Dr. Marta Kaminska has obtained her medical degree from McGill University in 2001. After residency training in internal medicine and respirology, she completed a sleep medicine fellowship and epidemiology training. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, and Attending Staff Respirologist, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, Quebec. She is the Medical Director of the McGill Home Ventilation Program. She is a member of the Canadian Thoracic Society Home Mechanical Ventilation Clinical Assembly and of the Home-Based Mechanical Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disease Network Steering Committee, American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Kaminska is a researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. Her research program focuses broadly on sleep-disordered breathing in neurological disorders, combining expertise in respirology and sleep medicine with an interest in neurology. More specifically, she has been interested in obstructive sleep apnea in Parkinson’s disease. With her trainees, she has examined the relationship between sleep apnea in Parkinson’s disease and non-motor symptoms including cognitive function, and also REM sleep behavior disorder. She has also studied CPAP therapy for sleep apnea in Parkinson’s disease as a means to improve patient symptoms and function.
In addition, she has been interested in aspects of sleep apnea particularly Parkinson’s disease including the effect of anti-Parkinson medication on breathing in sleep. For her work in Parkinson’s disease, she has received the American Thoracic Society Foundation Recognition Award for Outstanding Early Career Investigators. She holds research operating funds from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research for a study on the treatment of sleep apnea in Parkinson’s disease.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Virginia Board of Medicine
Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00
- 60 hours every 2 years;
- 30 hours of CME must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction.
- 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
- A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
- OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.