Sanja Jelic, MD

Specialties:
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
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Overview

Dr. Sanja Jelic is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the Columbia University in New York. She received her MD degree from University of Zagreb, Croatia and trained in internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University in New York. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in disturbed sleep, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep deprivation. Dr. Jelic was named Herbert Irving Professor at Columbia University, received awards from American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Lung Association. Dr. Jelic’s research is funded by the NIH/NHLBI, American Heart Association, American Thoracic Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Critical Care
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Center for Sleep Medicine Columbia University

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Croatian

Gender

  • Female

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Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
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Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
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Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
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Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Herbert Irving Scholar
  • Research Advocacy Committee, American Thoracic Society
  • Mentorship Program Respiratory Neurobiology and Sleep, American Thoracic Society

Research

Research Interests

  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Vascular complications of sleep apnea

Grants

Principal Investigator:
AHA Go Red for Women Strategic Focused Research Network 16SFRN29050000
NIH/NHLBI R01 HL106041 
NIH/NHLBI R01 137234 

Co-investigator:
NIH/NHLBI R35HL155670 
NIH/NHLBI T32 HL105323

Selected Publications

  • Jelic S et al. Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Repair Capacity of the Vascular Endothelium in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Circulation 2008;117:2270-8.
  • Jelic S et al. Vascular Inflammation in Obesity and Sleep Apnea. Circulation 2010;121:1014-21.
  • Marin JM, Alvar A, Villar I, Forner M, Nieto D, Carrizo SJ, Barbe F, Vicente E, Wei Y, Nieto FJ, Jelic S. Association between Treated and Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Hypertension. JAMA 2012;307:2169-76.
  • Emin M, Wang G, Castagna F, Rodriguez-Lopez J, Wahab R, Wang J, Adams T, Wei Y, Jelic S.  Increased Internalization of Complement Inhibitor CD59 May Contribute to Endothelial Inflammation in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sci Transl Med 2016;8:320ra1. 
  • Tall AR, Jelic S. How Broken Sleep Promotes Cardiovascular Disease. Nature 2019;566:329-30.
  • Thompson AE, Ranard BL, Wei Y, Jelic S. Prone Positioning in Awake, Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. JAMA Intern Med 2020;180:1537-9.