Speaker Profile
Marta Kaminska

Marta Kaminska MD, MSc, FRCPC

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Respiratory Therapy

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Dr. Marta Kaminska 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 an Attending Staff Respirologist, at 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 respiratory 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.

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