David Gozal, MD, MBA, PhD (Hon)

Vice President for Health Affairs, Marshall University; Dean, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine


Clinical Interests

Education & Training

  • Graduate: Georgetown University/ESADE (Washington, D.C./Barcelona, Spain)
  • Medical School: Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Residency: Haifa Medical Center (Haifa, Israel)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Edwin L. Kendig Jr. Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • Knight of the Order of Merit of Cameroon, Government of Cameroon, West Africa
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, National Sleep Foundation
  • Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Assembly on Pediatrics
  • Member, Association of American Physicians
  • Past-President, American Thoracic Society
  • William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award, American Academy of Sleep Medicine


  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Certified: American Board of Sleep Medicine

Additional Languages

  • French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew

Marshall Pediatrics

1600 Medical Center Drive
3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.691.1300

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Chen J, Bendowski KT, Bizanti A, Zhang Y, Ma J, Hoover DB, Gozal D, Shivkumar K, Cheng ZJ. 2024. Distribution and morphology of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) innervation in flat mounts of whole rat atria and ventricles. Auton Neurosci. 2024 1 11;251:103127.
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Jackson CD, Badran M, Gozal D, Brown CR, Khalyfa A. 2024. Sleep fragmentation disrupts Lyme arthritis resolution in mice. Sleep Med. 2024 1 14;114:196-202.
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Bizanti A, Zhang Y, Toledo Z, Bendowski KT, Harden SW, Mistareehi A, Chen J, Gozal D, Heal M, Christie R, Hunter PJ, Paton JFR, Cheng ZJ. 2023. Chronic intermittent hypoxia remodels catecholaminergic nerve innervation in mouse atria. J Physiol. 2023 12 29;602(1):49-71.
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Gutiérrez-Tobal GC, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Gozal D, Hornero R. 2023. Editorial: Unraveling sleep and its disorders using novel analytical approaches, volume II. Front Neurosci. 2023 12 21;17:1332749.
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Vaquerizo-Villar F, Alvarez D, Gutierrez-Tobal GC, Del Campo F, Gozal D, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Penzel T, Hornero R. 2023. A deep learning model based on the combination of convolutional and recurrent neural networks to enhance pulse oximetry ability to classify sleep stages in children with sleep apnea. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2023 12 12;2023:1-4.
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Moradi MT, Fadaei R, Sharafkhaneh A, Khazaie H, Gozal D. 2023. The role of lncRNAs in intermittent hypoxia and sleep Apnea: A review of experimental and clinical evidence. Sleep Med. 2023 12 3;113:188-197.
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García-Vicente C, Gutiérrez-Tobal GC, Jiménez-García J, Martín-Montero A, Gozal D, Hornero R. 2023. ECG-based convolutional neural network in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis. Comput Biol Med. 2023 11 2;167:107628.
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Martínez-García MÁ, Oscullo G, Gomez-Olivas JD, Gozal D. 2023. Measuring severity in OSA: the arguments for collaboratively developing a multidimensional score. J Clin Sleep Med. 2023 7 8;19(10):1705-1707.
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Badran M, Puech C, Khalyfa A, Cortese R, Cataldo K, Qiao Z, Gozal D. 2023. Senolytic-facilitated Reversal of End-Organ Dysfunction in a Murine Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 12 19.
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Khalyfa A, Marin JM, Sanz-Rubio D, Lyu Z, Joshi T, Gozal D. 2023. Multi-Omics Analysis of Circulating Exosomes in Adherent Long-Term Treated OSA Patients. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 11 25;24(22).
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Barroso-García V, Fernández-Poyatos M, Sahelices B, Álvarez D, Gozal D, Hornero R, Gutiérrez-Tobal GC. 2023. Prediction of the Sleep Apnea Severity Using 2D-Convolutional Neural Networks and Respiratory Effort Signals. Diagnostics (Basel). 2023 10 28;13(20).
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Gozal D. 2023. Can optogenetics enlighten the way to treatment of obstructive sleep apnea? Sleep. 2023 9 29;46(12).
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Gozal D, Gomez-Olivas JD, Martínez-García MÁ, Oscullo G. 2023. Do Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase the Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Arch Bronconeumol. 2023 7 26;59(9):553-555.
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Gomez-Pilar J, Gutiérrez-Tobal GC, Gozal D, Hornero R. 2023. Are we missing something? Different obstructive sleep apnea phenotypes as a possible driver of discrepancies in cognitive recovery after continuous positive airway pressure treatment. Sleep. 2023 10 21;46(12).
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Armañac-Julián P, Martín-Montero A, Lázaro J, Hornero R, Laguna P, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Gozal D, Gil E, Bailón R, Gutiérrez-Tobal G. 2023. Persistent sleep-disordered breathing independently contributes to metabolic syndrome in prepubertal children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2023 10 18;59(1):111-120.
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Kitazawa T, Wada H, Onuki K, Furuya R, Miyakawa M, Zhu Q, Ueda Y, Sato S, Kameda Y, Nakano H, Gozal D, Tanigawa T. 2023. Snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, and upper respiratory tract infection in elementary school children in Japan. Sleep Breath. 2023 10 14.
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Vaquerizo-Villar F, Gutiérrez-Tobal GC, Calvo E, Álvarez D, Kheirandish-Gozal L, Del Campo F, Gozal D, Hornero R. 2023. An explainable deep-learning model to stage sleep states in children and propose novel EEG-related patterns in sleep apnea. Comput Biol Med. 2023 9 13;165:107419.
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Sletten TL, Weaver MD, Foster RG, Gozal D, Klerman EB, Rajaratnam SMW, Roenneberg T, Takahashi JS, Turek FW, Vitiello MV, Young MW, Czeisler CA. 2023. The importance of sleep regularity: a consensus statement of the National Sleep Foundation sleep timing and variability panel. Sleep Health. 2023 9 8;9(6):801-820.
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