David Alexander Schulman, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Emory University Department of Medicine

Office: Whitehead 205 (administrative office only)

Phone: 404-712-8286 (administrative office only)

Fax: 404-712-8145 (administrative office only)

Email: daschul@emory.edu


Dr. David Schulman is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins, followed by Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester.  During his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University, he obtained additional training in Sleep Medicine and performed research in sleep epidemiology using data from the Framingham Heart Study. He moved to Atlanta to join the Emory faculty in 2001 as a clinician educator. From 2001 to 2016, he served as medical director of the Emory Sleep Laboratory; while his clinical practice initially incorporated components of both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, his current clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders as part of the Emory Sleep Center.

From the beginning of his career, Dr. Schulman has taken an active role in the training of pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows, having taken over the role of Training Program Director in 2006.  Dr. Schulman is currently a Professor of Medicine, and serves as Associate Division Director for Education.  He directs the undergraduate medical curricula in both evidence-based medicine and pulmonary disease, and serves on a number of institutional committees related to education, including the Progress and Promotions Committee and the Executive Curriculum Committee of the School of Medicine. He also serves on the School of Medicine's Faculty Committee on Appointments and Promotions. He recently became director of the School of Medicine's new Intersession curriculum, designed to teach medical students aspects of professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, team-based practice and practice-based learning. Dr. Schulman has received numerous institutional teaching awards, including the Fellows Teaching Award from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, two Golden Apple Awards for Teaching from the Emory Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Dean’s Teaching Award from the School of Medicine. Extramurally, his work in education has been recognized with a Fellows Education Award from the American Thoracic Society and the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Schulman actively serves on a number of regional and national committees. He served as President of the Southeast Thoracic Association from 2011 through 2014. He served as President of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors in 2013-2014. He is actively involved in the American College of Chest Physicians, where he sits on the Board of Regents, the Training and Transitions Committee, the Nominating Committee and the Sleep SEEK Editorial Board. He has been a member of the Program Committee for the CHEST annual meeting each year since 2011, and will serve as Scientific Program Chair for the 2018 meeting. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief for Chest Physician and previously served as the editor for the “Sleep Strategies” section of that publication.


"Teaching a Hypothesis-driven Physical Diagnosis Curriculum to Pulmonary Fellows Improves Performance of First-Year Medical Students," Staitieh BS, Saghafi R, Kempker JA and Schulman DA. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr;13(4):489-94.

"Evaluating Simulation-Based ACLS Education on Patient Outcomes: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study," Han JE, Trammell AR, Finklea JD, Udoji TN, Dressler DD, Honig EG, Abraham P, Ander DS, Cotsonis GA, Martin GS, Schulman DA. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Sep;6(3):501-6.

"Organization and structure for sleep medicine programs at academic institutions: Part 1--current challenges." Chervin RD, Chesson AL Jr, Benca RM, Greenough GP, O'Hearn DJ, Auckley DH, Littner M, Mullington JM, Malhotra A, Berry RB, Malhotra RK, Schulman DA. Sleep. 2013 Jun 1;36(6):795-801.

"Organization and structure for sleep medicine programs at academic institutions: Part 2--goals and strategies to optimize patient care, education, and discovery." Chervin RD, Chesson AL Jr, Benca RM, Greenough GP, O'Hearn DJ, Auckley DH, Littner M, Mullington JM, Malhotra A, Berry RB, Malhotra RK, Schulman DA. Sleep. 2013 Jun 1;36(6):803-811.

"The appearance of central sleep apnea after treatment of obstructive sleep apnea." Hoffman, M., and Schulman, D.A., Chest. 2012 Aug;142(2):517-22.

"Continuous positive airway pressure treatment of sleepy patients with milder obstructive sleep apnea: results of the CPAP Apnea Trial North American Program (CATNAP) randomized clinical trial." Weaver TE, Mancini C, Maislin G, Cater J, Staley B, Landis JR, Ferguson KA, George CF, Schulman DA, Greenberg H, Rapoport DM, Walsleben JA, Lee-Chiong T, Gurubhagavatula I, Kuna ST. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Oct 1;186(7):677-83.

“Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.” Green, D.E., and Schulman, D.A., Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2010; 12(4): 342-53.

“Evaluation of Sham-CPAP as a Placebo in CPAP Intervention Studies.” GW Rodway, TE Weaver, C. Mancini, J. Cater, G Maislin, B. Staley, K. Ferguson, D. Schulman, H. Greenberg, D. Rapoport, T. Chong, and ST Kuna, Sleep, 2010; 33(2):260-6.

“The Societal Impact of Sleep Disorders.” Schulman, D.A., Frontiers in Neuroscience, December, 2009.

“Routine chest radiography in a primary care setting.” Tigges, S., Roberts, D.L., Vydareny, K.L., and Schulman, D.A., Radiology, 233: 575-578,2004.

“Improvement in obstructive sleep apnea in the supine ‘knees up’ position.” Bliwise, D.L., Irbe, D. and Schulman, D.A., Sleep and Breathing, 8(1): 42-48, 2004.

“The ten most commonly asked questions about obstructive sleep apnea.” Schulman, D.A., The Neurologist, 10(1), pp. 54-56, 2004.