Faculty Profile

Esra Tasali
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director, Sleep Research Center

Academic Interests

Dr.Tasali is interested in studying the links between sleep and metabolic, endocrine and cardiovascular functions. Dr.Tasali’s current research focuses on the role of sleep disturbances in the development of metabolic and endocrine abnormalities including type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders with a specific interest in obstructive sleep apnea


  • Broussard J, Ehrmann D, Van Cauter E, Tasali E*, Brady M*. Impaired Insulin Signaling in Human Adipocytes Following Experimental Sleep Restriction the Adipocyte. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012 Oct 16
  • Aronsohn R, Whitmore H, Van Cauter E and Tasali E. Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep apnea on Glucose Control in Type 2Diabetes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010 Mar 1;181(5):507-13.
  • Pamidi S, Wroblewski K, Broussard J, Day A, Hanlon E, Abraham V, Tasali E. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Lean Men: Impact on Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion. Diabetes Care, 2012; Agu 21
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  • MD, 1995, University of Istanbul,
  • Fellowship, 1996, University of Istanbul, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2001, The University of Chicago, Sleep Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2004, The University of Chicago, Endocrinology