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Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, MD, PhD

Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, MD, PhD

 

Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Polotsky is an expert in critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine. He is a world-renowned expert in animal models of obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic complications of sleep apnea. His research interests include hypoxia, obesity, and metabolic syndrome while currently researching chemo-genetic manipulation of the innervation of upper airway musculature with a goal toward developing gene therapy of obstructive sleep apnea.

He is also a former chair of the American Thoracic Society Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly. Dr. Polotsky conducts sleep and breathing research at the Polotsky Research Lab.

Last Reviewed: July 2018