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Welcome Dr Victoria Surdulescu!

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Dr Victoria Surdulescu, MD will be joining the Midwest Sleep Medicine team to provide quality care to its patients looking for help with Sleep Apnea and other sleep disorders.

Originally from Romania, Dr. Victoria Surdulescu came to the United States to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, St. Luke’s Medical Center program in Cleveland, Ohio and later specialized in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. She then completed the Sleep Medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, later on helping set up the first sleep medicine fellowship in the area, leading the adult component of the program. Dr. Surdulescu earned certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine by passing her board examination in 1997 and recertification in 2007. She earned board certification in Pulmonary Medicine in 1999 and recertification in 2009, Critical Care Medicine in 2000 and recertification in 2010, and Sleep Medicine in 2001 and 2007. Dr. Surdulescu has provided pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine services in the Hamilton, Oxford and Cincinnati, Ohio, for over sixteen years. Part of her professional accomplishments are establishing a new sleep medicine center at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio, and the academic sleep medicine center at the University of Cincinnati, which she directed for over 12 years. After realizing her main interest and rewarding patient care resides in sleep medicine, she recently focused exclusively on the management of patients with sleep disorders. She believes in offering individualized care in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Dr. Surdulescu says providing on-site services and diagnostic testing such as a sleep medicine testing, both in-home and in-laboratory, a CPAP clinic staffed by full time CPAP technician, and DME services are just a few of the ways her sleep medicine practice helps bring the highest quality of care to our patients.

Short sleep may make you prone to colds

According to a study by Dr Aric Prather, from the University of California San Francisco, people who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus than those who get a full night’s sleep.

Dr. Kalra recommends eight hours of good-quality sleep a night for adults to function properly.

Gene mutation linked to short sleep duration revealed by study of twins

Researchers who studied 100 twin pairs have identified a gene mutation that may allow the carrier to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night. The genetic variant also appears to provide greater resistance to the effects of sleep deprivation. This is only the second study to link a mutation of the BHLHE41 gene – also known as DEC2 – to short sleep duration.

Testimonials

“Both staff and doctor were caring and
friendly, while maintaining professional standards. I am very satisfied with the excellent care I received at MWSM” -Bob

“I was apprehensive about getting tested for sleep apnea. Dr. Kalra and his staff were very understanding. Dr. Kalra took the time to explain the testing procedures and the different therapy options. The night of my study the technologist was very professional and informative. I will be referring all of my friends and family.” -Cindy

“The DOT required me to get tested for sleep apnea in order to renew my license. Midwest Sleep Medicine was able to accommodate my schedule and deadline! In just a couple of weeks I had everything I needed for my renewal.” -DW