Dr Anup Desai

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Sleep Medicine, Central Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9389 7017
Fax +61 2 9233 3393

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Biographical details

  • Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Prince of Wales Public Hospital, Randwick
  • Senior Visiting Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Canterbury Hospital
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of NSW
  • Consultant Physician/Consultant rooms, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, CBD, Sydney (Ph: 9389 7017)
  • Consultant Physician/Consultant rooms, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick (Ph: 9650 4988)
  • Consultant Physician, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, St Lukes Private Hospital, Potts Point
  • Medical Assessor NSW Motor Accidents Authority
  • NSW WorkCover Trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment

Research interests

Obstructive sleep apnoea and driver fatigue

Neurobehavioural testing in sleep disorders

Pharmacotherapy for sleep disorders

Associations

Australasian Sleep Association

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Awards and honours

PhD, University of Sydney (2003)

“Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Driver Performance: Prevalence, Correlates and Implications for Driver Fatigue”

Researchgrants/awards:

Harry Windsor Postgraduate Research Scholarship

RoyalAustralasian College of Physicians - CONROD Fellowship

Project grant from the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW

P{roject grant from NSW Roads and Traffic Authority

Project grant from St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

In the media

  • Today Tonight interview: Truckies intimidate motorists, Channel 7, 19/03/2013, http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/lifestyle/article/-/16397470/truckies-intimidate-motorists/
  • Called to NSW Coroner to give Expert advice re sleep disorders and driver fatigue, 30/01/2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/sleep-apnoea-threatens-to-put-many-truckies-asleep-at-the-wheel-court-told-20130130-2dl6w.html
  • Good Weekend Article, Eyes Wide Shut: the mysteries of narcolepsy, 28-29/07/2012: http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=4986F90AC49FD4DF2D5EECC490CB51B6?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=1463&clsPage=1&docID=SMH1207283D55V17US79
  • Kerri-Anne Kennerley show (national TV): invited guest, 2011 - Sleep Walking: http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/videos/kak/?videoid=b60733cc-1da2-4050-b1df-64514837dc6d
  • Kerri-Anne Kennerley show (national TV): invited guest, 2011 - Narcolepsy
  • Media spokesman for Australasian Sleep Association, 2010 -
  • Channel 9 news 2004/5/6: multiple news segments on sleep disorders related issues
  • Tony Dilroy’s Nightlife (ABC radio): invited guest, 2005 - obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Kerri-Anne Kennerley show (national TV): invited guest, 2005 - Insomnia
  • A Current Affair: invited guest, 2005: sleep disorders

Other GP based Publications:

  • Desai AV. Non-apnoeic hypersomnia. Australian Doctor 2014, March 31
  • Desai AV, Keller M. Sleep disorders, a broader perspective. Medical Observer 2013, Sept 13
  • Desai AV. Insomnia update for GP’s. Australian Doctor 2012, July 18
  • Desai AV, Clancy R, Insomnia: non-drug management. Medical Observer 2012, April 27
  • Desai AV, King P, Parasomnias & Nocturnal Frontal Lobe epilepsy. Australian Doctor 2011, August 2011.
  • Desai AV, Syeda S, Sleep apnoea. Australian Doctor 2010, August 20.
  • Desai AV, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Driving Assessment. Medical Observer 2010, March 5
  • Desai AV, Kwan B. Excessive sleepiness of non-sleep apnoea origin. Australian Doctor 2009, May 15.
  • Desai AV, Bartlett D. Insomnia Update for General Practice. Australian Doctor 2008, April 4
  • Bartlett D, Paisley L, Desai AV. Insomnia: Diagnosis and Management. Medicine Today 2006;7(8):14-22
  • Paisley L, Desai A, Bartlett D. Insomnia. Australian Medical Observer.2005; 11 November: 25-27
  • Desai AV, Yee B, Wong K, Grunstein RR. Restless Legs Syndrome. Australian Medical Observer. 2005; 25 February: 27-30

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Marshall, N., Yee, B., Desai, A., Buchanan, P., Wong, K., Crompton, R., Melehan, K., Zack, N., Rao, S., Gendreau, R., Grunstein, R., et al (2008). Two Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of Mirtazapine for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep, 31(6), 824-831. [More Information]
  • Desai, A., Wilsmore, B., Bartlett, D., Unger, G., Constable, B., Joffe, D., Grunstein, R. (2007). The utility of the AusEd driving simulator in the clinical assessment of driver fatigue. Behavior Research Methods, 39(3), 673-681. [More Information]
  • Desai, A., Marks, G., Jankelson, D., Grunstein, R. (2006). Do Sleep Deprivation and Time of Day Interact with Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Worsen Performance and Neurobehavioral Function? The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2, 63-70.
  • Bartlett, D., Paisley, L., Desai, A. (2006). Insomnia: diagnosis and treatment. Medicine Today, 7(8), 14-20.
  • Paisley, L., Desai, A., Bartlett, D. (2005). Insomnia. Medical Observer, November, 25-27.
  • Desai, A., Cherkas, L., Spector, T., Williams, A. (2004). Genetic influences in self-reported symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea and restless legs: a twin study. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 7(6), 589-595.
  • Howard, M., Desai, A., Grunstein, R., Hukins, C., Armstrong, J., Joffe, D., Swann, P., Campbell, D., Pierce, R. (2004). Sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing, and accident risk factors in commercial vehicle driversrs. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 170(9), 1014-1021.
  • Desai, A., Marks, G., Grunstein, R. (2003). Does sleep deprivation worsen mild obstructive sleep apnea? Sleep, 26(8), 1038-1041.
  • Desai, A., Ellis, E., Wheatley, J., Grunstein, R. (2003). Fatal distraction: a case series of fatal fall-asleep road accidents and their medicolegal outcomes. Medical Journal of Australia, 178(8), 396-399.

2008

  • Marshall, N., Yee, B., Desai, A., Buchanan, P., Wong, K., Crompton, R., Melehan, K., Zack, N., Rao, S., Gendreau, R., Grunstein, R., et al (2008). Two Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of Mirtazapine for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep, 31(6), 824-831. [More Information]

2007

  • Desai, A., Wilsmore, B., Bartlett, D., Unger, G., Constable, B., Joffe, D., Grunstein, R. (2007). The utility of the AusEd driving simulator in the clinical assessment of driver fatigue. Behavior Research Methods, 39(3), 673-681. [More Information]

2006

  • Desai, A., Marks, G., Jankelson, D., Grunstein, R. (2006). Do Sleep Deprivation and Time of Day Interact with Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea to Worsen Performance and Neurobehavioral Function? The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2, 63-70.
  • Bartlett, D., Paisley, L., Desai, A. (2006). Insomnia: diagnosis and treatment. Medicine Today, 7(8), 14-20.

2005

  • Paisley, L., Desai, A., Bartlett, D. (2005). Insomnia. Medical Observer, November, 25-27.

2004

  • Desai, A., Cherkas, L., Spector, T., Williams, A. (2004). Genetic influences in self-reported symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea and restless legs: a twin study. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 7(6), 589-595.
  • Howard, M., Desai, A., Grunstein, R., Hukins, C., Armstrong, J., Joffe, D., Swann, P., Campbell, D., Pierce, R. (2004). Sleepiness, sleep-disordered breathing, and accident risk factors in commercial vehicle driversrs. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 170(9), 1014-1021.

2003

  • Desai, A., Marks, G., Grunstein, R. (2003). Does sleep deprivation worsen mild obstructive sleep apnea? Sleep, 26(8), 1038-1041.
  • Desai, A., Ellis, E., Wheatley, J., Grunstein, R. (2003). Fatal distraction: a case series of fatal fall-asleep road accidents and their medicolegal outcomes. Medical Journal of Australia, 178(8), 396-399.

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