Dr. David M. Claman is director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center. He is board certified as a sleep medicine specialist by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as well as board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has a particular interest in treating patients with asthma and tuberculosis and uses non-invasive ventilation therapy, which doesn't require inserting an instrument into the body to assist breathing.
After earning a degree in biology at Stanford University, Claman graduated in 1987 from Southwestern Medical School in Texas. He completed an internal medicine residency and two fellowships, one in pulmonary and critical care medicine, and a second in sleep medicine at UCSF Medical Center and Stanford University, respectively. Claman has published extensively about his research focusing on sleep apnea and non-invasive therapy for patients with breathing difficulties.