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Aneesa M. Das, MD


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473 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4925

Email: das.69@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor-Clinical, Pulmonary, Crit Care, & Sleep

Physician, FGP-Pulm, Crit Care, & Sleep

 

Academic Advising

I precept 2-3 sleep fellows annually in weekly clinic as well as at the sleep lab ensuring their core competency and mentoring them on career development.

I have served as a research advisor for several fellows throughout the past years helping them to prepare, submit and revise manuscripts.

I have served as a advisor for national involvement for both pulmonary and sleep medicine fellows. I have successfully taught them how to create and submit a curriculum based on a gap analysis to international meetings.

I am the director of the sleep medicine journal club and advise, students, residents and fellows to critically review the literature.

Biographical

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. I am the Assistant Director of the Sleep Medicine Program at the Ohio State University (OSU) and Director of the Home Sleep Testing Program at OSU. After graduating from the University of Michigan with honors with a degree in chemical engineering, I pursued my doctorate of medicine at the University of Virginia and subsequent training in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Teaching and Mentoring

I have established a national reputation and have been invited to give numerous national and international educational talks and to be faculty at international post graduate courses. I served on the Sleep Network Steering Committee of the American Academy of Chest Physicians (ACCP) which is one of the premier international societies for pulmonologists, sleep specialists. The Sleep Network Steering Committee is responsible for developing and scoring all of the submitted sleep medicine sessions that are presented at the annual international meeting. In 2014, I was elected to a 6 year leadership within the ACCP. This role includes 2 years as Vice Chair, 2 years of Chair, and 2 years of Chair Ex-Officio of the Sleep Network Steering Committee.

I have been proactive in sleep medicine education at all levels. I teach numerous continuing medical education courses for physician faculty as well as other health professionals. I have been invited to develop educational programming by societies for physicians, dentists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners and sleep technologists reaching participants throughout the Midwest. I am integral on the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Education Committee and teach a significant proportion of the didactics to the sleep fellows. I regularly precept medical students in my clinic. I have created an innovative program where I go to the undergraduate residence halls and educate undergraduates at OSU the importance of adequate sleep for their education and tips on how to optimize their sleep. Finally, I have given lectures to patient support groups on the importance of adequate sleep and comorbid disease as well as given numerous interviews which reached national exposure including media outlets such as Dateline, MSN.com, Huffington Post and MSNBC.

Scholarship

In late 2008, I joined the faculty and pursued a research and clinical interest in sleep disordered breathing in the context of weight loss surgery. This has led to funding, international presentations, and national awareness. I have published sixteen scholarly works including one edited book, five book chapters, three review articles, five peer-reviewed journal articles, and two editor-reviewed articles, while on faculty at OSU (maiden name = Amar )

I was invited to contribute to nationally funded educational products. I was a contributor and section editor to two separate editions of "ICU Recall." The "Recall" series of books are popular educational tools used by medical students nationally when in various clinical rotations. I was also invited to be one of the contributing authors to "SEEK" which is one of the primary board review tools used by pulmonologists and sleep specialists to prepare for their specialty boards. This board review series is analogous to MKSAP for internal medicine or ABSITE for general surgery.

Service

In addition to my national leadership role within the ACCP, I contributed to the medical center more locally. I am the current Assistant Director of The OSU Sleep Medicine Program. I was co-responsible for directing an effort to achieve American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation for our entire sleep program at OSU which we successfully renewed in 2013.

I am the Director of the Home Sleep Testing Program at OSU which I started in 2012. We have grown from averaging 4 home sleep tests per week in 2010 to scheduling 24 home sleep tests per week in 2015. This program is a lucrative clinical program for the medical center.

I have worked with the Department of Anesthesiology to develop the guidelines for perioperative care of patients at risk for sleep disordered breathing. In doing so, we have incorporated home sleep testing to quickly identify those at higher perioperative risk requiring additional care. Additionally, I was on a taskforce working with the Department of Respiratory Therapy to create protocols for the use of perioperative auto-titrating CPAP for patients in need.

Academic Advising

2008 - present Sleep Medicine, The Ohio State University. Provide routine mentorship and advising to 2-3 sleep fellows annually on career development
2010 - 2011 Imran Iftikar, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2011. Meta-analysis: continuous positive airway pressure improves insulin resistance in patients with sleep apnea without diabetes
2010 - 2011 Afaq, Touseef, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2011. Projects: An unusual caue of insomnia, Cognitive Decline in an Elderly Patient
2012 - 2013 Teferra, Rahel, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013. Project:Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Bariatric Surgery Patients
 

Licenses

2005 - present Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine
2006 - present Diplomat: American Board of Sleep Medicine
2008 - present Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support: The Ohio State University
2009 - present Diplomat: Sleep Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
2009 - present Ohio Medical License: State Medical Board of Ohio
2003 - 2010 North Carolina State Medical License: North Carolina Medical Board
2006 - 2010 Georgia State Medical License: Georgia Medical Board
2003 - 2013 Diplomat: American Board of Internal Medicine
 

Chapters in Books

Pulmonary oedema.

Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation

Ventilation Basics

Arterial Blood Gases

Adipokines and Sleep Disorders

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ACCP-SEEK Sleep Medicine

 

Degrees

1995 B.Eng., University of Michigan

2000 M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

Edited Books

ICU Recall

ICU Recall

CHEST-SEEK (Self-Education and evaluation of Knowledge) Sleep Medicine 4th Edition

 

Editorial Activities

2010 - present Vascular Health and Risk Management
2010 - present Hypertension Research
2011 - present American Thoracic Society Sleep Fragments
2012 - 2013 Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
2013 - present Chest
2014 - present Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
2014 - present Postgraduate Medical Journal
2016 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
 

Honors

present Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service 2014. Ohio State University.
 

Journal Articles

 

Reference Works

January 1996 Showalter, H.D., Amar, A.M., Lu, G.H., et al.."Synthesis and SAR for a Series of 4-Substituted 1H-pyrimido(4,5-b) and 5H-pyrimido(5,4-b)indoles as EGF Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors." . : A2899
January 1996 Kraker, A.J., Amar, A.M., Showalter, H.D., et al.."Effects of C-Src Specific Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors on Cellular Phosphorylation, Signaling, and Proliferation" . : A2894
January 1997 Kraker, A.J., Amar, A.M., Hamby, J., et al.."Cytotoxicity and Phosphotyrosine Effects of C-Src Kinase Inhibition by Substituted Pyridopyrimidine Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in Human Colon Carcinoma Cell Lines" . : A4247
May 1998 Amar, A.M., Tomlinson, G., Green, D.M., Breslow, N.E., de Alarcon, P.E.."The Clinical Presentation of Rhabdoid Tumors of the Kidney" .
January 2005 Das, A.M., Paradowski, L.."C-Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody Vasculitis in a Patient with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension on Prostacyclin and Bosentan" . : 459S-460S
April 2006 Das, A.M., Sood, N., Hodgin, K., Chang, L., Carson, S.S.."Validation of Risk Factors for Early Complication of Gastrointestional Hemorrhage" .
September 2011 Afaq, T., Das, AM."Cognitive Decline in an Elderly Patient" .
September 2011 Afaq, T., Das, AM."Cognitive Decline in an Elderly Patient" .
April 2012 Iftikhar I., Khan, M., Das, A., Magalang, U., Durkin, M.."“Meta-Analysis: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Improves Insulin Resistance in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”" . : 2012:A2162
June 2013 Mindel J, Ajaz F, Teferra R, Afaq T, Iftikhar I, Khan M, Das A, Bhatt N, Magalang UJ."OSUNet: An Artificial Neural Network Sleep Apnea Prediction Tool for In-Home and In-lab Polysomnography." . : A418-419
June 2013 Ajaz F, Mindel J, Onadeko O, Aliling J, Khan M, Das A, Bhatt N, Magalang UJ."Relationship Between Hours of CPAP Use and Daytime Function Beyond Three Months." . : poster 381
May 2014 1.Magalang UJ, Das A, Sherwani S, Needleman B , Mikami M , Teodorescu M, SuzoA , Scherer P, Eubank T, Parinandi N.."Increased Fibrosis In The Visceral Adipose Tissue Of Female Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus And Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea" . : 269

Presentations

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

When to Treat Mild Sleep Apnea

OSA in Asia

 

Professional Activities

present Expert in field, interviewed by Huffington Post (via Thrillist).
2016 - present Expert in field, interviewed live on Good Day Columbus WSYX-TV.
2016 - present Expert in field, interviewed live on Good Day Columbus WSYX-TV.
2009 - 2010 Expert Witness for High Profile Murder Trial.
2010 Expert in field, interviewed by WCMH-TV 4.
2010 Expert in field, interviewed by WCMH-TV 4.
2010 Expert in field, interviewed by WCMH-TV 4.
2010 Expert in field, interviewed by WCMH-TV 4.
2010 Expert in field, interviewed by The Ohio State University OneSource.
2012 Expert in field, interviewed by Desert News.
2012 Expert in field, interviewed Columbus Dispatch.
2012 Expert in field, interviewed by Columbus Dispatch.
2013 Expert in field, interviewed by Healthy Women Magazine.
2009 - 2014 Expert witness for the prosecution aired on Dateline NBC, MSNBC.com.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by Good Day Columbus, WSYX-TV.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by Columbus Dispatch.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by KDRV-TV Online.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by Huffington Post.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by WSYX-TV 6.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by MSN.Com.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by KSBW-TV Online, KOAT-TV Online.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by ScienceDaily.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by WBNS-TV 10.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by KHQ-TV online, KULR-TV Online, HCPLive.
2014 Expert in field, interviewed by.
2015 Expert in field, interviewed by The Sandusky Register.