David Alexander Schulman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University Department of Medicine

Office: TEC A4325

Phone: 404-778-5736

Fax: 404-778-4431

Email: daschul@emory.edu


Dr. David Schulman is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care 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. Since 2001, he has 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 an Associate 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. 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 Award 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 and remains on their Board of Directors. He is also actively involved in the American College of Chest Physicians, where he is the Vice Chair of the Council of NetWorks, and serves on the Education Committee, the Training and Transitions Committee and the Sleep SEEK Editorial Board. He is also currently the Deputy Editor for Chest Physician and previously served as the editor for the “Sleep Strategies” section of that publication.


“The Sleep History and Physical Examination,” Schulman, D.A., Contemporary Sleep Medicine [e-textbook] [submitted].

“Inpatient Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing,” Mehta, A., and Schulman, D.A., The Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Dressler, D., editor, American College of Physicians / McGraw-Hill [in press].

“Cardiovascular Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Green, D.E., and Schulman, D.A., Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2010; 12(4): 342-53.

Commentary on “Isolated nocturnal desaturation in COPD: prevalence and impact on quality of life and sleep” by Lewis, C.A., et al, Best of Sleep Medicine 2010, Lee-Chiong, T., editor.

“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.

“Complex Sleep Apnea.” Schulman, D.A., Chest Physician, September, 2009, pp. 16-17.

“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.