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Sleep laboratory
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Sleep Medicine

Sleep is a function of the brain and sleep disorders are a subspecialty of neurology called neurosomnology. Sleep disorders medicine is the broad term to encompass the clinical spectrum of sleep pathology that reaches internal medicine, pulmonology, psychiatry, otorhinolaryngology, and pediatrics.

The Sleep Center at our Upstate Community Campus, established in 1987, is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine External Icon and is affiliated with Upstate Medical University through the Sleep clinic at the University Health Care Center.

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Upstate Sleep Center
Medical Center West
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Suite 101
5700 W Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031
Phone: 315 487-5337

Ioana G Amzuta, MD

Ioana G Amzuta, MD
Appointed 07/06/03
Women's Health Network
2604D Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Pulmonary Medicine
  • Women's Health Network: Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006, Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: Central Military Hospital, 1999, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • MD/PhD: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 1996
  • BA: Nicolai Balcescu College, 1986

Clinical Interests

  • Sleep Medicine

Education Interests

  • Pulmonary Physiology

Research Interests

  • Sleep Disorder Breathing and Diastolic Dysfunction

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Blood Clots
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Chest Pain (Lung Related)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD )
  • Costochondritis
  • Cough
  • Critical Illness Neuromyopathy
  • Critical Illnesses and Injuries
  • Cyanosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Delirium
  • Difficulty Breathing During Pregnancy
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Nodes, Enlarged
  • Mesothelioma
  • Nicotine Withdrawal
  • Noncardiac Chest Pain
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Recurrent Respiratory Infections
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Stress Induced Asthma
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing


  • Adults


  • Aerosol Treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Venous Access
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Cryotherapy of Bronchial Tree
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Thoracentesis


  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • French
  • Romanian


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Sleep Center Staff

  • Five specialists with certification in sleep medicine
  • 10 registered technologists
  • 3 office assistants

All clinical conditions affecting sleep of adults and children older than 5 years, are evaluated in the Sleep Center. Some of these include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, parasomnias, sleep-eating disorders and sleep epilepsy, to name only the most common alterations of sleep. Polysomnography and actigraphy are performed daily in the Sleep Center.

Patients referred to the Sleep Center at CGH or to the Sleep Clinic at UHCC are initially evaluated by a physician certified in sleep disorders. By special request of the referring provider, patients may be tested directly without previous clinical evaluation. Patients evaluated by Sleep Center physicians are followed by the same sleep specialist, at necessary intervals, when appropriate.

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