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Member, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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About Me

Clinical Interests

Pediatric sleep disorders

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Home Ventilator, Neuromuscular Disorders

My Locations

My Education

MD: Seth GS Medical College/King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital, 1997.

Residency: Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, New York, NY, 2000.

Fellowship: Pediatric Pulmonology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans LA, 2003; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2000, recertified 2007; Pediatric Pulmonology, 2004.

My Publications

Clinically Asymptomatic Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Infants with Single-Ventricle Physiology. Stamm, RW; Henry, BM; Sawnani, H; Simakajornboon, N; Rulong, G; Ollberding, NJ; Hanke, SP; Dye, TJ; Cooper, DS. (2020) Elsevier BV. 218:92-97.

Understanding adherence to noninvasive ventilation in youth with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Pascoe, JE; Sawnani, H; Hater, B; Sketch, M; Modi, AC. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2019; 54:2035-2043.

Comparison of Pulmonary Function Decline in Steroid-Treated and Steroid-Naive Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sawnani, H; Horn, PS; Wong, B; Darmahkasih, A; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Simakajornboon, N; Amin, R; et al. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 210:194-200.e2.

Sleep disordered breathing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sawnani, H. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews. 2019; 30:2-8.

Respiratory management of the patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sheehan, DW; Birnkrant, DJ; Benditt, JO; Eagle, M; Finder, JD; Kissel, J; Kravitz, RM; Sawnani, H; Shell, R; Sussman, MD; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:S62-S71.

Pulmonary Endpoints in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy A Workshop Summary. Finder, J; Mayer, OH; Sheehan, D; Sawnani, H; Abresch, RT; Benditt, J; Birnkrant, DJ; Duong, T; Henricson, E; Kinnett, K; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2017; 196:512-519.

Adherence and barriers to hyperinsufflation in children with congenital muscular dystrophy. Pascoe, JE; Sawnani, H; Mayer, OH; McConnell, K; McDonough, JM; White, C; Rutkowski, AM; Amin, RS; Modi, AC. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2017; 52:939-945.

Variable phenotype in a novel mutation in PHOX2B. Lombardo, RC; Kramer, E; Cnota, JF; Sawnani, H; Hopkin, RJ. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2017; 173:1705-1709.

Comparison of sitting and supine forced vital capacity in collagen VI-related dystrophy and laminin 2-related dystrophy. Meilleur, KG; Linton, MM; Fontana, J; Rutkowski, A; Elliott, J; Barton, M; McGraw, P; Kokkinis, A; Donkervoort, S; Leach, M; et al. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2017; 52:524-532.

Long-Term Outcome of Interdisciplinary Management of Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Receiving Daily Glucocorticoid Treatment. Wong, BL; Rybalsky, I; Shellenbarger, KC; Tian, C; McMahon, MA; Rutter, MM; Sawnani, H; Jefferies, JL. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 182:296-303.e1.