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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

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photo Patrick J. Strollo Jr., MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs, Department of Medicine

Vice President Medical Service Line, VA Pittsburgh Health System

Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science


Phone: 412-802-8594

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-8594
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Dana Wargo
Phone: 412-360-6146
Administrative Assistant:
Amy Wesolowski
Phone: 412-802-8594
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Chemistry, Washington College, 1976
MS, Biomedical Sciences, Wagner College, 1977
MD, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 1981
Internal Medicine Internship, Wright Patterson Medical Center, 1982
Internal Medicine Residency, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, 1984
Pulmonary Fellowship, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, 1987
Research Interest
Dr. Strollo's projects have examined the utility of portable monitoring for the diagnosis of sleep apnea, novel treatment of sleep apnea and the impact of sleep apnea on cardiovascular risk.
Clinical Interest
Dr Strollo’s clinical work focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and long term management of Sleep Apnea and Respiratory Care of patients with neuromuscular disease.
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Selected Publications:
Strollo, PJ Jr, Soose, RJ, Maurer, JT, de Vries, N, Cornelius, J, Froymovich, O, Hanson, RD, Padhya, TA, Steward, DL, Gillespie, MB, Woodson, BT, Van de Heyning, PH, Goetting, MG, Vanderveken, OM, Feldman, N, Knaack, L, Strohl, KP. Upper-airway stimulation for obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med. 2014; Jan 9;370(2): 139-49.
Luyster, FS, Kip, KE, Aiyer, AN, Reis, SE, Strollo, PJ Jr. Relation of obstructive sleep apnea to coronary artery calcium in non-obese versus obese men and women aged 45-75 years. Am J Cardiol. 2014; Dec 1;114(11): 1690-4.
Luyster, FS, Strollo, PJ Jr, Zee, PC, Walsh, JK. Sleep: a health imperative. Sleep. 2012; Jun 1;35(6): 727-34.
Luyster, FS, Teodorescu, M, Bleecker, E, Busse, W, Calhoun, W, Castro, M, Chung, KF, Erzurum, S, Israel, E, Strollo, PJ, Wenzel, SE. Sleep quality and asthma control and quality of life in non-severe and severe asthma. Sleep Breath. 2012; Dec;16(4): 1129-37.
Oktay, B, Rice, TB, Atwood, CW Jr, Passero, M Jr, Gupta, N, Givelber, R, Drumheller, OJ, Houck, P, Gordon, N, Strollo, PJ Jr. Evaluation of a single-channel portable monitor for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011; Aug 15;7(4): 384-90.
Luyster, FS, Buysse, DJ, Strollo, PJ Jr. Comorbid insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea: challenges for clinical practice and research. J Clin Sleep Med. 2010; Apr 15;6(2): 196-204.
Tucker, AM, Vogel, RA, Lincoln, AE, Dunn, RE, Ahrensfield, DC, Allen, TW, Castle, LW, Heyer, RA, Pellman, EJ, Strollo, PJ Jr, Wilson, PW, Yates, AP. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among National Football League players. JAMA. 2009; May 27;301(20): 2111-9.
Epstein, LI, Kristo, D, Strollo, PJ Jr, Friedman, N, Malhotra, A, Patil, SP, Ramar, K, Rogers R, Schwab, RJ, Weaver, EM, Weinstein, MD. Clinical guideline for the evaluation, management and long-term care of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009; June 15;5(3): 263-76.
Ballard, RD, Gay, PC, Strollo, PJ. Interventions to improve compliance in sleep apnea patients previously non-compliant with continuous positive airway pressure. J Clin Sleep Med. 2007; Dec 15;3(7): 706-12.
Strollo, PJ, Rogers, RM. Obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med. 1996; Jan 11;334(2): 99-104.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Myocardial Infarction and Mechanisms of Impaired Sleep and Breathing
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL132877
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2021
Title: Network Management Core (NEMO) for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative (PTC)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: U01 HL128954
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Pragmatic Trial of Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Hypertensive Patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: UH2 HL125103
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: The Effect of CPAP Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R01 DK096028
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
The Air Force Achievement Medal, 1985
The Meritorious Service Medal, 1993
Best Doctors in America, 2001-present
Castle Connolly's Top Doctor’s (Pulmonary), 2007-present
Excellence in Education Award, 2015