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Christine Won, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Medical Director, Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine; Director, Women's Sleep Health Program

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Christine Won, MD, MSc

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

    PO Box 208057

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8057

    United States

Christine Won
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Appointments

Biography

Dr. Won is the Director of the Women's Sleep Health program. She is a Board Certified sleep specialist who is also trained and certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. Her areas of clinical and research interests include complex sleep related breathing disorders, and sex-differences in sleep disordered breathing and hypersomnias.

Dr. Won is the Director of the Yale Sleep Laboratory. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program. She is Chair of the Sleep-disordered breathing section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, member of the national VA Sleep Network, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Sleep Society. Dr. Won received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Sleep, Pulmonary and Critical Care, and undergraduate training at Stanford University.

Education & Training

  • MSc
    Stanford University, Epidemiology (2006)
  • MD
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2000)
  • BA
    Stanford University, Human Biology (1996)
  • Fellow
    Stanford University Medical Center
  • Chief Fellow
    Stanford University
  • Fellow
    Stanford Medical Center
  • Resident
    Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2003, recertified: 2013)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease (2006, recertified: 2019)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2007, recertified: 2019)

Activities

  • “Post-operative Central Sleep Apnea: To Treat or Not to Treat?”
    Orlando, United States 2019
  • “Sleep and Diversity: Sleep Health in the Underserved Population and Minorities”
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • Central Sleep Apneas Syndromes”, and “Sleep-related Hypoventilation Syndromes
    Indianapolis, United States 2019
  • Sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy”
    San Antonio, United States 2019
  • Sex Differences in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Phenotypes, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis”
    Dallas, United States 2019
  • Prevalence of REM related OSA in Women with mild or no OSA”
    San Antonio, United States 2019
  • Assessing Communication Between Physicians and Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Associated with Treated Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Insights From an Ethnographic Study of In-Office Visits”
    Dallas, United States 2019
  • :” “Sleep Breathing Disorders in Women”
    Seoul, South Korea 2018
  • “Sleep disorders in the critically ill patient”
    Seoul, South Korea 2018
  • “Management and Leadership in Sleep Medicine”
    Baltimore, United States 2018
  • “Sleep and Testosterone”
    Toronto, Canada 2017
  • “Sleep and Hormones”
    Boston, United States 2017
  • Managing Sleep and Circadian Disruption and Improving Cancer Outcomes”
    Los Angeles, United States 2016
  • “Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Chronic Respiratory Failure”
    Montreal, Canada 2015
  • “Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular Disease”
    Seattle, United States 2015
  • “Medical Emergencies in the Sleep Lab”
    Seoul, South Korea 2015
  • “Comorbid Sleep Disordered Breathing and PTSD”
    Seoul, South Korea 2015
  • Impact of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Driving”
    New York, United States 2015
  • “Obesity-Hypoventilation: An Emerging Outpatient and Inpatient Epidemic”
    Palo Alto, United States 2015
  • “Sleep Breathing Disorders in Women”
    Cleveland, United States 2015
  • Fatigue Management: from Circadian Disorders to Sleep Disordered Breathing”
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • Optimizing treatment for SDB”
    New York, United States 2014
  • “Obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD: What is the Link?”
    New York, United States 2014
  • The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) Study: Design, Rationale and Methods”
    Minneapolis, United States 2014
  • The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) Study: Design, Rationale and Methods”
    Minneapolis, United States 2014
  • “Obstructive Lung Disease: To Lump or Split”
    Chicago, United States 2013
  • Changing Landscape of Care for Sleep Disordered Breathing”
    Baltimore, United States 2013
  • Female gender predicts longer time to diagnosis of narcolepsy
    San Francisco, United States 2012
  • “Sleep disordered breathing infers greater risk for pulmonary hypertension in interstitial lung disease”
    San Francisco, United States 2012
  • Sleep Disturbances in PTSD”
    Minneapolis, United States 2011
  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Hypertension”
    Oakland, United States 2010
  • State of the Art Advances in Sleep Medicine”
    San Francisco, United States 2009
  • “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Pulmonary Hypertension”
    San Francisco, United States 2009
  • Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Detects Improvement Of Subclinical Microvascular Dysfunction With Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study”
    New Orleans, United States 2008
  • Severity of Sleep Apnea is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease”
    New Orleans, United States 2008
  • Duration of Hypoxia During Sleep is Associated with Increased Pulmonary Artery Systolic Pressure and Mortality”
    Chicago, United States 2008
  • “Epidemiologic Bangkok (Thailand) study: Gender Differences in Sleep Disordered Breathing”
    Baltimore, United States 2008
  • Epidemiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Bangkok, Thailand”
    Minneapolis, United States 2008
  • Women and Sleep Disordered Breathing”
    Minneapolis, United States 2007
  • Gender and Ethnicity Do Not Predict Effective Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Minneapolis, United States 2007
  • Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Pulmonary Artery Hypertension”
    San Francisco, United States 2007
  • Gender Differences in Sleep Disturbance Patterns and Sleep Architecture in Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
    San Francisco, United States 2007
  • “Do Gender Differences Exist in Pre-pubertal and Adolescent Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
    Minneapolis, United States 2007
  • The Effect of Flexible Bronchoscopy on End-Expiratory Lung Volumes in Intubated Patients on Mechanical Ventilation”
    Orlando, United States 2003
  • Sleep Medications and the FDA Labeling Rule”
    Los Angeles, United States 0001

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep MedicineBoard of Directors2019 - 2020
O Magazine: How to Sleep Like a Baby at Any AgeFeatured Expert and Consultant2019
The CurbsidersSleep at Chest2019
North Haven Medical Center Operations Committee, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2019 - Present
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine, Orlando, FLprogram committee chair2019 - Present
Yale Sleep Symposium: Sleep and the Heart, New Haven, CTCo-Director2019 - Present
American College of Chest PhysiciansSleep Network Steering Committee2018 - 2020
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep MedicineSASM meeting 20192018 - 2019
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep MedicineChair of Program Committee2018 - 2019
Casebook on Complicated Sleep Breathing Disorders, Springer PublishingEditor2018
SLEEP national meeting, TRENDS course, Baltimore, MDChair2018
ATS thematic poster facilitator, San Diego, CASleep and Respiratory Biology Network2018
O Magazine: Sleep and Sex HormonesFeatured Expert and Consultant2018
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep MedicineBoard of Directors2017 - 2019
American Thoracic SocietyProgram Committee2017 - 2018
ATS international meeting, Washington, D.C., Sleep and Respiratory Biology NetworkCommittee Member2017
Yale Sleep Symposium: Sleep in the Acute Setting, New Haven, CTCourse Syllabus Designer and Speaker2017
SLEEP national meeting, Boston MA, Invited Lecture SeriesYear in Review2017
SLEEP national meeting, Boston MA, Sleep Medicine Year in ReviewChair2017
Editorial Board, Sleep Science and MedicineEditor2016 - 2019
Society of Anesthesia and Sleep MedicineSleep Medicine Clinical Practice Committee2016 - 2019
American Academy of Sleep MedicineAPSS Program Committee2016 - 2019
American Academy of Sleep MedicineNominating Committee2016 - 2018
World Association of Sleep MedicineNominating Committee2016 - 2017
CHEST national meeting, American College of Chest Physicians, Sleep Disordered Breathing research presentationSDB Research presentation2016
Scientific American: The Hidden Risks of Poor Sleep in WomenFeatured Expert and Consultant2016
APSSProgram Committee2015 - 2019
WASM international meeting, Symposium: Sleep Disturbances in PTSD/TBIChair2015
, SLEEP national meeting, Clinical Workshop: Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Neuromuscular DiseaseChair2015
Inaugural Yale Sleep Symposium, New Haven, CTDirector2015
CHEST Physicians: Prevalence of sleep apnea in women: It matters how you slice and dice itFeatured Expert and Consultant2015
Section Editor, Sleep and Other Medical Disorders. Principles and Practices of Sleep Medicine, 6th edition, eds. M. Kryger, T. Roth, W. Dement. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PAEditor2014 - 2019
National Sleep FoundationScientific Advisory Council Subcommittee: Sleep Disordered Breathing2014 - 2019
Editorial Board, Journal of Sleep Medicine and DisordersEditor2014 - 2016
CHEST Physicians: An implantable tongue stimulator for select patients who can’t tolerate PAPFeatured Expert and Consultant2014
NY Times: For Sleep Apnea Patients, a Possible Alternative to MasksFeatured Expert and Consultant2014
Conference Committee, Section of PCCSM, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2014 - Present
VA National Sleep NetworkSteering Committee2013 - 2019
VA Sleep NetworkCommittee Member2013 - 2019
American College of Chest PhysiciansWomen's Health Network Steering Committee2013 - 2017
Editorial Board, JSM Clinical Case ReportsEditor2013 - 2016
American Academy of Sleep MedicineSleep Disordered Breathing Section Committee2013 - 2015
American Academy of Sleep MedicineMembership Selections Committee2013 - 2014
CHEST national meeting, American College of Chest Physicians, Sleep Disordered Breathing research presentationModerator2013
Wall Street Journal: A Test for Sleep Apnea From Your Own BedroomFeatured Expert and Consultant2013
Clinical Competency Committee, Section of PCCSM, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2013 - Present
Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Intern Selection Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2012 - 2013
Yale UniversityResearch Advisory Committee2011 - 2014
American Academy of Sleep MedicinePAP Adherence Education Task Force2011 - 2012
World Association of Sleep MedicinePublication Committee2011 - 2012
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Curriculum Committee, Yale UniversityCommittee Member2011
SLEEP national meeting, Clinical Workshop: PTSD and SleepChair2011
American Academy of Sleep MedicineEducation Committee2010 - 2013
Connecticut Sleep SocietyBoard of Directors2010 - 2013
Connecticut Sleep SocietyLegislative Committee2010 - 2013
Seattle Times: Down economy may be causing more to stay up nightsFeatured Expert and Consultant2009
Columbia Tribune: Don't count sheep - get helpFeatured Expert and Consultant2009
CBS5 News: Why do we count sheep to help us sleep?Featured Expert and Consultant2008
Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Chest, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Journal of Nursing & Care, European Journal of Neurology, RespirologyReviewer2006 - 2019

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