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Nancy F. Fishback , MD

    • Title:
    • Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Professor of Pathology and Anatomy
      Professor of Medicine

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Sleep Medicine & Pathology

    • Office Location:
    • Lewis Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • BA in Psychology, 1966 - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • MD in Medicine, 1970 - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

    • Residency:
    • Internal Medicine, 1976 - Tulane University School of Medicine

      Anatomic Pathology, 1991 - University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center

    • Fellowship(s):
    • Pulmonary Disease, 1978 - Tulane University School of Medicine

    • Board Certification(s):
    • American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) - 2000
      American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology) - 1991
      American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - 1984

    • Affiliation(s):
    • American Sleep Disorders Association

      Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine

    • Research Interests:
    • Faculty Development

      Student Learning 

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Pathology & Sleep Medicine

    • Hospital:
    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

    • Courses Taught:
    • Pathophysiology for Physician Assistants

    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • MD Indiana University; Internal Medicine Residency and Pulmonary Fellowship Tulane University; Anatomic Pathology Residency University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center

Book Chapters and Journal Articles:

Movement Disorders in Sleep, in Sleep for Otolaryngologists. Yaremchuk and Waldrop ed. Plural Publishing Inc, San Diego, California. 2010

Pikoulis E, Rhee P, Nishibe T, Koronarchis D, Leppäniemi A, Karavokyros I, Burris D, Bakoyiannis C, Fishback N, Wherry D, Rich N. Vein patch angioplasty with non-penetrating titanium clips. Comparison to standard suture technique

Acta Chir Belg. 2009 Nov-Dec;109(6):756-9.

SourceFirst Department of Surgery, University of Athens, Athens, Greece


Tang X, Yang L, Fishback NF, Sanford LD. Differential effects of lorazepam on sleep and activity in C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ strain mice. J Sleep Res. 2009 Sep;18(3):365-73.


Reynold EB, Seda G, Ware JC, Vinick AI, Risk MR and Fishback NF. Autonomic function in sleep apnea patients: increased heart rate variability except during REM sleep in obese patients.  Sleep Breath. 2007 Mar;11(1):53-60.


Fishback N, Wettach G. Cardiac Changes Noted within 4 Years of Transplant in Postmortem Evaluation of a Patient with Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Breath. 2004 May;8(2):107-9.