Amy D. Atkeson, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Bio

Dr. Atkeson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in the specialties of internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. An Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and former Chief Medical Resident at Columbia University, she has focused her clinical and research interests on vascular disorders and quality of life measures in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, and on assessing efficacy of non-invasive ventilation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She has presented her research at numerous international research symposia, and has published research data, review articles and book chapters in numerous prestigious medical journals and textbooks.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
Yale University, MS 1995
Medical School:
Yale University School of Medicine, 2000
Internship:
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Residency:
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2000-2003
Chief Residency:
Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2003-2004
Fellowship(s):
Sleep Medicine Fellowship/Research Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, 2007-2008
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, 2004-2007

Honors and Awards

2000 Alpha Omega Alpha, inducted

Clinical

For appointments: 

Cardiopulmonary Sleep & Ventilatory Disorders Center
630 W. 168th Street
PH-8 Center
New York, NY 10032
P: (212) 305-7591
F: (212) 342-4784

Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Apnea
  • ALS

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Diplomate, 2003
  • Pulmonary Disease, Diplomate, 2007
  • Critical Care Medicine, Diplomate,2008
  • Sleep Medicine, Diplomate, 2009

Research

Contact Information: 

Lab Telephone: (212) 305-7591

Research Interest

  • Vascular disorders and quality of life measures in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Assessing efficacy of non-invasive ventilation in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Selected Fundings

  • Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
  • Will Rogers Institute of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

Selected Publications

  1. Patient-ventilator asynchrony with nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in ALS. Atkeson AD, RoyChoudhury A, Harrington-Moroney G, Shah B, Mitsumoto H, Basner RC. Neurology. 2011 Aug 9;77(6):549-55.
  2. Endothelial function in obstructive sleep apnea. Atkeson A, Yeh SY, Malhotra A, Jelic S. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Mar-Apr;51(5):351-62.
  3. Mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnea. Atkeson A, Jelic S. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008;4(6):1327-35.
  4. Atkeson, A., and R.C. Basner. Quality of life in sleep apnea. In:J.C. Verster, S.R. Pandi-Perumal, D.L. Streiner (eds), Sleep and Quality of Life in Medical Illness: pp. 79-91, Humana Press, USA 2008.

*Please see CV for complete list of publications