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Robert D. Vorona , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor of Medicine
      Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Sleep Medicine

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.625.0172

    • Office Location:
    • Fort Norfolk Plaza

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • MD in Medicine, 1981 - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    • Residency:
    • Internal Medicine, 1984 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    • Fellowship(s):
    • Pulmonary Medicine, 1986 - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    • Board Certification(s):
    • Sleep Medicine (ABIM), 2009-2019
      Sleep Disorders Medicine (ABSM), 1994-Present
      Critical Care Medicine, 1989-1999
      Pulmonary Medicine, 1986-Present
      Internal Medicine, 1984-Present

    • Affiliation(s):
    • American Academy of Sleep Medicine-Fellow
      American College of Chest Physicians-Fellow
      American College of Physicians-Fellow
      Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine

    • Research Interests:
    • Primary Specialty:
    • Sleep Medicine

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    • Courses Taught:
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    • Bio:


Vorona RD, Ware JC, Sinacori JT, Ford ML, Cross JP. Treatment of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome with a Chinstrap. J Clin Sleep Med. 2007: 3: 729-730.  


Chen I, Vorona RD, Chiu R, Ware JC. A Survey of Subjective Sleepiness and Consequences in Attending Physicians. Behav Sleep Med. 2008: 6:1-15.


Vorona RD, Chen IA, Ware JC. Physicians and Sleep Deprivation. Sleep Medicine Clinics. 2009: 4: 527-540.


Vorona RD, Szklo-Coxe M, Wu A, Dubik M, Zhao, Y, Ware JC. Dissimilar Teen Crash Rates in Two Neighboring Southeastern Virginia Cities with Different High School Start Times. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011: 7: 145-151.


Vorona RD, Szklo-Coxe M, Fleming M, Ware JC. Nocturnal Diaphoresis Secondary to Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Patient with a History of Two Malignancies. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013; 9:717-9.  


Vorona RD, Szklo-Coxe M, Ware JC. Hypnotic Hiccups. BMJ Case Reports. In press.