Dr Jason Amatoury

Research Fellow
Westmead Clinical School
The Westmead Institute for Medical Research


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Biographical details

Jason Amatoury has a background in computer and biomedical engineering (UNSW) with a PhD from the University of Sydney (Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research) in upper airway physiology and modelling. Upper airway dysfunction (i.e. collapse leading to airflow reduction/cessation) is the ultimate cause of a spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. Jason's work involves developing and utilising a variety of approaches to investigate the physiology and biomechanics of the upper airway and its surrounding tissues, including: physiological experimentation, medical imaging, and physical and computational finite element modelling. Such techniques aim to answer why the upper airway collapses during sleep and allow interventions to prevent it from occuring to be investigated, such that obstructive sleep apnoea and its serious health consequences can be avoided.


Pre-2008 Publications (see below for post 2008)

Amatoury J, Howitt L, Wheatley JR, Avolio AP, Amis TC. Snoring-related energy transmission to the carotid artery in rabbits. J Appl Physiol 100(5): 1547-1553, 2006.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Carberry, J., Amatoury, J., Eckert, D. (2018). Personalized management approach for obstructive sleep apnea. Chest, 153(3), 744-755. [More Information]
  • Lambeth, C., Amatoury, J., Wang, Z., Foster, S., Amis, T., Kairaitis, K. (2017). Velopharyngeal mucosal surface topography in healthy subjects and subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(3), 482-491. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Cheng, S., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T., Bilston, L. (2016). Development and validation of a computational finite element model of the rabbit upper airway: simulations of mandibular advancement and tracheal displacement. Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(7), 743-757. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2015). Peripharyngeal tissue deformation, stress distributions and hyoid bone movement in response to mandibular advancement. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(3), 282-291. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Foster, S., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2015). Pharyngeal mucosal wall folds in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(6), 707-715. [More Information]
  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peripharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Sowho, M., Amatoury, J., Kirkness, J., Patil, S. (2014). Sleep and Respiratory Physiology in Adults. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 35(3), 469-481. [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]

Conferences

  • Kairaitis, K., Foster, S., Martin, J., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Korgaonkar, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2011). Subjects with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea have a reduced number of velopharyngeal folds compared with healthy subjects. Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

2018

  • Carberry, J., Amatoury, J., Eckert, D. (2018). Personalized management approach for obstructive sleep apnea. Chest, 153(3), 744-755. [More Information]

2017

  • Lambeth, C., Amatoury, J., Wang, Z., Foster, S., Amis, T., Kairaitis, K. (2017). Velopharyngeal mucosal surface topography in healthy subjects and subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(3), 482-491. [More Information]

2016

  • Amatoury, J., Cheng, S., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Amis, T., Bilston, L. (2016). Development and validation of a computational finite element model of the rabbit upper airway: simulations of mandibular advancement and tracheal displacement. Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(7), 743-757. [More Information]

2015

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2015). Peripharyngeal tissue deformation, stress distributions and hyoid bone movement in response to mandibular advancement. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(3), 282-291. [More Information]
  • Kairaitis, K., Foster, S., Amatoury, J., Verma, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2015). Pharyngeal mucosal wall folds in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(6), 707-715. [More Information]

2014

  • Amatoury, J., Kairaitis, K., Wheatley, J., Bilston, L., Amis, T. (2014). Peripharyngeal tissue deformation and stress distributions in response to caudal tracheal displacement: Pivotal influence of the hyoid bone? Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(7), 746-756. [More Information]
  • Sowho, M., Amatoury, J., Kirkness, J., Patil, S. (2014). Sleep and Respiratory Physiology in Adults. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 35(3), 469-481. [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]

2011

  • Kairaitis, K., Foster, S., Martin, J., Verma, M., Amatoury, J., Korgaonkar, M., Wheatley, J., Amis, T. (2011). Subjects with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea have a reduced number of velopharyngeal folds compared with healthy subjects. Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Sleep Technologists Association, 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

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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