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Yüksel Peker MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer
Specialist in Internal Medicine, Respiratory Diseases and Sleep Medicine

Born March 5, 1961; Konya, Turkey.
Present Office Address Dept of Neurology, Rehabilitation and Sleep Medicine
Skaraborg County Hospital, SE- 541 85 Skövde, Sweden
Telephone: +46 500 431000 E-post: yuksel.peker@lungall.gu.se
Present Affiliation University of Gothenburg, Department of Molecular and Clinical
Medicine/Cardiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
Present Home Address Kaepplunda graend 1
SE- 54141 Skövde, Sweden
Cellphone: +46 704926999

EDUCATION & ACADEMIC DEGREE

Institution and Location Degree Date Conferred Degree Major
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine/Cardiology University of Gothenburg, Sweden Adjunct Senior Lecturer 2011- ongoing Cardiology
Erciyes University, Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey Visiting Professor 2011- ongoing Research
Sahlgrenska Academy Gothenburg University, Sweden Associate Professor 2007 Pulmonary Med.
Faculty of Medicine Gothenburg University Doctor of Medical Sciences (Ph D) 2000 Pulmonary Med.
Faculty of Medicine Gothenburg University Gothenburg, Sweden Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine 1998 Pulmonary Med.
Skaraborg County Hospital, Skövde, Sweden Consultant in Internal Medicine 1996 Internal Medicine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-ongoing Consultant at the Sleep Medicine & Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine, Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde, Sweden.
2003 Consultant Int. Med (50%), Skaraborg Hospital, Skövde.
2002-2003 Post-doc fellowship (12 months/2 yrs) Swedish Heart-Lung-Foundation
2001 Post-doc fellowship, LUA (6 months), Västra Götaland Region.
1998-2002 Consultant Pulmonologist, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. (part-time 2001-2002).
1996-1998 Clinical Practice (Training for Pulmonary Medicine including Thorax Radiology), Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.
1996 Clinical Practice at the Sleep Laboratory, Pulmonary Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.
1996 Consultant in Int. Med, Skaraborg County Hospital, Skövde, Sweden
1991-1996 Clinical Practice (Internship and Training for Internal Medicine) Skaraborg County Hospital, Skövde.
1989-1991 Clinical Practice (Recidency), Int. Med., General Surgery, Psychiatry and General Practice, Skaraborg County Hosp, Skövde.
1989 Clinical Practice, Östermalm Geriatrics Hospital, Skövde
1985-1987 General Practitioner in Sivas, Turkey.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Thoracic Society / American Sleep Research Society / American Academy of Sleep Medicine / European Respiratory Society / European Sleep Research Society / Swedish Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society (scientific secretary 2011-) / Swedish Medical Association Turkish Sleep Medicine Society

EDITORIAL BOARD

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL REFEREE

JAMA / American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine /European Respiratory Journal / Respiratory Medicine / Respiratory Research / Journal SLEEP / Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine / Journal of Sleep Research / Sleep Medicine / Sleep Medicine Reviews / European Heart Journal / Heart / American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs / European Journal of Endocrinology / Psychoneuroendocrinology / The Asia- Pacific Journal of Endocrinology / Journal of Internal Medicine / The Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation / Tuberculosis and Thorax (Turkish/English) / The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology (Turkish/English)

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Ph D Thesis: Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular morbidity. Gothenburg University, 2000.

Book chapters, review articles, editorials and original articles:
1. Peker Y.
Growing research evidence for continuous positive airway pressure treatment for sleepy patients with milder obstructive sleep apnea. Am JRespir Crit Care Med2012; 186: 583-584.

2. Peker Y. Platelet activity and cardiovascular risk in obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: compelling need for interdisciplinary research? J Clin Sleep Med2011; 7: 179-180.

3. Hedner J, Franklin K, Peker Y. Coronary artery disease and sleep apnea. In: Kryger, Roth, Dement (editors). Principals and practice of sleep medicine. 5th edition. 2011. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia, PA. 1393-1399.

4. Celen YT, Peker Y. Cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea - III : Impact of CPAP treatment. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg2010; 10: 274-80.

5. Celen YT, Peker Y. Cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea - II : Cardiovascular mechanisms. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg2010; 10: 168-75.

6. Celen YT, Peker Y. Cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea - I : Epidemiology. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 2010; 10: 75-80.

7. Hedner J, Franklin K, Peker Y. Obstructive sleep apnea and coronary artery disease. Sleep Medicine Clinics 2007; 2: 559-564.

8. Hedner J, Franklin K, Peker Y. Coronary artery disease and sleep apnea. In: Kryger, Roth, Dement (editors). Principals and practice of sleep medicine. 4th edition. 2005. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia, PA. 1203-1207.

9. Peker Y, Grote L, Kraiczi H, Hedner J. Cardiovascular morbidity in obstructive sleep apnea (Lakartidningnen -review in Swedish- 2002; 99: 4473-4479).

Original articles

1. Hoever P, Dorffner G, Benes H, Penzel T, Danker-Hopfe H, Barbanoj MJ, Pillar G, Saletu B, Polo O, Kunz D, Zeitlhofer J, Berg S, Partinen M, Bassetti CL, Högl B, Ebrahim IO, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Bengtsson H, Peker Y, Hemmeter UM, Chiossi E, Hajak G, Dingemanse J. Orexin receptor antagonism, a new sleep-enabling paradigm: a proof-of-concept clinical trial. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2012; 91: 975-985.

2. Cilli A, Batmaz F, Demir I, Boz A, Toprak E, Ozdemir T, Peker Y. The diagnostic yield of exercise stress testing as a screening tool for subclinical coronary artery disease in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea J Clin Sleep Med2011; 7: 25-29.

3. Ismailogullari S, Korkmaz C, Peker Y, Bayram F, Karaca Z, Aksu M. Impact of long-term gonadotroping replacement treatment on sleep in men with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. JSexMed 2010 Dec 8. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02143.x [Epub ahead of print]

4. Celen YT, Hedner J, Carlson J, Peker Y. Impact of gender on incident diabetes in obstructive sleep apnea: a 16-year follow-up. J Clin Sleep Med2010; 6: 244-250.

5. Karimi M, Koranyi J, Franco C, Peker Y, Eder DN, Angelhed JE, Lönn L, Grote J, Bengtsson BÂ, Svensson J, Hedner J, Johannsson G. Increased neck soft tissue mass and worsening of obstructive sleep apnea after growth hormone treatment in men with abdominal obesity. J Clin Sleep Med2010; 6: 256-263.

6. Bayram NA, Ciftci B, Keles T, Durmaz T, Turhan S, Bozkurt E, Peker Y. Endothelial function in normotensive men with obstructive sleep apnea before and six months after CPAP treatment SLEEP 2009; 32:1257-1263.

7. Aksu K, Firat-Guven S, Aksu F, Ciftci B, Ulukavak-Ciftci T, Aksaray S, Sipit T, Peker Y. Obstructive sleep apnoea, cigarette smoking and plasma orexin-A in a sleep clinic cohort. J Int Med Res 2009; 37: 331-340.

8. Peker Y, Glantz H, Thunström E, Kallryd A, Herlitz J, Ejdeback J. Rationale and design of the Randomized Intervention with Cpap in Coronary Artery Disease and Sleep Apnoea (RICCADSA) trial. Scand Cardiovasc J 2009; 43:24-31.

9. Acarturk G, Unlu M, Yuksel S, Albayrak R, Koken T, Peker Y. Obstructive sleep apnoea, glucose tolerance and liver steatosis in obese women. J Int Med Res 2007; 35: 458-466.

10. Kirbas G, Abakay A, Topcu F, Kaplan A, Unlu M, Peker Y. Obstructive sleep apnoea, cigarette smoking and serum testosterone levels in a male sleep clinic cohort. J Int Med Res 2007; 35: 3845.

11. Johansson MC, Eriksson P, Peker Y, Hedner J, Râstam L, Lindblad U. The influence of patent foramen ovale on oxygen desaturation in obstructive sleep apnea. Eur Respir J2007; 29:149-155.

12. Peker Y, Carlson J, Hedner J. Increased incidence of coronary artery disease in sleep apnoea: A long-term follow-up. Eur Respir J2006; 28:596-602.

13. Peker Y, Svensson J, Hedner J, Grote L, Johannsson G. Sleep apnea and quality of life in growth hormone deficient adults before and after six months of growth hormone replacement therapy. Clin Endocrin 2006; 65:98-105.

14. Hedner J, Bengtsson-Boström K, Peker Y, Grote L, Râstam L, Lindblad U. Hypertension prevalence in OSA and gender: a population-based case-control study. Eur Respir J2006; 27: 564-570.

15. Ding Z, Grote L, Peker Y, Lindblad U, Hedner J. Validation a portable monitoring device for sleep apnea diagnosis in a population-based cohort using synchronized home polysomnography. SLEEP 2006; 29: 367-374.

16. Torvaldsson S, Grote L, Peker Y, Basun H, Hedner J. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of an NMDA receptor antagonist in sleep disordered breathing. JSleep Res 2005; 14: 149-155.

17. Ding Z, Grote L, Eder DN, Peker Y, Hedner J. Obstructive apneic events induce alpha-receptor mediated digital vasoconstruction. SLEEP2004; 27: 485-489.

18. Hedner J, Kraiczi H, Peker Y, Murphy P. Reduction of sleep disordered breathing following physostigmine. Am JRespir Crit Care Med 2003; 168: 1246-1251.

19. Peker Y, Hedner J, Norum J, Kraiczi H, Carlson J. Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with obstructive sleep apnea: A 7-year follow-up. Am JRespir Crit Care Med 2002; 166: 159-165.

20. Kraiczi H., Caidahl K, Samuelsson A, Peker Y, Hedner J. 2001. Impairment of vascular endothelial function and left ventricular filling: association with the severity of apnea-induced hypoxemia during sleep. Chest2001; 119:1085-1091.

21. Kraiczi H, Peker Y, Caidahl K, Samuelsson A, Hedner J. Blood pressure, cardiac structure and severity of obstructive sleep apnea in a sleep clinic population. Journal of Hypertension 2001; 19: 2071-2078.

22. Peker Y, Hedner J, Kraiczi H, Löth S. Respiratory Disturbance Index: An independent predictor of mortality in coronary artery disease. Am JRespir Crit Care Med2000; 162: 81-86.

23. Kraiczi H, Hedner J, Peker Y, Grote L. Comparison of Atenolol, Amlodipine, Enalapril, Hydrochlorothiazide and Losartan for antihypertensive treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Am JRespir Crit Care Med 2000; 161: 1423-1428.

24. Kraiczi H, Hedner J, Peker Y, Carlson J. Increased vasoconstrictor sensitivity in obstructive sleep apnea. J Appl Physiol 2000; 89: 493-498.

25. Peker Y, Kraiczi H, Hedner J, Löth S, Johansson Â, Bende M. An independent association between obstructive sleep apnoea and coronary artery disease. Eur Respir J1999; 14: 179-184.

26. Peker Y, Hedner H, Johansson Â, Bende M. Reduced hospitalization due to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnea on nasal CPAP treatment. SLEEP 1997; 20: 577-584.