Susmita Chowdhuri, MD, MS

Wayne State University School of Medicine
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Dr. Chowdhuri is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Section Chief of Sleep Medicine at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Clinically, Dr Chowdhuri is particularly interested in advancing evidence-based care of sleep-wake disorders for patients in underserved and rural sections of the country. In medical education, she is passionate about mentoring a new generation of clinical scholars and has received many accolades from sleep fellow trainees for her dedication to teaching. Dr. Chowdhuri’s research focuses on understanding the pathophysiologic mechanisms of sleep-disordered breathing in high-risk populations, including older adults and prescription opioid users, with a translational goal of developing therapies that stabilize breathing during sleep. She is also interested in clinical outcomes research, including studying the impact of positive airway pressure therapy in patients with COPD-OSA overlap.

Dr. Chowdhuri joined the AASM Foundation Board of Directors in June 2022. She has served as an AASM Foundation grant review committee member, and more recently, Vice Chair, and subsequently, the Chair of the Career Development Grants Review Committee. Dr. Chowdhuri has also served on several AASM committees, including the Research Committee, the Standards of Practice Committee, and the International Members Task Force.