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Kathleen F. Sarmiento, MD

Kathleen F. Sarmiento, MD
Associate Professor
University of California at San Francisco
Presentation: VA’S TELESLEEP PROGRAM: REDUCING DISPARITIES IN RURAL SLEEP CARE
Thursday, March 14
at
11:40 am

Kathleen (Katie) F. Sarmiento, MD is boarded in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. She completed medical school and her master in public health at Tulane University, and her residency and both Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowships at the University of Maryland. She has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland, University of California San Diego, and now is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She is the Director of Sleep Medicine at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and is a national lead for the VA Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Program Office. Dr. Sarmiento has led several initiatives within VA focused on building infrastructure for VA Sleep programs, including national approvals for remote monitoring of positive airway pressure devices, national stop code changes to improve tracking the type of sleep services provided in sleep programs, development of sleep event capture systems and associated productivity measures for respiratory therapists and sleep technologists, and modernization of technologies used in VA Sleep. She is the national lead on an Office of Rural Health $24m grant to expand sleep telemedicine enterprise-wide, and has gained recognition as an innovator and thought leader within VA related to improving health care delivery, reducing cost, sharing resources, and improving operational efficiency.

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