Dr Jason Amatoury

Research Fellow
Westmead Clinical School
Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Telephone 02 8627 3333

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Biographical details

Dr Jason Amatoury has a background in computer and biomedical engineering (UNSW) and received his PhD from the University of Sydney (Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, Westmead Millennium Institute). His doctoral work involved developing and utilising a variety of modelling approaches and techniques (physiological experimentation, medical imaging, physical and computational finite element modelling) to investigate the physiology of the upper airway, the dysfunction of which results in a spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (e.g. obstructive sleep apnoea). Jason continues to advance on his PhD work using novel imaging and physiological measurement techniques to better understand upper airway tissue interactions and how they may lead to airway obstruction during sleep. Jason also has a particular research interest in the measurement and quantification of snoring-associated neck tissue vibrations and their potential pathological impact on the carotid artery and surrounding pharyngeal tissues.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116, 746-756. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.
  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]

2014

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peri-pharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116, 746-756. [More Information]

2013

  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). Resetting the baroreflex during snoring: Role of resistive loading and intra-thoracic pressure. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 489-496. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2013). The upper airway’s next top model? Letter to the Editor in response to CrossTalk: The human upper airway does/does not behave like a Starling resistor during sleep. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2013, 1-2.

2012

  • Kairaitis, K., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Wheatley, J., White, D., Amis, T. (2012). A threshold lung volume for optimal mechanical effects on upper airway airflow dynamics: studies in an anesthetized rabbit model. Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(7), 1197-1205. [More Information]
  • Narayan, J., Amatoury, J., Cho, J., Verma, M., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2012). Snoring effects on the baroreflex: An animal model. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 342-351. [More Information]

2010

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2010). Onset of Airflow Limitation in a Collapsible Tube Model: Impact of Surrounding Pressure, Longitudinal Strain and Wall Folding Geometry. Journal of Applied Physiology, 109(5), 1467-1475. [More Information]

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