Veterans Health Foundation

Charles W. Atwood Jr. MD

Dr. Atwood’s research interests include the study of  sleep apnea management with a focus on novel ways to diagnose and provide long-term care for sleep apnea patients.  He has worked with our industry partners to  examine various aspects of pacemaker technology as a possible diagnostic or treatment device in sleep apnea. He is currently collaborating with others in the Department of Critical Care Medicine on studies looking at new methods of identifying physiological patterns in sleep apnea that may allow for better clinical phenotyping of sleep apnea patients. Dr. Atwood’s work also includes that of studying COPD for which he actively collaborates with the Emphysema Research Center on clinical trials in this area. Through the ERC, he is part of the NIH’s COPD clinical research network.