Faculty Profile

Ina E. Djonlagic, MD

Ina E. Djonlagic, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Physician, Sleep Medicine, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Email idjonlag@bidmc.harvard.edu

Society Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Society for Neuroscience

Board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Sleep Medicine

Research Unit(s)

Research Interests

I am trained in Neurology with sub-specialty training in Sleep Medicine and received funding from the NIH (K23) and American Sleep Medicine Foundation.

Cognitive function is deeply intertwined with various sleep processes but the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. My overall research focus has been to better understand the plastic brain processes during sleep which result in formation of new memories and how they are affected by diseases and genes.


Robert Stickgold, PhD
Atul Malhotra, MD

Research Funding

NIH/NIHLB K23 HL103850-01 (PI: Djonlagic) 2010–2015
“Predictors of sleep-dependent memory consolidation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea”

American Board of Sleep Medicine Junior Faculty Research Award 2010 – 2012

Selected Publications

Peer reviewed publications

Heller AR, Litz RJ, Djonlagic I, Manseck A, Koch T, Wirth MP, Albrecht DM (2000) Kombinierte
Anaesthesie mit Epiduralkatheter (Combined anesthesia with epidural catheter). Anaesthesist 49:949-959

Djonlagic I, Djonlagic H, Kibbel T, Suefke S, Dodt C. Heart rate variability reveals risk of arrhythmias after intoxication with antidepressants Intensive Care Med. 2007 Jan;33(1):200-2.

Manoach DS, Thakkar KN, Stroynowski E, Ely A, McKinley SK, Wamsley E, Djonlagic I, Vangel MG, Goff DC, Stickgold R. Reduced overnight consolidation of procedural learning in chronic medicated schizophrenia is related to specific sleep stages. J Psychiatr Res. 2009 Aug 7.

Djonlagic I, Rosenfeld A, Shohamy D, Myers C , Gluck M, Stickgold R. Sleep enhances category learning. Learning & Memory. 2009 16:751-755.

Wamsley EJ, Emberger K, Djonlagic I, Babkes L,  Stickgold R. Cognitive Replay of Visuomotor Learning at Sleep Onset: Temporal Dynamics and Relationship to Task Performance. Sleep. 2010 Jan; 33(1):59-68.

Torelli F, Moscufo N, Garreffa G, Placidi F, Romigi A, Zannino S, Bozzali M, Fasano F, Giulietti G, Djonlagic I, Malhotra A, Marciani MG, Guttmann CR. Cognitive profile and brain morphological changes in obstructive sleep apnea. Neuroimage. 2011 Jan 15;54(2):787-93.

Djonlagic I, Saboisky J, Carusona A, Stickgold R, Malhotra A.Increased sleep fragmentation leads to impaired off-line consolidation of motor memories in humans. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e34106.

Djonlagic I, Guo M, Carusona A, Matteis P, Stickgold R, Malhotra A. Untreated Sleep-disordered Breathing: Links to Aging-related Decline in Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 29;9(1).

Beitler J, Awad KM, Bakker JP, Edwards BA, DeYoung P, Djonlagic I, Forman DE, Quan SF, Malhotra A. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with impaired exercise capacity: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2014 Nov 15;10(11):1199-204.

Djonlagic I, Guo M, Carusona A, Matteis P, Stickgold R, Malhotra A. First-Night of CPAP: Impact on Memory Consolidation, Attention and Subjective Experience. Sleep Medicine. 2015 doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2015.01.017

Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials

Djonlagic I, Cohen J. (2003) Autonomic Insufficiency Syndromes. Primary Care Case Reviews
6: 170-177

Djonlagic I, Malhotra A. Risk of stroke from sleep apnea in men and women.
Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Aug; 10(8):1267-71.

Djonlagic I, Cohen J. Autonomic Insufficiency Syndromes.
Primary Care Case Reviews. 2003;6:170-177.

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