:35, 2011.
  14. Prasad B, Carley DW, Krishnan JA, Weaver TE and Weaver FM. Effects of Positive Airway Pressure Treatment on Clinical Measures of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes. J. Clin. Sleep Med. 8(5):481-7, 2012.
  15. Prasad B, Radulovacki MG and Carley DW. Proof of concept trial of dronabinol in obstructive sleep apnea. Front Psychiatry. 4:1, 2013.